SEPT / OCT News
Oct. 8 Free Day at the Museum: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
In recognition of the upcoming Indigenous Peoples' Day, which celebrates and honors Alaska Native and Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures, the museum offers free admission on Friday, Oct. 8. We thank the Dena’ina people for the past, present and future stewardship of land, place and people. Free admission made possible by Alaska Airlines. Note: Because of the museum’s winter schedule, the museum will be closed Monday, Oct. 11, when Indigenous Peoples’ Day is recognized nationwide.
Polar Nights: Free First Friday After Hours Begins in October
Enjoy free admission 6-9 p.m. First Fridays, October through April. Roam galleries, socialize or enjoy spaces in solitude. Special programming may include films, live or recorded music, games, topical curated conversations and more. Visit our calendar for details each month.
$5 Third Thursdays RETURN OCT. 7
Visit the museum for $5 on the third Thursday of the month October through April.
Anchorage Design Week brings together creative minds, promotes and provokes design, embraces collaboration, and imagines the future of our city and the landscapes of Northern regions. The series of events features faces and phenomena in design and highlights both local and international conversations. Events are for both design professionals and the public. The 2021 theme for Design Week is Land Marks. The forum will examine ways we communicate and how we call for change, as well as ways we connect to, acknowledge, map, impact, and share the land. Join us for a hybrid of virtual and in-person experiences. Anchorage Design Week is a project of the Anchorage Museum in collaboration with the Alaska Design Forum and AIGA Alaska.
Bring home an activity box that offers hours of hands-on and virtual learning activities for toddlers, youth and adults with the Anchorage Museum’s Activity Boxes. This portable kit, curated by museum educators, is full of materials, ideas and resources for learning and discovery. September’s water-themed box includes a stream exploration activity developed with community partner US Fish and Wildlife Service. These community-supported education activity boxes are perfect for busy and homeschooling parents, afterschool groups, early learning facilities and adult community groups and individuals. Each box includes directions to give you quick-start guidelines and ideas for how to use your box. Select a customized box for toddlers, youth or adults and register by Sept. 20.