June 02, 2015
How does the Anchorage Museum encourage dialogue and expand perspectives to serve a diverse audience? Member and donor supported educational programs create rich experiences for all visitors by helping the museum offer activities and exhibitions for all ages, from toddlers to elders.
The Anchorage Museum offers a variety of ways for visitors to create and appreciate art, science, history and culture. In classes taught by accomplished Alaska artists and scientists, children, teens and adults can explore drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, history and more.
Additionally, the museum develops and offers education programs for K-12 students that focus on Alaska history, culture, science and art. During the 2013-14 academic year, more than 16,000 students and teachers visited the museum through field trips and other school programs. Of those, nearly 4,000 students came from Title 1 schools, with the majority visiting for free during field trips sponsored by local corporations and supported through gifts by museum members and donors.
The museum’s focus on education and interpretation reflects a hands-on, experiential approach to public programming that makes each museum visit full of discovery and meaning. These engaging exhibitions, classes, workshops and other events are made possible, in part, by support from our family of donors and by museum membership revenue. Your membership makes a difference.
If you are interested in supplementing your museum support by upgrading your membership level or by making a gift to help fund the Anchorage Museum’s many education programs and exhibitions, contact Ann Hale at 929-9225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.