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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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 a hundred hands-on activities for all ages, designed to do at home.

Butterfly and moth specimens in a drawer.
Ongoing
UA Museum of the North Website

Visit the UA Museum of the North from home with resources for all ages!

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.

Three snowflakes in different shapes, sitting on a snowy ground.
December 11, 18, 20, 27
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UA Museum of the North

Celebrate winter at the museum! Participate in scavenger hunts, add to our collaborative Nanuq art wall, drop in for an activity in the Creativity Lab, and pick up a take-home craft. Each day will have a different winter-related theme.

Moose plushie next to a snowshoe mounted on a wall of Alaska license plates.
December 4-10
UA Museum of the North

Discover with your toddler or preschooler. Go on a gallery hunt-and-find challenge, pick up a free take-home activity (while supplies last) and do hands-on activities at home. December's theme is Winter!

Child sitting in a museum gallery, sketching on white paper. A wooden Raven sculpture is in front of the child.
Saturday, November 20
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UA Museum of the North

Create and discover with your family! Activities are designed for all ages. Discover connections between animals, art, and culture, explore animal-related art, pick up supplies for take-home activities, and more.

Hand holding a paintbrush, painting a landscape showing seals.
Saturday, November 13
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UA Museum of the North Website

Explore the diversity of animal-themed art! Register in advance (children 6 and older) to receive activity supplies and to meet online with a museum educator. At-home activities will also be freely available online.

Walrus plushie sitting on the back of a metal sculpture of a polar bear.
November 6-12
UA Museum of the North

Discover with your toddler or preschooler. Go on a gallery hunt-and-find challenge and do hands-on activities at home. November's theme is Animals in Art.

A person wearing a white lab coat is showing drawers of museum specimens, including several small mammals.
Ongoing on select Fridays
12:00 PM
UA Museum of the North Website

See behind-the-scenes at the museum! Discover how we care for 2.5 million objects and specimens. Virtually experience field and lab work.