Register now to walk for the Alaska Visitor Industry Charity Walk and Wow after party at 6 p.m. May 8. There will be lots of great food, games and entertainment for all ages. All this while raising money for your favorite charity.
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.
This event is an annual fundraiser for Anchorage Youth Court, an organized and effective juvenile justice system providing Anchorage-area youth with opportunities for personal growth and an understanding of our legal system. More information on Anchorage Youth Court is available at http://www.anchorageyouthcourt.org.
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.
Experience a ride through the snowy forests of Lapland, visit reindeer herds living in the tundra and learn how they survive the extreme cold where no trees can grow. Join an arctic expedition through the eyes of a little boy as his grandfather guides him on a search for a fox that appears only at night (the Aurora Borealis, according to Sámi legend). Included with museum admission.
Travel back in time to experience the massive volcanic eruptions that shaped the Earth and solar system. Journey to Yellowstone National Park, Neptune’s moon, Triton, and Jupiter’s moon, Io, to witness historic and astronomical eruptions. Could a super-volcano erupt in our era? Scientists weigh in.
The Alaska Heart Run, set for April 25, is celebrating its 37th year of encouraging Alaskans be physically active, while generating funds to support the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives, free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke, America’s number 1 and 5 causes of death, and leading causes of major disability.
Immerse yourself in Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” This new full-dome music and light show expands on the classic album through captivating HD graphics. Not a typical laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Presented in the Thomas Planetarium. $10 plus museum admission.