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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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!

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.

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.

Child looking at a colorful painting in a museum gallery.
Monday, October 9
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
UA Museum of the North

Enjoy a day at the museum designed for homeschoolers! Free admission for homeschool families all day. Explore the galleries, try scavenger hunts, and enjoy hands-on activities.

Bumblebee covered in pollen, sitting on a yellow flower.
Saturday, September 23
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UA Museum of the North

Explore the importance of pollinators in Alaska! Meet entomologists, investigate connections between pollinators and plants, try an I Spy hunt, create pollinator art, learn how to help them thrive, and more.

Child wearing a paper bumblebee mask and holding origami flowers.
Saturday, September 16
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Creativity Lab

Stop by the Creativity Lab for hands-on activities and a themed scavenger hunt. Discover science, history, culture, and art through investigations and crafts. September's theme is Pollinators!

Child holding a butterfly suncatcher.
Friday, September 15
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Creativity Lab

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

Three pictures in a row: The exterior of the museum, orange flowers against a blue sky, and an adult and baby musk ox.
May 15-September 1
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
University of Alaska Campus

Explore the UAF campus this summer! The summer shuttle stops at the Wood Center, UA Museum of the North, Georgeson Botanical Garden, and the Robert G. White Large Animal Station. This service is free.

Cover of the book
Friday, July 14
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
UA Museum of the North

Meet author and historian Jane Haigh! Haigh will be signing copies of her books, including "Children of the Gold Rush".