Children’s Museums exist to inspire, educate, and connect families through the power of play; this top-notch museum does just that with a uniquely Alaskan spin.
What’s It Like?
The Fairbanks Children’s Museum believes in the magic of childhood. This museum, the only one of its kind in Alaska, is home to a wide-range of interactive and rotating exhibits that encourage kids to explore and learn (with the adults they bring along) in a self-directed way.
Your children can climb a Denali-themed rock wall, view animal pelts under microscope, and write on chalk animals. They can make believe with the farmers market, Tiny Town, and wooden train exhibits. They can make one-of-a-kind art in the Imagineering Lab, build structures using the Rig-ama-jig, and play with the water table and air maze. Even big kids (by which we mean adults!) can’t resist sticking their hands, face, and body into the oversized pinscreen!
Here, the only limit is a child’s own awesome creativity.
How To See It
It’s easy to spend an entire day here. The museum is so much fun, local families often come every week (or more!).
If you visit anytime between Tuesday and Friday, you’ll find a variety of short interactive programs meant for both kids and parents. These programs focus on developing skills, building creativity, and investigating the sciences. If you’re here on a Thursday, you may catch the monthly concert series, featuring fun and family-friendly music performed by local musicians. On the weekend the museum usually hosts a "Super Saturday,” which features kid-focused activities with help from a local Fairbanks organization (like the University of Alaska Fairbanks or 4-H).
No matter when you visit, your child is assured an interesting and memorable experience in Alaska’s only children's museum.