Discover & Create Together


Discover science, history, culture, and art through hands-on investigations, crafts, and games. Activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and encourage multigenerational collaboration. Come back every month to explore a new theme!

 

Programs included with admission.

Family membership gets you in for free all year long!

  

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Ongoing
UA Museum of the North website

Create and discover with your family! Explore our archive of over 150 hands-on activities for all ages, designed to do at home.

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Ongoing
Museum Auditorium

Enjoy a movie in the museum auditorium! Movie offerings change on a regular basis. Additional charge applies.

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February 22-23
UA Giving Day website

Support the UA Museum of the North during UA's Giving Day 2023! Spine Care Specialists of Alaska will make a $2,000 gift to Museum Education and Public Programs once 10 donors give to the museum during Giving Day.

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Friday, February 3
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Learn about the diverse many-legged animals that often visit gardens in Alaska, both the beneficial pollinators and predators, from Curator of Insects Derek Sikes.

A child looks at several large mammal bones on a table. Two adults are behind the table.
Saturday, January 28
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UA Museum of the North

Discover ancient Alaska! Meet archaeologists and paleontologists, see artifacts and fossils, try a scavenger hunt in the galleries, create Ice Age art, and more.

Three children examine fossils with magnifying glasses.
Saturday, January 14
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab

Stop by the Creativity Lab for hands-on activities and a themed scavenger hunt. Discover science, history, culture, and art through investigations and crafts. January's theme is Ice Age!

A child holding a shell and a pipette stands next to a block of ice with sequins and other shiny items frozen inside.
Friday, January 13
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab

Drop in with your toddler or preschooler to create and discover with hands-on activities in the Creativity Lab. January's theme is Ice Age!

Three children sitting at a table, working on a craft project.
Ongoing
UA Museum of the North Website

Create and discover with your family! Explore our archive of over 150 hands-on activities for all ages, designed to do at home.

Green aurora lights dance across the night sky.
Ongoing
Museum Auditorium

Enjoy a movie in the museum auditorium! Movie offerings change on a regular basis. Additional charge applies.