Kids & Families
Note: Programs are currently being held virtually. Check the calendar page for upcoming opportunities, or go to the Virtual Museum page to explore the museum from home!
Experience something new together
The museums offers a variety of programs for all ages to explore Alaska’s science, art, culture and history through hands-on activities. Check the calendar for upcoming events!
Museum members get in free all year!
Discover and create with monthly themes
Discover science, history, culture, and art through hands-on investigations, crafts,
and games. Explore a different theme every month! For more information, go to the
Family Programs page.
EARLY EXPLORERS (ages 5 and under, with adult): Every Friday, 10 am - noon
JUNIOR CURATORS (ages 6 and up, with adult): One Saturday per month, 2 pm - 4 pm
Science, art, history, and culture in your hands
Connect with the museum during our monthly themed Family Days! Meet curators, scientists, and other experts. Enjoy hands-on activities, including take-home crafts, games, and experiments. All ages are welcome! For more information, go to the Family Days page.
Guests 14 and under are free on Family Days.
Proudly presented by TOTE Maritime.
Explore the relationships between art and science
ARTSci Workshops are designed for teens to explore connections between art and science, discover new skills, and create something to take home. Register for one workshop, or the whole series. For ages 13-18. For more information, go to the ARTSci Workshops page.
Spend a night at the museum
Join us for after-hours special activities and gallery explorations. Create, explore, and sleep among the exhibits. An evening snack and light breakfast are provided.
For 7-13 year olds with accompanying adult (1 adult can accompany up to 3 kids).
Learn something new
Explore art with a skilled instructor and bring home a one-of-a-kind creation! Designed for children working with an adult. Check out the workshops page.
Enjoy special exhibits year round
Special exhibits explore a variety of subjects. Interactive elements make exhibits enjoyable for the whole family. For more information, go to the exhibits page.
Our Family Room is a place for children and adults to explore, play, and relax. Hands-on objects, toys, puzzles, and books encourage investigation and discoveries.
Included with museum admission. Open daily.
Support UAMN Public Programs
You can help connect children and adults to museum science, culture, and art through a donation. For more information, please see our Giving page.