UAMN Events Calendar

Explore BEARS in September

Drop in to the Creativity Lab during program times and enjoy an experience together. Adult supervision required. Siblings (all ages) are welcome. Included with admission. 

EARLY EXPLORERS (5 and under, with adult)
Every Friday in September, 10am-noon

JUNIOR CURATORS (6 and up, with adult)
Saturday, Sept. 16 from 2pm-4pm

Learn more about our hands-on programs. family membership gets you in for free all year long!

Explore our special exhibit Polar Passion for a look at polar bears in Northern art.

Family Day: Bears

Saturday, Sept. 23
12pm - 4 pm

Investigate Alaska's bears! Discover the differences between polar, brown, and black bears. Explore the Polar Passion exhibit and create your own bear-themed artwork. 

Free admission for kids 14 and under on Family Days, thanks to TOTE Maritime Alaska.

Find out more about UAMN Family Days

Polar Passion Event

Tuesday, Sept. 26
5:30pm - 7:30pm

A fun member event for the whole family celebrating our newest exhibit, Polar Passion. Join us for light refreshments, special access to museum collections, hands-on activities for all ages, and more.

Not a member? Join today and Discover Big Things with free admission to the museum all year, plus other great benefits.


Movies at the Museum

Explore the museum's 30-minute movies. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for access to the day's movies.

  • Dynamic Aurora at 10am
  • Sea Monsters at 11am
  • Extreme Weather at 12pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 1pm
  • Extreme Weather at 2pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 3pm
  • Sea Monsters at 4pm
  • Extreme Weather at 5pm

Learn more HERE about the museum's movies.

Explore our Exhibits

Polar Passion
In the Special Exhibits Gallery

A celebration of the Grace Schaible collection. Explore the story of an Alaskan woman, whose love of polar bears and passion for the North led to an extraordinary collection. Learn more about the exhibit.

Expedition Alaska: Archaeology & Mammalogy
In the Collections Gallery
Follow museum scientists as they journey across Alaska in search of clues about the people and animals that make their home here. Watch videos filmed on location that tell the tales of the scientists in search of clues to the region's dynamic history. Learn more about the exhibit.

Stories Fading Fast
In the Café Gallery
This series of photographs by J. Jason Lazarus documents the abandoned mines, dredges and Gold Rush communities of Alaska. Learn more about the exhibit.

The Last Road North
Inside the Museum's West Entrance
A collection of photographs by Alaska artist Ben Huff from his larger series The Last Road North. These photos were taken along the Dalton Highway over the course of five years using a large format camera. Explore this remote Alaska highway.

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