The National Park Service is reminding procrastinators that the entry period for the 2015 Denali road lottery, which takes place (weather permitting) on September 17, 18, 20, and 21 (Thursday, Friday,Sunday and Monday), is open through Saturday, May 31, 2015.
There will be quilts, knitted and crocheted items, beaded jewelry, birdhouses, rustic yard items, benches, plant stands, hanging baskets, patio planters, all handmade by prisoners. There will also be herb gardens, annuals, perennials, house plants, succulents and more.
Registration and participation is free for youth of all ages across the state, from Barrow to Ketchikan. Lemonade Day Alaska is a statewide endeavor that teaches children of all ages the skills needed to become successful entrepreneurs in the future.
Archival photographs, art, artifacts and memorabilia showcase the rich history of baseball in Anchorage and throughout the state, including how late 19th century icebound whalers spread ashes on sea ice to form baseball diamonds.
Blaming yourself or others, holding grudges, harboring ill will... experts in medicine and theology agree that these are detrimental to your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. But finding forgiveness does not come easily to everyone, and sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself.
Sea ice provides hunters and whalers with vital access to resources, it helps to moderate the world’s weather, and it is home to much of the microscopic life that supports some of the world’s most valuable fisheries. Explore the historical role this material has played in the Arctic.
This temporary “northern landscape as sculpture” installation expresses the fluctuating nature and migration of the circumpolar boreal forest, exposing pertinent issues and relationships involving ecology, industrial systems, and the process of regeneration.
Meet the Anchorage Museum’s reptiles and marine animals, explore the hidden layers in candy and learn how to create a static charge. These science experiences intrigue and amuse. Demonstrations vary. Science demonstrations: Noon and 3 p.m. daily. Animal demonstrations: 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. Included with admission.
Get a behind-the scenes look at an Anchorage Museum conservator in action. Ask questions while the conservator repairs and preserves cultural and historical objects at a mobile conservation station, and learn how a conservator applies knowledge of materials and scientific methods to care for the museum's collection.
Enjoy programming for grownups at the museum after hours. Parts of the museum are open late on Fridays. Part of the Anchorage Museum’s Polar Lab, a series of programs exploring life in the North. Admission is half the usual price. Got questions? Let our Museum Oracle help you find guidance in a piece from the Anchorage Museum’s collection. Advice given from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Also May 22, pedestrian crosswalk flag workshop: Help make Anchorage’s crosswalks safer. Decorate pedestrian crosswalk flags that will be installed at three intersections around town.
Join a museum docent for a 45-minute guided tour and learn about Alaska’s history, art, indigenous people and more. Tours vary each day and include museum highlights and tours of the Anchorage Centennial exhibition “City Limits.” For the daily schedule visit the front desk or call (907) 929-9215. Included with admission.
The documentary “Igliqtiqsiugvigruaq” (Swift Water Place) examines the relationship between an Alaska Native village and a team of archaeologists at an excavation site. Along the banks of the Kobuk River from Kotzebue Sound, beyond the Alaska arctic village of Kiana, a team of archaeologists led by Brown University's Douglas Anderson, Ph.D, is building a bridge from the present to the distant past. A discovery of human remains brings the excavation to a sudden halt. But time and nature do not rest as the eroding power of the Kobuk River threatens to reclaim the site. Q&A with the Piksik production team follows. Included with admission.