October museum programs explore bones

A collection of mammoth bones
Photo courtesy of UA Museum of the North
A collection of mammoth and mastodon bones is displayed at the University of Alaska Museum of the North.

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is exploring the theme of bones during family programs in October.

Virtual Early Explorers is designed for ages 5 and younger, with an adult. From Oct. 9-15, families can participate in a museum hunt-and-find, enter to win a prize and explore hands-on activities shared online at bit.ly/uamnhandson.

Children 6 and older are invited to register for Virtual Junior Curators on Oct. 16. Registered participants will receive an activity supplies packet and will meet with a museum educator via Zoom from 11 a.m.-noon. Register in advance at bit.ly/uamnhandson. At-home activities will also be available online starting Oct. 16.

For more information about museum events, visit the website at www.uaf.edu/museum or call 474-7505.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Arseneau, education and public programs manager, 907-474-6948, ua-museum@alaska.edu.