July / August News
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.
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.
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.
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.