UAMN Events Calendar

All programs included with museum admission.
For more information, download our monthly flyer or visit the Family Programs page.

Family Programs are proudly sponsored by UA College Savings Plan.

December's theme is Moon!

EARLY EXPLORERS (ages 5 and under, with adult)
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Drop in with your toddler or preschooler to create and discover. Materials and activities provided.
Siblings welcome!
Note: There will be no Early Explorers on December 28.

JUNIOR CURATORS (ages 6 and up, with adult)
Saturday, December 8: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Discover science, history, culture, and art through hands-on investigations and crafts.
Siblings welcome!

Saturday, December 15: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Explore connections between art and science. This month, try faux taxidermy! Make animal specimens using art materials. Explore animal morphology and learn about their adaptations
Registration required. Register online here!


Monday, December 31: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Fireworks next to the museum.

Join us for hot cocoa and cookies (while supplies last).
Fireworks start at 8 pm.



Movies at the Museum

Explore the museum's 30-minute movies. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for access to the day's movies.

  • Winter or Teacher's Choice at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Dynamic Aurora at 11:00 a.m.
  • Extreme Weather at 12:00 p.m.
  • Dynamic Aurora at 1:00 p.m.
  • Winter at 2:00 p.m.
  • Extreme Weather at 3:00 p.m.
  • Dynamic Aurora at 4:00 p.m.

Learn more HERE about the museum's movies.

Explore our Exhibits

ShAKe: Earthquakes in Interior Alaska
In the Special Exhibits Gallery
Major earthquakes are part of the history and the future of Interior Alaska. The last 100 years have seen vast changes in how we understand these events. Explore how the impact on the public has been recorded through local newspapers.

Expedition Alaska: Archaeology & Mammalogy
In the Collections Gallery
Follow museum scientists as they journey across Alaska in search of clues about the people and animals that make their home here. Watch videos filmed on location that tell the tales of the scientists in search of clues to the region's dynamic history. Learn more about the exhibit.

Northern Forest
In the Café Gallery
Explore the intricate details of the woods around the artist's home in a variety of paintings and woodcuts by Gail Priday. The artworks represent the changing seasons, a remarkable feature of living in the Interior. Learn more about the exhibit.

The Last Road North
Inside the Museum's West Entrance
A collection of photographs by Alaska artist Ben Huff from his larger series The Last Road North. These photos were taken along the Dalton Highway over the course of five years using a large format camera. Explore this remote Alaska highway.

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