Experience something new together

Education & Public Programs offers a variety of community programs for all ages to explore Alaska’s science, art, culture and history through hands-on activities. Check the happenings page for news about upcoming opportunities for both children and adults.

View the monthly flyer to learn more about specific programs!

Museum members get in free all year!


For regular updates on the museum's programs and events, subscribe to our monthly e-News, or like us on Facebook!


Discover and createChild and parent making art at Early Explorers.

Explore a different theme every month!  Discover science, culture, and art through interactive investigations, hands-on exploration and crafts. Our activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and encourage collaboration. Drop in to the Creativity Lab during program times and enjoy an experience together. Find more information on our Family Programs page.
Family Programs are sponsored by UA College Savings Plan.

EARLY EXPLORERS (ages 5 and under, with adult): Every Friday, 10 am - noon
JUNIOR CURATORS (ages 6 and up, with adult): One Saturday per month, 2 pm - 4 pm
TEEN STUDIO (ages 13-18): Select Saturdays, 2 pm - 4 pm

Science, art, history, and culture in your handsA visitor explorers specimens from the collection.

From September through May, connect with museum research and collections during our monthly themed Family Days. Meet curators, researchers, and other experts. Enjoy a variety of hands-on activities throughout the museum, including take-home crafts, games, and experiments. For more information, go to the Family Day page.

Next Family Day
April 27, 2019: Soil

Guests 14 and under are free on Family Days. Proudly presented by TOTE Maritime.

Spend a night at the museumSleepover logo

Join us for after-hours special activities and night time gallery explorations. Create, explore, and sleep among the exhibits.
An evening snack and light breakfast are provided.
For 7-13 year olds with accompanying adult (1 adult can accompany up to 3 kids).

This year's sleepover was on February 15-16, 2019. Check back soon for information on next year's sleepover!
For more information, go to the sleepover page.


Learn something newParents and child work together at an art workshop.

Explore art with a skilled instructor and bring home a one-of-a-kind creation! Designed for children working with an adult.

For upcoming workshop dates and themes, check out the workshops page.


Enjoy special exhibits year roundBanner Ad for Expedition Alaska Special Exhibit.

Special exhibits explore a variety of subjects. Interactive elements make exhibits enjoyable for the whole family. Special programming around the exhibit themes is developed every year for families.

For information on our current special exhibits, go to the exhibits page.


Be curiousBoy playing with dinosaur toys in the family room.

Our Family Room is a place for children and adults to be curious and feel at home. Collection-based touchable materials, toys, puzzles, and books encourage quiet investigation and intergenerational discovery time. The Family Room offers a low-stress environment for all ages to explore and relax.

Included with museum admission. Open daily.


Support UAMN Public Programs

You can help connect children and adults to museum science, culture, and art through a donation. For more information, please see our Giving page.

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