Borrow a Kit
Kit loans have resumed! However, availability may change due to COVID mitigation measures.
All loans will now go out or come in on Thursday afternoons. Please make your request early!
How do I borrow a kit?
Museum Kits contain specimens, artifacts, models and suggested activities for a wide variety of ages. Designed for hands-on learning, the collections can be used in many different ways. Kit materials reflect the diversity of the UA Museum of the North’s research collections and utilize materials from our rich teaching collection to help you explore culture, science, and natural history in your own classroom.
How to request a kit
Choose a kit and fill out our online request form. Please make your request at least 1 week in advance. We will contact you to confirm kit availability.
These kits are available to homeschool families through their contact teachers. For compact kits available directly to homeschool families, please visit the homeschool kits page.
Kits are picked up and dropped off at the museum's loading dock on Thursday afternoons. Details will be emailed to borrowers. Pick up your kit on the designated date. Kits should be returned to the museum no later than 5:55pm on the due date. A late fee of $5 per day will be assessed.
Please note: Kits are available during the academic year (August-May). During the summer months, kits are not available for check out.
Kit Passes are $25 per academic year. Kit Pass holders can reserve kits throughout the academic year.
The duration of kit loans is 2 weeks.
Up to two kits can be borrowed at a time. Loan duration can be extended if necessary within the limits of kit availability. Contact us in advance for special requests.
Some kits may be mailed. The requesting school will be responsible for shipping costs. Contact us for details.
If you need to cancel your loan, contact us at least 1 week in advance. Kits are popular and we often have a waiting list. Cancelling with less than 1 week's notice may result in loss of your borrowing abilities. Failure to pick up is considered a last-minute cancellation.
Contact us at UAfirstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (907) 474-5602.
Support UAMN Outreach
Your support can help sustain UAMN's kit program and provide for delivery to rural communities. Follow the link below to learn about the Cabanis Outreach Fund.