November museum programs explore life in the Arctic

A young child stands with back to camera looking up at a museum display of taxidermied Arctic animals, including a polar bear and seals.
UAMN photo by T. Martz
Learn how Arctic creatures survive and thrive during the Museum of the North's November family programs. Families can explore exhibits including these taxidermy mounts of a polar bear and seals.

Family programs at the University of Alaska Museum of the North will explore life in the Arctic during November.

Families with children ages 5 and younger are invited to drop in at Early Explorers on Friday, Nov. 10, 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 at the museum on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Activities include creating polar bear marbled prints, examining museum specimens and objects and exploring the galleries with a scavenger hunt.

Family Day: Arctic Life is set for Saturday, Nov. 18, from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors can meet Arctic researchers; investigate how people, animals and plants adapt to life in the North; go on a scavenger hunt; and create Arctic landscape art. On Family Day, there is no admission fee for children ages 14 and under, thanks to support from TOTE.

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