Summer Camps at the Museum


Space Camp 2024

A child jumps onto a stomp rocket launcher in front of the museum.

Learn  about space science through hands-on activities.  Topics include the aurora, rockets, our Solar System, and more. Experience the wonder of outer space with us this summer!

Session I: May 29-31, 2024. 9 am-noon. For 5-7 year olds.
$90 (non-member),  $75 (UAMN member)

Session II: June 3-7, 2024. 9 am-noon. For 8-12 year olds. 
$150 (non-member), $115 (UAMN member)

Taught by UAMN educators.

Register online:


Scholarships available. Inquire at or call 907-474-6948.


Space Camp is proudly presented by Dr. Walt & Marita Babula and by NASA HEAT.

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UAMN is a partner in the NASA Heliophysics Education  Activation Team (HEAT). NASA HEAT supported under cooperative agreement number NNH15ZDA004C.



UAF Summer Sessions Camps

Sculpture at the Museum

Students entering grades 2-3: June 24-28, 2024, 9 am - noon
Students entering grades 4-6:
June 24-28, 2024, 1 pm - 4 pmSculpture icon

Build, assemble, attach, and decorate! In this camp, we will use shapes and various tactile and colorful materials to make sculptures. Students will be inspired by daily tours of the UA Museum's collection and grounds. Tell a story, create an animal, or just have fun with shapes! Each activity will provide campers with a hands-on experience and great works of 3-D art to take home.

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.


Entomology Camp

For students entering grades 7-12

July 8-12, 2024, 1 pm - 4 pm Bug Icon

Learn all about the diversity and natural history of insects by observing, collecting, and learning to identify insects, spiders, and more. Students will spend time outside collecting, take a closer look at specimens using microscopes, tour the UA Museum Entomology department, and create their own collection to bring home.

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.


Bug Camp

For students entering grades 3-7

Session I: July 15-19, 2024, 9 am - noon
Session II:
July 22-26, 2023, 1 pm - 4 pmPurple Bug Icon

Learn about Alaska’s insects and their relatives - from our beautiful butterflies and dragonflies to our less-loved 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 preserved specimens campers can take home) and study these fascinating many-legged tiny animals.

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.


Dinosaur Camp

Students entering grades 2-3: August 5-9, 2024, 1 pm - 4 pm
Students entering grades 4-6: August 5-9
, 2024, 9 am - noon Dino icon

Discover dinosaurs and other fossils, including those found right here in Alaska. Find out what it is like to be a paleontologist and get hands-on with real specimens from the UA Museum's collections.

Register through UAF Summer Sessions.



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