Virtual Family Day: Exploration

Create and discover with your family! Activities are designed for all ages.

Close-up of a compass sitting on top of a world map.

Image by PDPics on Pixabay.

Discover the diverse ways people have explored throughout history, from mountain climbing and fossil hunting to unraveling the mysteries of outer space!


Activities To Do At Home:

The links are all PDF documents.

An ice block with a Lego, toy giraffe, and pipe cleaners frozen into it. A cup of salt, a spoon, and a cup of water are next to the ice.             Various pictures glued to an accordion booklet, with the words "Exploring Alaska" on the cover.                Marbled red and orange sun paper on a black background.

Left to Right: Ice Excavation, Explore Alaska Booklet, and Make Sun Art (courtesy of NASA SpacePlace).

Exploration Gallery Walk

Watch a guided tour of objects related to exploration in the museum galleries!


Create A Field Journal

Watch a how-to video to help you make your own field journal!


NASA Parker Solar Probe

Discover how the Parker Solar Probe will survive its journey to explore the Sun!


Museum Minute: Watch short videos about exploration made by UAMN education staff. Each video includes ideas for activities to do at home.

View of a sunset over a snow-covered landscape, with the word "Exploration" and the UAMN logo.Explore From Home

Pop-Up Rocket Card

Exploring the Sun

Exploring Water


For activities designed for kids ages 5 and under, go to our
 Virtual Early Explorers page.

For activities designed for kids ages 6-12, go to our Virtual Junior Curators page.

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TOTE logo.Museum Family Days are proudly presented by TOTE. THANK YOU!

UAMN is a proud partner of the National Informal STEM Education Network and member of the NASA Space Science Education Consortium.

NASA Space Science Education Consortium logo.This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and  do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.