Discover Alaska's rivers! The UA Museum of the North is offering hands-on programs during the month of September. All activities take place in the Creativity Lab are inlcuded with admission.

Fridays in September
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Early Explorers for kids 5 and under
Enjoy arts and crafts with your toddler or preschooler. 

Download our flyer for this month's programs.

Family Day: Rivers

Saturday, September 24
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the first Family Day of the new semester!  Get inspired by museum research. Ask experts about rivers and animals!

Free for kids 14 and under.
Proudly sponsored by TOTE Maritime

More information HERE

Adult Art Workshop

September 27 & 29
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Participants at this hands-on workshop will examine approaches to using photographs, drawings, and other objects that can be embedded into wax with instructor Katlian Stark.

Pre-registration required.

More information HERE

Ask an Archaeologist

Monday - Friday; October 10-14
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet museum archaeologists in the lobby. See artifacts from the collections. Bring your own objects to be identified. (No appraisals offered. Just expert insight.) Celebrate International Archaeology Day Saturday, October 15th with a visit to UAMN!

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

Learn more HERE 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.

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. 


Living Alaska: A Decade of Collecting Contemporary Art for Alaska Museums
COMING SOON to the Collections Gallery

Explore more than a decade's worth of Alaska's artworks, made possible by annual grants to the state's museums from the Rasmuson Foundation to  acquire contemporary art. In its first ten years, the Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund distributed grants to purchase more than a thousand works by hundreds of artists.

Discover contemporary Alaska art.

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