UAMN Events Calendar

Discover ALASKA BUTTERFLIES this month

EARLY EXPLORERS (5 and under, with adult)
Fridays in February, 10am-noon
There will be no EARLY EXPLORERS on Friday, March 16.

JUNIOR CURATORS (6 and up, with adult)
Saturday, March 3 from 2pm-4pm

Learn more about our hands-on programs, which are included with admission. A UAMN family membership gets you in for free to the museum and all our programs and events.


TEEN STUDIO (for ages 13-18)
Saturday, March 31
Learn how a Fairbanks man collected more than 83,000 butterflies and start your own collection. Register at

Family Day: Butterflies

Saturday, March 24
12:00pm - 1:30pm 

Discover the diverse world of Alaska butterflies! Talk with butterfly experts. Explore the life cycle of butterflies, create butterfly art, and more.

Kids 14 and under free on Family Days thanks to support from TOTE Maritime Alaska.

Museum Discovery Series

Thursday, March 29
12:00pm - 1:30pm 

What Drawing Can Do For You
Mareca Guthrie, Fine Arts Curator

Find out what our curators are learning from the museum's collections. Join us in the Museum Auditorium for a presentation about a timely topic.

Free Admission


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

Decolonizing Alaska
In the Special Exhibits Gallery
A multimedia visual art exhibit featuring contemporary artists exploring and responding to Alaska’s history of colonization. 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.

Nuggets: Alaska in Cartoons
In the Café Gallery
This series of comics by Jamie Smith were chosen from half a dozen years of published work touching on attributes of life in the Arctic and the critters that inhabit it. 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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