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Juneau-Douglas City Museum


Educational Programs at the City Museum

A Place to Explore, Learn, and Grow...

 

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Students travel back in time, become detectives and explorers, and experience artwork by local artists when they visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

 

Our programs are designed in line with JSD education standards and offer educators new ways to reinforce lesson plans with the help of historical artifacts & images, interactive exhibits and activities.

 

 Museum staff are happy to accomodate all grade levels and will work with educators to  develop a program that meets the needs of the students and teachers. 

 

Programs:

  • Indoor & Outdoor I Spy activies
  • Gallery Scavenger Hunts (all grade levels/ various themes)
  • Themed tours on: mining history; Tlingit art & culture; Montana Creek Fish Trap and current exhibits.
  • Site Specific Tours offered at Evergreen Cemetery and the Historic Treadwell Trail.
  • Educational kits for use in the classroom

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Facilities & Features:

  • Click here to view a complete list of our current exhibits
  • Milling and Drilling Hands-On Mining;
  • Politics, Personalities & Power with award winning digital stories produced by local middle school  students on topics of statehood, cultures of Juneau, Juneau history and Elizabeth Peratrovich & Civil Rights in Alaska;
  • 500-700 year old basketry style fish trap and full-scale replica;
  • 26-minute video Juneau: City Built on Gold;
  • Research possibilities for students: Check out Digital Bob, an on-line searchable database of articles by our regions preeminent historian R.N. DeArmond

Scheduling & Fees:

All Museum staff-led activities including: museum tours, visits to classrooms and site-specific tours are available for a fee of $1/ student (cash, local check or credit card accepted).  

 

If you are planning a self-guided tour, we strongly encourage you to contact the Museum when planning your visit to ensure all gallery spaces are available for viewing. 

 

Admission fees may apply for youth 13 and older and adults.

 

For more information or to schedule an educational tour contact the Museum at 586.3572 or by email. Please schedule tours two weeks in advance.

 

Arts Excursion Grant

Need help getting your students to the museum? Grant funds are available through the Alaska State Council on the Arts for "transportation of K-12 students to a definable arts and cultural venue (museums, culture centers, theaters, galleries, etc), or to activities and events (performances, exhibits, readings, etc.)" Museum staff would be happy to assist you in completing the application form. For more

information and guidelines visit the AKSCA website.


Schedule your visit today!