Bring your class to the museum!
A field trip to the museum will enrich your lessons, engage student interest, and create lasting memories. Plan a visit for your class and ignite their curiosity.
We have many resources designed to help you prepare for your field trip or to explore museum science, art, and collections from your classroom.
See our Kits & Objects and visit our Activities & Resources page.
Fill out the Reservation Request form or email UAemail@example.com for more information.
Bring your students to the museum to learn about our state’s history, animals, artists, and Alaska Native cultures. Focus time in one gallery or plan a rotation schedule to visit them all. Make reservations throughout the semester and explore at your own pace.
►Request an Exhibit Exploration online.
Available: Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM.
Advance reservations required.
Schedule throughout the school year.
Cost: $4 per student
MOVIES $3 per student
Watch a movie in our auditorium.
Check the schedule.
UAMN volunteer docents guide student explorations and activities centered on museum research and collections. Directed Discoveries are allotted to local schools. See your administrator for details.
Available: Tuesday-Thursday. All tours begin at 10:00 AM.
Schedule on Call-In Day: December 14, 2022
Maximum: 30 students (15 students minimum). Chaperones required.
Cost: $4 per student
►Book Directed Discovery online (on or after December 14).
You can also book on (or after) call-in day by phoning 907-474-5602.
Choose a Directed Discovery topic based on grade-specific curriculum.
GRADES K - 1 🕒 1 hr
GRADES 2 - 6 🕒 1.5 hrs
ALASKA NATIVE CULTURES
Discover and explore in the Gallery of Alaska.
K-1 Develop awareness of the cultural diversity of our state through objects and gallery explorations.
2-3 Explore Alaska Native cultures, experience fish camp and learn about cultural traditions and seasonal activities in Alaska's Interior.
4-6 Examine cultural connections to regional resources and take part in a trade game to learn about bartering traditions.
Discover the Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery.
K-1 Learn to observe art and recognize art elements. Practice discussing artworks. View and sketch art.
2-6 Discover and interpret art in many forms including The Place Where You Go to Listen, paintings, and sculptures. Observe and sketch during free-choice gallery time.
Discover how museum collections teach us about our world.
K-1 Find animals in the Gallery of Alaska while practicing observation and comparison.
2-3 Apply skills of sorting and classification and learn why they are important to science.
4-6 Examine and compare skulls to learn about animal characteristics and adaptations.
ADD-ONS Advance reservations required.
GALLERY EXPLORATION Free
Schedule 20-30 extra minutes after your Directed Discovery to lead your students through another of the museum’s galleries.
SPECIAL EXHIBITS Free
Local volunteers guide all Directed Discoveries. If you are interested in helping, see our online flyer (Become a Volunteer Docent!) or call 907-474-5602.
Book a Field Trip
► Request an Exhibit Exploration: Reservation Request
► Request a Directed Discovery: Call-in day is December 14. Reservation Request.
See your school administrator for allotment details.
► Download a copy of our Spring 2023 Field Trip Flyer (pdf).
Field Trip Grants
Need help with funds? Try securing a grant from one of these organizations:
- AK State Council on the Arts Excursion Grant
- Apply one month or more prior to a planned visit
- Carrs Safeway Alaska Education Grant Program
- Application period opens in September
- NEA Student Success Grants
- Deadlines are June 15th and October 15th
INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?
Contact us if you are interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities for field
Jennifer Arseneau, Education & Public Programs Manager, 907-474-6948 or firstname.lastname@example.org