Explore connections between art and science.
Zoom in on the northern forest! Collect natural objects, see paintings of the forest floor by Gail Priday, and create your own artwork.
Model and draw the prehistoric past. Learn how artists like James Havens and Randall Compton create realistic views of the past.
December 15, 2-4 pm: Faux Taxidermy
Make animal specimens using art materials. Explore animal morphology and learn about their adaptations.
Photo: Cranberry Woods by Gail Priday.
Photo: Arctic Hadrosaurs by James Havens
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Saturday programs designed just for teens!
Each month, explore a new theme, see and touch museum objects, and make something to take home.
Select Saturdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
For ages 13-18.
Included with museum admission (free for members).
Advanced registration required. Space is limited.
Note: Teen Studio will be cancelled if there are fewer than 3 registrants.
These programs are designed just for teens. Parents/guardians must sign a registration form allowing participation. Teens will be with an educator in the Creativity Lab and/or galleries. Adults may drop off teens or visit other parts of the museum during program time.
Past Teen Studios
Fashion (December 2017): Design your own stencils to make one-of-a-kind fashion statements.
Dinos & Fossils (November 2017): Create your own fossil molds and casts.
Skulls (October 2017): Learn to identify animal skulls and practice scientific illustration techniques.
Bears (September 2017): Join us for a bear themed printmaking studio, and explore the Polar Passion exhibit.
Film & Photography (March 2017): Try light painting and explore the world of film and photography.
Moose (February 2017): Learn how people use moose products, and bead your own design.
Trees (December 2016): Discover the beauty and biology of wood. Make your own wooden coasters.
Alaska Art (November 2016): Discuss art in the galleries, and create your own printmaking art.
Bones (October 2016): Explore how researchers study bones. Make casts of dinosaur bones.