November museum programs explore animals in art

A child writes in a notebook in the museum.
UAMN photo by Gail Priday
A child sketches animal-related artwork in the Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery.

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is exploring animals in art during family programs in November.

Virtual Early Explorers is designed for ages 5 and younger, with an adult. From Nov. 6-12, families can participate in a museum hunt-and-find, enter to win a prize and explore hands-on activities shared online at

Children 6 and older are invited to register for Virtual Junior Curators on Nov. 13. Registered participants will receive an activity supplies packet and will meet with museum educators via Zoom from 11 a.m.-noon. Register in advance at At-home activities will also be available online.

At Family Day: Animals in Art on Saturday, Nov. 20, from noon to 4 p.m., visitors can explore animal-related art in the galleries, pick up supplies for take-home activities and more. Masks are required on campus. There is no admission fee for children 14 and under at Family Days, thanks to support from TOTE.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Arseneau, education and public programs manager, 907-474-6948,