Kids & Families

Experience something new together

The museums offers a variety of 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 events.

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, like us on Facebook,  or click here to subscribe to our e-newsletter.

 Coming to the museum with your family?
Explore the galleries with our activity sheets!


Discover and createChild and parent making art at Early Explorers.

Discover science, history, culture, and art through hands-on investigations, crafts, and games. Explore a different theme every month! For more information, go to the Family Programs page.
Family Programs are sponsored by Alaska 529.

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


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

Connect with museum research and collections during our monthly themed Family Days. Meet curators, researchers, and other experts. Enjoy hands-on activities, including take-home crafts, games, and experiments. For more information, go to the Family Day page.

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 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 7, 2020. 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. 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. For more information, 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 explore, play, and relax. Hands-on objects, toys, puzzles, and books encourage investigation and discoveries.

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.