January museum programs explore the ice age

mammoth and mastodon fossils in a museum exhibit
UAMN photo
Mammoth and mastodon fossils are displayed at the UA Museum of the North.

The University of Alaska Museum of the North’s January hands-on programs will focus on the ice age.

Families are invited to drop in with children 5 and younger at Early Explorers on Friday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m.-noon. Create and discover with hands-on activities in the Creativity Lab, and explore the galleries.

Junior Curators, designed for children 6 and older with an adult, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 2-4 p.m. Drop in for activities and a themed scavenger hunt.

Family Day: Ice Age will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 2-4 p.m. Visitors can meet archaeologists and paleontologists, see artifacts and fossils, try a scavenger hunt in the galleries and create Ice Age art. There is no admission fee for children 14 and under at Family Days, thanks to support from TOTE.

These programs are included with admission and are free for members.

For more information about museum events, visit the museum website or call 907-474-7505.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Jennifer Arseneau, 907-474-6948, ua-museum@alaska.edu.