Museum Summer Camps

Museum Summer Camps are held at the UA Museum of the North Creativity Lab, 1962 Yukon Drive.  Registration is required.

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.

Dinosaur Camp 

For students entering grades 2-3 and 4-6

June 3-7, 2019

Fossil of a T. Rex.For Grades 2-3: 1 - 4 pm
For Grades 4-6: 9 am - Noon

Discover dinosaurs and other fossils - especially those found right here in Alaska!

Taught by Dustin Stewart.

Register through UAF Summer Sessions

Archaeology Camp

For students entering grades 4-6

June 10-14, 2019
Monday-Friday, 9 am - NoonStudents digging at an archaeological site.

Campers will work with professional archaeologists to complete a simulated archaeological dig, examine authentic museum artifacts, and learn what it takes to be a real-life archaeologist. We’ll explore the history of Alaska’s native cultures through hands-on activities both in the field and the museum.

Taught by Scott Shirar, UAMN Archaeology Collections Manager

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.

Bug Camp

For students entering grades 3-7
July 15-19, 2019
Monday-Friday, 9 am - NoonLadybug on a flower.

Learn about Alaska's insects and their relatives - from our beautiful butterflies and dragonflies to our less-loveable mosquitoes and spiders. Through field, forest and pond, under rocks, in flowers and everywhere else, we'll collect (catch and release some, keep others to build a collection of dead specimens campers can take home) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals.

Taught by Derek Sikes, UAMN Entomology Curator

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.

Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) 

The Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA) offers engaging and in-depth experiences in science and engineering for middle and high school students.  During the summer of 2019, ASRA will offer a 2-week summer academy from July 8 - 19.

Deciphering the Past with Archaeology

For students entering grades 9-12
July 8-19, 2019
ASRA students at the Quartz Lake Field Camp.

Participants will learn the fundamental principles of archaeology and how humans have survived in the sub-arctic/arctic for well over 14,000 years. Students will gain first-hand experience in finding, testing and excavating at an archaeological site. They will prepare and process collected data and materials from the excavation. New to this year’s module is an experimental archaeology component. This is a prime opportunity for students to  be engaged in the thrill of discovery, be outside, and learn how
humans lived before modern amenities. Come and be part of the discovery!

This module will be in-town with day trips. For more information, go to the ASRA website.

Application deadline: April 15. Apply online here.