Virtual Junior Curators

Junior Curators activities are designed for children 6 and older and their families.
Activities are adaptable to other ages.

Each month we offer a new theme and two ways to participate:

Join Us: Register to receive an activity packet and to meet via Zoom with a museum educator. Check the calendar for upcoming events.

Do It Yourself: Check this site for free at-home activities to explore on your own schedule.



September's theme is Berries!

September 18, 2021
11 am - noon

Drawing of a berry plant in a sketchbook, colored red and green with colored pencils.

Image: pure julia on Unsplash.

Discover the importance of berries in Alaska! Investigate how scientists collect and study berries, how to identify berry species, different ways people use berries, and more.

Join Us

Children 6 and older can register in advance to receive an activity supplies packet and meet online with a museum educator.

A UAMN educator will guide registered participants through an activity and share fun facts on September 18 from 11 am - noon via Zoom.  (Please note time change from previous Junior Curators sessions.)

Cost: $10 for non-members, $5 for UAMN members.

Materials will be available via local pick-up only. Space is limited to 12 children.

Click here to register!

Do It Yourself

At-home activities will be posted on this page on September 18. Create and discover at your own pace!


Presented in partnership with the UAF Winterberry project, funded from the National Science Foundation, award 1713156.


Choose a Theme!

New themes are added monthly.

We welcome your feedback! Share your pictures, videos, comments, or thoughts with us via email: or on the museum's Facebook pageWe look forward to hearing from you!


Image Credits: 
Marine Mammals: National Park Service.
Wings: David Clode on Unsplash.
Sun: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben.
Colors: Yingchih on Unsplash.
Carving: Free-Photos on Pixabay.
Exploration: Pexels on Pixabay.
Light: nightowl on Pixabay.
Solar System:
NASA/Jenny Mottar.