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Explorer Camps
Mondays-Fridays June 2-July 25
6/2/2014 - 7/25/2014
Keep your kids engaged and active this summer at the museum’s award-winning camps. Robotics. Stop motion animation. LEGO® toys. Whatever your child’s latest interest, there’s a museum camp to match. The museum's weeklong, full-day camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and promise seven weeks of discovery and fun. Camps are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 2 through July 25. Camps are for ages 6 to 15. Click here to register and for complete schedule.
 

 
Outdoor Explore: Painting with Plants
2 to 4 p.m.
7/26/2014
Ingredients to create art are all around us. Create your own artwork and paint with natural dyes derived from Alaska plants. Alaska Botanical Garden experts discuss how local plants can become nature’s palette. Rain or shine. Free
 

 
Lunch on the Lawn
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
7/29/2014
Grab some sunshine and re-charge over your lunch hour. We mix it up every week: Lawn games, live summer jams, weird science ... the only guarantee is that we’re full of surprises. Brown bag it, or check out food stands run by Fishalicious and Muse. Weather dependent. Free
 

 
Art on the Green: Plastic Fantastic
1 to 3 p.m.
8/1/2014
Help Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger create a giant dome made from plastic bottles. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Krieger has built Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health. Anchorage Food Mosaic Project serves up a refreshing drink made from natural, local ingredients; please bring your own re-usable cup. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Water bottle collection provided by UAA Office of Sustainability. Outdoors, rain or shine. Free
 

 
Mini Dome Design
2 to 4 p.m.
8/2/2014
Balance engineering skills with art to make your own mini geodesic domes inspired by the Plastic Fantastic dome installation. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger has created Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Outdoors, rain or shine. Free
 

 
Lunch on the Lawn
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
8/5/2014
Grab some sunshine and re-charge over your lunch hour. We mix it up every week: Lawn games, live summer jams, weird science ... the only guarantee is that we’re full of surprises. Brown bag it, or check out food stands run by Fishalicious and Muse. Weather dependent. Free
 

 
Lunch on the Lawn
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
8/12/2014
Grab some sunshine and re-charge over your lunch hour. We mix it up every week: Lawn games, live summer jams, weird science ... the only guarantee is that we’re full of surprises. Brown bag it, or check out food stands run by Fishalicious and Muse. Weather dependent. Free
 

 
Flat World: Minecraft at the Museum
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
8/13/2014
Join us as we virtually build the museum one block at a time with the popular computer game Minecraft. The game is to build it. Bring your own, charged laptop with Minecraft loaded and with your own Minecraft account. Two sessions: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Space is limited; registration required. Email flatworld@anchoragemuseum.org to register. Included with admission and with membership
 

 
Lunch on the Lawn
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
8/19/2014
Grab some sunshine and re-charge over your lunch hour. We mix it up every week: Lawn games, live summer jams, weird science ... the only guarantee is that we’re full of surprises. Brown bag it, or check out food stands run by Fishalicious and Muse. Weather dependent. Free
 

 
Outdoor Explore: Salmon Ecology
2 to 4 p.m.
8/23/2014
Learn the what and the why of the salmon life cycle, and how human behavior impacts wild fish. Led by Kay Shoemaker Howell, UAF Science and Natural Resources Education and 4-H Youth Development. Outdoors, rain or shine. Free
 

 
Lunch on the Lawn
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
8/26/2014
Grab some sunshine and re-charge over your lunch hour. We mix it up every week: Lawn games, live summer jams, weird science ... the only guarantee is that we’re full of surprises. Brown bag it, or check out food stands run by Fishalicious and Muse. Weather dependent. Free
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