In the Anchorage Museum, students gain new knowledge through discovery. Artistic, cultural, historical, and scientific learning is facilitated through objects, exhibitions, and hands-on experiences.
Our school programs are designed to promote active participation. We offer options that are guided by a museum educator or docent (tours, guided investigations, and more) as well as options for teachers who would like to guide their students through the museum at their own pace.
For teachers who aren't able to bring their students to the museum, we offer a multitude of outreach options, including a traveling planetarium and hands-on traveling kits.
The museum serves more than 20,000 students and teachers annually with interdisciplinary programs that connect Pre-K–12 students from various backgrounds to the museum's vast resources.
We kick off the 2013-14 school year with our free Evening for Educators on Thursday, Sept. 26, which has a special focus on the exhibition Dena'inaq' Huch'uleshi: The Dena'ina Way of Living. At this event, you'll gain valuable information about our school programs and explore the first comprehensive exhibition about Dena'ina Athabascan people, who have lived in Southcentral Alaska for more than 1,000 years.
We're excited to help reinforce your classroom curriculum and ignite your students' passion for learning. Please join us today to begin planning your museum learning experience!
Monica Garcia-Itchoak, M.Ed.
Director of Education and Public Programs