Museum

HANDS-ON SCIENCE, ART & CULTURE !

Connect with museum research and collections

From October through May, Family Days allow the whole family to connect with museum collections and UAF research. Discover Alaska science, culture, and art, create crafts, try out experiments, meet the experts, and explore galleries in a new light.

Noon-4pm

Kids 14 & under FREE for Family Day!          FREE parking on weekends!

Museum Family Days are sponsored by Saltchuk.

OCEAN EXPLORATION

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Noon-4pm

Be a scientist for a day and explore the oceans through hands-on activities: engineer your own model to explore the bottom of the oceans, and spend time in our lab to explore ocean biology, physics, and chemistry. Touch some invertebrates, and meet people who spent months on vessels like the Sikuliaq. Hunt for ocean-related artifacts in the galleries and learn about ongoing UAF research from experts. 

Special guests: SFOS (School of Fisheries), UAF Mechanical Engineering Society         

Our activities are designed to provide engaging experiences for all ages

OUTER SPACE

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Noon-4pm

Explore OUTER SPACE through a variety of hands-on activities all around the museum! Enjoy some time under the portable planetarium, explore the science, the stories, and the beauty of auroras, make your own rockets & meet UAF space physician experts.

Special guests: UAF GI

Our activities are designed to provide engaging experiences for all ages

Mammals!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

ART

Saturday, March 14, 2015

ARCHEOLOGY

Saturday, April 11, 2015

FLY!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

THIS PAST ACADEMIC YEAR...

...we had a wonderful year of educational hands-on science and art activities. Families were also able to meet experts from different fields and ask all kind of questions of paleontologists, ichthyologists and marine biologists, mountaineers, anthropologists, Alaska Native dancers, genomic specialists, and biologists.

Visit the museum's tumblr page to see some of those stories.

Family Day: Maskarade
Family Day: Denali 
Family Day: DNA
 

THANK YOU

Museum Family Days are proudly sponsored by Saltchuk

    PREVIOUS FAMILY DAYS!
  • Fish Day

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    Fish Day

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    Fish Day

  • MASKarade

    MASKarade

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    MASKarade

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    MASKarade

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    MASKarade

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    MASKarade

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    MASKarade

  • MASKarade

    MASKarade

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