Vacation Destination

Vacation Destination

April 11, 2019| Category: Programs and Events

Bring your imagination and curiosity to the Fairbanks Museum for some inspired, out-of-the-ordinary fun. These programs are designed to spark creativity and nurture curiosity in all ages. Find out what makes things tick … and what happens when you let your mind wander. We’re dedicating this week’s adventures to inventions — how they work and what you dream up!

Choose from open-ended, hands-on activities that will give you ideas for more ways to explore and experiment. Each program is guided by a Fairbanks Museum educator.

Autosaver Group Take Apart Day

Friday, April 19, 10AM – 3PM

Have you ever wondered what makes things tick? How do the things you use every day work? Join us on April 19, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM for Autosaver Group Take Apart Day! Have the chance to explore the inner-workings of common household items. It’s all about deconstruction, BUT, can you take on the bigger challenge of reconstructing something exciting and completely new?
Thanks to the Autosaver Group, this drop-in activity is free with museum admission and open to ages 4 to adult. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Mini-Makerspace Lab

Wednesday, April 17

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 -3:00 PM

Pre-registration is required.

Museum STEAM Room

Come create one-of-a-kind pieces in our mini-makerspace!  Check out three different maker-stations for hands-on activities of your very own design.

Stations include:

Experimental Taxidermy

You’ve heard of the Jack-o-lope (a legendary creature rooted in actual science!) and the Fur-bearing Trout, what mythical animal hybrid can you create?  Take advantage of our taxidermy forms and all the supplies you need to make a custom handmade piece of your own!

Insect Bots

Make simple insect robots that walk, crawl, and jump using motors, batteries, and other simple parts. Learn basic electrical theory while having fun building insect bots.

Upcycled Artist Station

Upcycled art is a win-win!  It reduces waste in our landfills and gives us a chance to use our imaginations to create something truly new and unique!  We’ll bring the tools and supplies, you bring your imagination.  Join us to make a special piece of art that is truly one-of-a kind!

All stations are designed for ages 5+.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

$15 member/ $20 non-member

Click here to register.

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