11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays June 6 through August 29
Live music and family activities on the museum lawn include outdoor science labs where participants may look through a solar telescope, complete an engineering challenge or watch a turtle tromp in the grass. Weekly activities vary. Brown bag it, or buy lunch from a local food truck. Weather dependent. Free.
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20
Celebrate the longest day of the year with an extended Lunch on the Lawn and hands-on activities, food and music. Free. Food available for purchase.
Blink: Monument Building
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kids and adults take inspiration from Stonehenge and build their own structure honoring the sun. Blink engages children ages 5 and younger through open-ended play, storytelling, art and science.
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Discover which plants thrive during Alaska’s long Alaska summers and learn about their healing properties through folklore and storytelling. Explore the process of making tinctures and essences. Alaska Botanical Gardens and spirit medium and lightweaver Vicki Butler of Red Hawk Oils and Crystals share expertise.
Power and Energy of Crystals
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Learn how crystals form along with ideas about the energetic and metaphysical properties of specific stones. Museum staff and spirit medium and lightweaver Vicki Butler of Red Hawk Oils and Crystals share expertise.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Explore the power of the sun to energize the natural and built environment.