Museum Summer Camps

Dinosaur Camp

For students entering grades 2-3 and 4-6
June 4-8, 2018Fossil of a T. Rex.
For Grades 2-3: 9 am - Noon
For Grades 4-6:
1 - 4 pm

Discover dinosaurs and other fossils - especially those found right here in Alaska!

Taught by Dustin Stewart.

Register through UAF Summer Sessions. 

Archaeology Camp

For students entering grades 4-6
July 9-13, 2018
Monday-Friday, 9 am - NoonStudents digging at an archaeological site.

Campers will work with professional archaeologists to complete a simulated archaeological dig, examine authentic museum artifacts, and learn what it takes to be a real-life archaeologist. We’ll explore the history of Alaska’s native cultures through hands-on activities both in the field and the museum.

Taught by Scott Shirar, UAMN Archaeology Collections Manager

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.

Bug Camp

For students entering grades 3-7
July 16-20, 2018
Monday-Friday, 9 am - NoonLadybug on a flower.

Learn about Alaska's insects and their relatives - from our beautiful butterflies and dragonflies to our less-loveable mosquitoes and spiders. Through field, forest and pond, under rocks, in flowers and everywhere else, we'll collect (catch and release some, keep others to build a collection of dead specimens campers can take home) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals.

Taught by Derek Sikes, UAMN Entomology Curator, and Melissa Sikes,
Natural Resource Education Specialist for Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.


Museum Summer Camps are held at the UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab, 1962 Yukon Drive.
Registration is required. Register through UAF Summer Sessions.


Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA)
ASRA students at the Quartz Lake Field Camp.
The Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) offers engaging and in-depth experiences in science and engineering throughout the year.  During the summer of 2018, ASRA will offer a 2-week summer academy from July 23 - August 3.

Time Sleuths -- Archaeology in Interior Alaska

For students entering grades 9-12
July 23-August 3, 2018
Seven-day camping trip
Students go on a seven-day expedition to a 6,000-year-old archaeology site at
Quartz Lake in Alaska with professional archaeologists from the UA Museum of the North.
After fieldwork the team will work at the Archaeology Laboratory at the museum. Students
will learn how museum professionals preserve and store artifacts and samples.
For more information, go to the ASRA website.

Application deadline: April 15. Apply online here.

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