Our mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, culture, history and science
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.
Docents guide students on in-depth tours, sharing their expertise and knowledge of the museum’s rich collection and temporary exhibitions. 45 minutes. Available Tuesday through Thursday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. Group sizes can vary from five to 35 students. $25 per group plus $5 admission per student.
A museum educator uncovers the mysteries of art, history, culture or science. Students explore topics using the museum’s resources, collections and exhibitions. 45 minutes. Available Tuesday through Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and noon. Group sizes can vary from five to 35 students. $100 per group plus $5 admission per student.
TOUR PLUS INVESTIGATION
The most in-depth museum learning experience, Tour Plus Investigation combines an exhibition tour and hands-on classroom investigation. Students participate in a 45-minute guided tour and then dive deep into a 45-minute guided investigation. 90 minutes. Available Tuesday through Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and noon. Group sizes can vary from five to 35 students. $125 per group plus $5 admission per student.
Planetarium Shows are educational films projected on a full-dome screen. Lengths vary from 16 to 42 minutes. $75 per group, plus $5 admission per student.
Guided Planetarium Experiences are presentations led by a museum educator. Lengths vary from 30 to 45 minutes. $100 plus $5 admission per student.
Both options are available Tuesday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Group sizes can vary from five to 35 students.
FREE CHOICE LEARNING
Give your students time for free choice learning, guide them with your own lesson plan, or use the museum’s student trip sheets. Available Tuesday through Friday. The minimum group size is five students. $5 per student.
Entrance into our premium exhibition featuring LEGO® toys and bricks, Brick by Brick, on display Oct. 3, 2014 through Jan. 11, 2015, requires an additional admission fee of $3 per student.
The museum provides educational programming at off-site facilities such as schools and community centers. Opportunities include festivals, StarLab portable planetarium shows and interdisciplinary guided investigations. Fees and length of programs vary. Learn more.
TRAVELING MUSEUM KITS
With the museum’s traveling art and artifact kits, students can touch historical and art objects while learning about Alaska. The kits are free to all Alaska educators and are available for pick-up at the museum. Kits can be mailed to schools outside Anchorage for the cost of shipping. Learn more.
All student programs align with the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and the Alaska Culturally Responsive Schools. For standards of individual programs, click here.
LEGO, MINDSTORMS®, and the Minifigure® are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group of Companies, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this exhibition.