Virtual Junior Curators: Marine Mammals
May 2021's theme is Marine Mammals!
Discover diverse mammals that call the ocean home!
Explore how animals such as whales, walruses, and sea otters are adapted to marine life, the importance of marine mammals in Alaska cultures, and more.
At Home Activities:
The links are all PDF documents.
Guess Who? Trivia Game: Play a game to explore fun facts about Alaska marine mammals!
Make a Walrus Mask: Explore walruses in art and culture by creating a walrus mask.
- Create a Model Umiak: Discover some ways people use marine mammals by making a model boat.
Left to Right: Kelp Forest Collage, Walrus Mask, and Model Umiak examples.
In Spring 2021, the UA Museum of the North suspended a bowhead whale skeleton in the lobby. Watch behind-the-scenes videos of museum staff preparing the skeleton on this YouTube playlist.
For activities designed for kids ages 5 and under, go to our Virtual Early Explorers page.