Experience something new together
Education & Public Programs offers a variety of community programs for all ages to explore Alaska’s science, art, culture and history through hands-on activities. Check the events page for news about upcoming opportunities for both children and adults. Or look at individual pages to learn more about our specific programs.
Museum members get in free all year!
Science, art and culture in your hands
Through October to May, connect with museum research and collections on our monthly themed Family Days. Explore science, art & culture through hands-on art & science activities, meet the experts, learn about UAF research, and explore the museum collection differently.
Kids 14 & under are free for Family Day.
Explore our Family Day page.
Discover & Create
Explore a different theme every month! Discover science, culture, and art through interactive investigations, hands-on exploration and crafts. Our activities are designed to provide engaging experiences for all ages and to inspire multigenerational collaboration. Drop-in the Creativity Lab during program times and enjoy an experience together. Look for our monthly themes & dates here.
EARLY EXPLORERS (under 5) every Friday, 10-noon
JUNIOR CURATORS (6 and up) Two Saturdays per month, 2-4pm
Special Programming for Special Exhibits
Special exhibits, designed and built by museum staff, explore a variety of subjects. Interactive elements make exhibits enjoyable for the whole family. Special programming around the exhibit themes are developed every year for families. See our special exhibits programming page for more info.
Our Family Room is a place for children and adults to be curious and feel at home. Collection-based touchable materials, toys, puzzles, and books encourage quiet investigation and intergenerational discovery time. The Family Room offers a low stress environment for adults to relax and all ages to explore.
Included with regular museum admission.
Spend a night at the museum! Join us for after hours special activities and night time gallery explorations. Create, explore, and finally sleep amongst the exhibits. An evening snack and light breakfast is provided. Winter dates will be available in the Fall! More info on our sleepover page.
Support UAMN Public Programs
You can help connect children and adults to museum science, culture, and art. Follow the link below to learn more about opportunities for giving.