Museum Summer Camps


Space Camp

A child jumps onto a stomp rocket launcher in front of the museum.

June 2022

Learn  about space science through hands-on activities.  Topics include the aurora, rockets, our Solar System, and more. Experience the wonder of outer space with us this summer!

  • Session I: June 1-3, 10am-noon. 5-7 year olds.
    $90 non-member, $75 museum members
  • Session II: June 6-10, 9am-noon. 8-12 year olds.
    $150 non-member, $115 museum members

Scholarships available. Inquire for an application.


Taught by UAMN educators:
Emily Koehler-Platten, Elisabeth Padilla, and Jennifer Arseneau.

Space Camp is proudly presented by Dr. Walt & Marita Babula.

UAMN image by J.Arseneau

Bug Camp

For students entering grades 3-7

July 18-22, 2022, 9 am-noon
Clipart of a beetle on a dark green background.
Learn about Alaska’s insects and their relatives - from our beautiful butterflies and dragonflies to our less-loved 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 preserved specimens campers can take home) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals.

Taught by Derek Sikes, UAMN Curator of Insects, and Melissa Sikes, Natural Resource Education Specialist at the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District .

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.


Visit our Virtual Museum page or check the calendar for online opportunities.