January is Earth Sciences Month
Discover dinosaurs, geology, earthquakes and more!
Join us for interactive investigations, hands-on exploration, and crafts. Visit the Creativity Lab to enjoy an experience for all ages. Free with admission.
Early Explorers (under 5) Fridays, 10am-12pm
Junior Curators (5 and up) Two Saturdays, 2-4pm
Learn more about our programs for families.
Museum Discovery Series
Thursday, February 5
Find out what our scientists are learning from the museum's collections.
In the Museum Auditorium
Learn more about the series.
Family Day: Mammals
Saturday, February 7
Connect with museum collections and research. Discover Alaska science, culture, and art, create crafts, try out experiments, meet the experts, and explore galleries.
Kids 14 & under FREE for Family Day!
Museum Family Days are sponsored by Saltchuk.
Find out more about Family Days.
Meet an Astronaut
Friday, February 27
Hear from former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao about hs missions to space. Get an autographed photo. right here in the museum.
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 a free showing of the film Herb & Dorothy by filmmaker Megumi Sasaki in the auditorium the second Saturday of each month. Join us for the next screening Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10:30am.
Learn more about the exhibit.
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.