September museum programs explore pollinators

a small child holds up a butter crafted from paper
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Children can learn about pollinators, such as butterflies, during the Museum of the North's family programs in September.

The University of Alaska Museum of the North will focus on pollinators during family programs in September.

Families with children ages 5 and younger are invited to drop in at Early Explorers on Friday, Sept. 15, 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, Sept. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Drop in for activities and a pollinator-themed scavenger hunt.

Family Day: Pollinators is set for Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors can meet entomologists, investigate connections between pollinators and plants, try an I-spy hunt, create pollinator art and learn how to help pollinators thrive. 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 474-7505.

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