Upcoming Events

May's theme is FLIGHT!

Join us for interactive investigations, hands-on exploration, and crafts. 

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

May 16 Fly: Insects!
May 30 Fly: Pterosaurs!

Learn more  about our programs for families.

Sikuliaq Science Day

Saturday, May 9

Explore the special exhibit Arctic Odyssey: Voyages of the R/V Sikuliaq.  Meet scientists who've been on board the ship and discover answers to your questions about the ocean.

Learn more  about the exhibit.

Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs

Opens Saturday, May 23

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.

Explore our Exhibits

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.

The museum will offer free showings of the film Herb & Dorothy by filmmaker Megumi Sasaki in the auditorium. Join us for the final screening Saturday, May 9 at 10:30am.

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. 

Movies in the Auditorium

Daily This Winter
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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