Discover & Create Together

Discover science, history, culture, and art through hands-on investigations, crafts, and games. Activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and encourage multigenerational collaboration. Come back every month to explore a new theme!


Programs included with admission.

Family membership gets you in for free all year long!


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Three children sitting at a table, working on a craft project.
UA Museum of the North website

Create and discover with your family! Explore our archive of over 150 hands-on activities for all ages, designed to do at home.

Butterfly and moth specimens in a drawer.
UA Museum of the North website

Visit the UA Museum of the North from home with resources for all ages!

Green aurora lights dance across the night sky.
Museum Auditorium

Enjoy a movie in the museum auditorium! Movie offerings change on a regular basis. Additional charge applies.

Portraits highlighting six African American Alaskans from Fairbanks. Part of 44 portraits on exhibit at UAMN.
December 16th, 2023 - April 1, 2024
Special Exhibits Gallery

The Black in Alaska special exhibition at UAMN presents portraits, videos, and the stories of more than 40 Alaskans from Fairbanks and around Alaska.

Several red-and-yellow marbled Sun prints on a table, with children's hands visible.
Saturday, March 9
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UA Museum of the North

Create marbled Sun prints! Explore ways people and animals stay warm, see and touch museum objects, and try a scavenger hunt.

Two children smiling with their hands into Ziploc bags filled with shortening, dipping them into a tub of water.
Friday, March 8
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UA Museum of the North

Drop in with your toddler or preschooler to create and discover with hands-on activities in the Creativity Lab. March's theme is Warmth!

An adult stands behind a table holding an animal bone and talking to several children. Bones and furs are visible on the table.
Saturday, February 24
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UA Museum of the North

Discover Alaska through storytelling! See a movie, explore the Black in Alaska: Interior Edition special exhibit, investigate how museums tell diverse stories, go on a scavenger hunt, make your own storybook, and more.

Museum sleepover logo.
Friday, February 16
7:00 PM - 9:00 AM
UA Museum of the North

For children ages 7-13 with accompanying adult. Spend a night at the museum! Join us for after-hours special activities and nighttime gallery explorations. Create, explore, and sleep among the exhibits. An evening snack and light breakfast will be provided.

Five portraits of individuals and couples, arranged in a collage.
Friday, February 9
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
UA Museum of the North

Join us for this free community event to explore the exhibit, connect with featured Alaskans, and learn about the Black in Alaska media project.