December museum programs explore celebrations

black paper circles with splashes of brightly colored paint laid out on a table
UAMN photo by E. Koehler-Platten
Children can create fireworks spin art similar to this during the Junior Curators program at the Museum of the North Dec. 9.

Family programs at the University of Alaska Museum of the North will explore the theme of celebration during December.

Families with children 5 and under are invited to drop in at Early Explorers on Friday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Create and discover with hands-on activities in the Creativity Lab, and explore the galleries.

Junior Curators, designed for children 6 and older with an adult, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Drop in anytime to create fireworks spin art, explore the different ways people celebrate in winter, see and touch museum objects, and try a scavenger hunt.

These programs are included with admission and are free for members.

For more information about museum events, visit the museum website or call 907-474-7505.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Jennifer Arseneau,, 907-474-6948