Family Days


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Next Family Day


Saturday, February 24, 2024

12 - 4 pm

Theme: Alaska Stories

An adult stands behind a table holding an animal bone and talking to several children. Bones and furs are visible on the table.

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. 

Activities are designed for all ages.  Adult supervision required.

There is no admission fee for ages 17 and under at Family Days.

Image: UAMN photo by E. Padilla.



Hands-on science, culture, history, and art!

Family Days allow the whole family to connect with the museum! Enjoy hands-on activities, including crafts, games, and experiments. Meet curators and other experts. See and touch museum specimens. Explore the galleries.

Family Days are designed to engage the whole family in exploring, investigating, and having fun. All ages are welcome! 

Guests 17 and under are FREE on Family Days, and parking is always free on weekends!


TOTE logo.Museum Family Days are proudly presented by TOTE.


Learn more about Family Days!

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Virtual Family Days

Virtual Family Days feature video interviews with experts, how-to craft videos, and hands-on activities designed to do at home.

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Past Family Days

Curious about what happens at a Family Day? See pictures and read about past Family Day themes, guests, and activities!