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July / August News

New Teen Program Coming Soon: Teen Climate Communicators

The Anchorage Museum is seeking 9-12th grade students who are interested in learning and communicating about climate change to join the museum’s Teen Climate Communicators. This fall, students are invited to learn and communicate the impacts of climate change on Alaska’s waterways by engaging with the museum’s collection, museum staff, and an artist. Applications for the Fall 2021 session must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.

Register for Museum Activity Boxes

Bring home an activity box that offers hours of hands-on and virtual learning activities for toddlers, youth and adults. This portable kit, curated by museum professionals along with community partners, is full of materials, ideas and resources for hands-on fun, learning and imaginative play. Create an Anchorage Museum experience in your home. Explore themes related to Alaska and the North through hands-on making, experiments, community profiles, and readings. Boxes are customized for toddler, youth or adult. July’s box theme is water and how it supports and shapes Northern landscapes and lifeways with community partner US Fish and Wildlife Service. Each box includes resources which stimulate all five of the senses.

Listen Up: Northern Soundscapes exhibition features daily music releases

Gain exclusive listens to full-length albums by sound artists from around the Circumpolar North. Hear Harm’s album “Mother Carries” through July 7. Each day at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. the exhibition space becomes an immersive, concert-like venue for a listen to a recent release.

Summer bike tours explore Anchorage neighborhoods and history

Enjoy the summer sun while gaining a deeper understanding of local history. In partnership with Bike Anchorage, the museum hosts bike tours through neighborhoods around Anchorage every other Thursday in June, July and August. Free; 5:30-8:30 p.m. rain or shine. Helmet required.

Registration now open for virtual summer camps

Sign up for week-long programs that encourage kids to think about art, science, history and culture through daily virtual meetings and hands-on, screen-free activities. All camps come with an activity kit that can be picked up prior to the camp week. Adult assistance needed for some activities and may be required for younger children. Camps are best for children ages 7-12. Visit our website for a list of camp offerings.

In the News

JUNE 2021

Forum Magazine: Anchorage Museum exhibition offers a transcendent vision of "Women of the North"

Anchorage Daily News: ‘It makes my heart happy’: Downtown Anchorage outdoor concert series kicks off under sunny skies

KTUU (NBC Affiliate): Roundtable event discusses identity, solidarity with LGBTQIA+, black communities


MAY 2021

OCG NEWS: DeKalb County residents featured in Anchorage Museum’s “Black Lives in Alaska” exhibit

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Why now is the best time to see Alaska, before all the crowds and cruises return

ALASKA PUBLIC MEDIA: ‘Thankful for everything they’ve done’: Anchorage students turn health workers’ selfies into art


APRIL 2021

Condé Nast Traveler: Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Anchorage

Discovery Magazine: What is Time?

Anchorage Daily News: Community Collaboration Enriches A New View Of Black Life In Alaska


MARCH 2021

Anchorage Daily News: Annual showcase of Anchorage student art goes on — projected onto buildings

Alaska Public Media: Alaska Insight: Recognizing women’s contributions in Alaska

NYT Cooking: Stop and Make This Rice Pudding



Alaska Public Media: LISTEN: Examining the often overlooked role of women in Alaska’s history

Anchorage Daily News: Fairbanks podcast ‘Dark Winter Nights’ has gotten some national buzz — plus other Alaska podcasts to tune into

Mat-Su Frontiersman: 6 Valley artists featured in Anchorage Museum’s Alaska Biennial 2020 exhibit



Smithsonian Magazine: How Arctic Anthropologists are Expanding Narratives about the North

KTUU (NBC affiliate): In search of solutions: The Teens for Climate Action Summit

Art Forum: VIA Art Fund announces record $1.5 million in 2020 grants