WONDERLAND OF TOYS
On view Dec. 3 through Jan. 12, 2014
'Tis the season to cherish time with friends and family. For many Alaska families, journeying to the museum to see Wonderland of Toys is a beloved holiday tradition. Against a backdrop of twinkling lights, find carousel horses, World War I toy soldiers, and a towering evergreen tree decorated with more than 100 dolls dressed in costumes representing countries around the world. Other exhibition highlights include a handpainted wood Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty circus from the early 1900s.
Hear those sleigh bells jingling 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at a holiday concert featuring the Anchorage Concert Chorus. Admission is free all day thanks to Wells Fargo.
The 25th annual Crafts Weekend returns Thanksgiving weekend with a variety of unique Alaska-made jewelry, pottery, woodwork and more from 50 Alaska artists. The 20th annual ReadAlaska Book Fair happens simultaneously and features Alaskan authors and illustrators. Click here to find out more.
HANDS-ON WINTER BREAK
2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 28-29, Dec. 31, Jan. 2-3
Keep your kids engaged during winter break with a different family activity each day. Build an indoor “snow fort” with white cardboard blocks. Examine a snowflake up close and learn the science behind snow. Make a glittery winter village decoration. Included with admission
GIVE THE GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP
Choose the gift that keeps giving all year long - a museum membership. Members receive free general admission to the museum for 12 months and exclusive discounts at the museum shop and Muse restaurant. Members enjoy special pricing on blockbuster exhibitions, classes and camps, as well as invitations to members-only events. To purchase a gift membership online, click here. For more information, call 929-9228.
DECEMBER SHOP SALE
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3-7
Noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 8
The museum shop has great gifts for the entire family: Educational toys and games, jewelry, ties, books, authentic Alaska Native art and more. During the December sale, museum members 30 percent off and non-members receive 20 percent off. Some restrictions apply. See store for details.