Field Trips


Bring your class to the museum!Child holding a replica skull and looking at the camera.

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 science, art, history, culture, and collections from your classroom.

See our Kits & Objects, visit our Activities & Resources page, or check out the Virtual Museum.

Fill out the Reservation Request form or email for more information.

Bring your students to the museum to learn about our state’s history, cultures, science, and art! 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.

NEW! Preschool Offerings: With a preschool field trip, teachers receive a backpack of interactive gallery exploration activities designed for ages 3-5.  Optional Add-On: Reserve the Creativity Lab for your visit, including a hands-on craft and a free-play area. Additional $2 per student. Available select Monday and Friday mornings, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Request an Exhibit Exploration online

Available: Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM.
Advance reservations required.
Schedule throughout the school year.
Cost: $4 per student
Chaperones required.


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: Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Maximum: 30 students (15 students minimum). Chaperones required.
Cost: $4 per student

Book Directed Discovery online (on or after December 12).
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

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.

New for Spring 2024! FAIRBANKS HISTORY LAB
Discover the early history of Fairbanks in a docent-led experience. Explore objects and galleries. Discover how different cultural traditions have shaped our town. Create collaborative art.

Available: Mondays, 10:00AM (1.5 hours)
Cost: $50 per class + school tour admission ($4 per student)
Maximum: 30 students (15 student minimum)

Booking preference for 2nd grade classes.
2nd grade registration: December 12-19.
Registration open to all grades on December 20.


Advance reservations required.

Schedule 20-30 extra minutes after your Directed Discovery to lead your students through another of the museum’s galleries.


Local volunteers guide all Directed Discoveries. If you are interested in helping, contact us at or  907-474-5602.

Book a Field Trip

► Request an Exhibit Exploration: Reservation Request 

► Request a Directed Discovery: Call-in day is December 12. Reservation Request.
      See your school administrator for allotment details. 

► Download a copy of our Fall 2023 Field Trip Flyer (pdf).


Field Trip Grants

Exterior of the museum building, with a school bus parked outside.

Need help with funds? Try securing a grant from one of these organizations:



Contact us if you are interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities for field trip programs:
Jennifer Arseneau, Education & Public Programs Manager, 907-474-6948 or


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