February's theme is Ice Age Alaska
Drop in to the Creativity Lab during program times and enjoy an experience together. Adult supervision required. Siblings (all ages) are welcome.
Free with admission. Family membership gets you in for free all year long!
JUNIOR CURATORS (6 and up, with adult)
Saturday, February 6 from 2pm-4pm
Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Celebrate Collections Month with our virtual scavenger hunt!
Photograph three objects to create your own virtual collection. Let us know: how are your objects related? How are they similar? How are they different? How did you choose them? Example collection themes: blue objects, symmetrical objects, objects from a certain region of Alaska, etc.
Share your pictures with us (@alaskamuseum) via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or email (UAfirstname.lastname@example.org) all month long. Also, take advantage of a special opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at our collections during our annual Open House on Saturday, January 23.
Everyone who submits a complete collection of three objects by Friday, January 29 at 5pm will be entered to win a prize.
Prize winners will be chosen at random from complete entries.
Family Day: Ice Age
Saturday, February 13
Explore Alaska’s Ice Age animals and landscapes. Make your own Ice Age art. Ask the experts from the museum’s Archaeology, Earth Sciences, and Mammalogy collections!
Kids 14 & under are free on Family Days, thanks to our sponsor Saltchuk.
Parking is free on campus on weekends.
Spend a night at the museum! Join us for after hours special activities and night time gallery explorations. Create, explore, and finally sleep among the exhibits. An evening snack and light breakfast will be provided.
For ages 7-13 year olds with accompanying adult (1 adult can accompany up to 3 kids)
Online registration will open January 10 and close February 10, 2016
Read more about this event.
Movies at the Museum
Explore the museum's 30-minute movies. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for unlimited access to the day's movies.
- Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs at 10am
- Dynamic Aurora at 11am
- Arctic Currents at 12pm
- Dynamic Aurora at 1pm
- Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs at 2pm
- Dynamic Aurora at 3pm
- Arctic Currents at 4pm
Read more information about the museum's movies.
Explore our Exhibits
Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs
In the Special Exhibits Gallery
See authentic Alaska dinosaurs from the museum’s collections. Compare your leg to a dinosaur’s. View fossils and try your hand at excavating. Explore a virtual field camp. Practice paleontology and examine dinosaur teeth under the microscope. Discover with us!
Learn more about the exhibit.
Vogel 50 x 50
In the Collections Gallery
This exhibit features all 50 artwork donated by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, a librarian and postal worker who amassed one of the most important contemporary art collections in the country. They surprised the art world by donating the entire collection to museums across the country.
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.