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Upcoming Events

December is Space Science Month

Discover the science, culture, and art of space.

Join us for interactive investigations, hands-on exploration, and crafts. Visit the Creativity Lab to enjoy an experience for all ages. Free with admission. 

Family Day: Space  
Dec. 6 from 12-4pm
Enjoy a show in the portable planetarium,  build space robots, and explore the solar system and the aurora with special guests from UAF's NASA Robotics program and the Geophysical Institute.

Early Explorers (under 5) Fridays, 10am-12pm
Junior Curators (5 and up) Two Saturdays, 2-4pm

Learn more about our programs for families.

 

Celebrate the Holidays with UAMN

Happy Holidays!

Purchase a UAMN Family Membership for your favorite family. Leave something under the tree for Santa's Clearing House. And don't miss our Holiday Sale in the Museum Store with special savings for UAMN Members.

Get all the details here.


Winter Break Activities

Explore the museum or drop in the Creativity Lab during open hours. Free with museum admission.

Monday‐Tuesday, December 22‐23, 1‐4pm
Create a holiday decoration or your own distinctive artwork.

Monday‐Tuesday, December 29‐30, 1‐4pm
Create a tree “fossil.” Bring a palm sized branch from your own holiday tree if you wish.

Learn more about our programs for families.


Explore our Exhibits

Arctic Odyssey: Voyages of the R/V Sikuliaq
In the Special Exhibits Gallery

The R/V Sikuliaq will aid scientists as they search for answers to our most pressing oceanographic questions. This exhibit explores the ship and the science, while taking a look at a history of creative, oceanographic instrumentation.

Discover the world's last frontier. 

 

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.

Starting Dec. 13, the museum will offer a free showing  of the film Herb & Dorothy by filmmaker Megumi Sasaki in the auditorium the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

Learn more about the exhibit. 


Movies in the Auditorium

Daily This Fall
 
The museum's 30-minute movies are presented on the hour from 12pm - 4pm in the Arnold Espe Auditorium. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for unlimited access to the day's movies.
 
Visit our movies page for more information.  
Watch trailers on YouTube.
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