Anchorage Museum – New Look for Old Sciences

The verbiage said it all.  “Deep time will blow your mind.”  The Anchorage Museum proudly unveiled three new exhibitions to media as part of their most recent renovation, and science plays an abiding role in the artful pieces.  Well-known artist of Alaska whimsy and quirky prose Ray Troll paired up with paleontologist Kirk Johnson, director […]

Iditarod Re-Start in Fairbanks: Six ideas for family fun

It’s all settled; the 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race will officially begin in Fairbanks, Alaska. Hotel reservations have been made, flights are booked, and now you can focus on what to do after the dogs depart the starting line on Monday, March 8. For Anchorage families, this is extremely convenient, as spring break will be […]

Fairbanks Children’s Museum: Imagination comes alive through play

It’s hard not to get caught up in squeals of discovery at Fairbanks Children’s Museum. Every second, it seems, is filled with a shout or giggle or exclamation from a young person, and that makes Brenda Riley very, very happy. Riley, executive director of the museum and a lifelong Alaskan, knows the value of dedicated […]

Anchorage Museum Presents “The Dena’ina Way of Living”

“See this, right here; this is back home.” The most powerful statement of the day came within seconds of entering the Anchorage Museum’s newest exhibition, and it didn’t come from a curator, program director, or the facility’s community relations staff. Instead, it came from a mother, speaking to her fifth-grader, sharing on a map the location […]

Spring Break in Alaska: Get out and play!

Two parents sent messages to me today asking for spring break boredom-busters. Apparently their kids woke up and lasted about an hour before clamoring for “something to do.” Is it the weather? The lengthening daylight? Or, maybe the calendar snuck up on us this year, leaving many people, myself included, a bit lacking in the […]

Five Alaska Holiday Hotspots: Bring the Family!

Okay. Halls decked. Larders full of holiday treats, check. Kids reminded of manners and required behavior at the dinner table, double check. I guess AK Grandma and Grandpa can arrive, now! This is our last post before we hop on board the Christmas crazy train, and frankly, we can’t wait. We have a full lineup […]

Fall in Alaska Means Kid-Friendly Fun

While this weekend typically marks an end to another Alaska summer, plenty of family-friendly options remain for children and parents to explore, indoors and out. Whether vacationing in Alaska, or simply searching for a way to keep kids active, many attractions throughout the state are keeping their doors open for a little fall fun. Best […]

Family-Friendly Museums in Fairbanks, Alaska

Providence smiled upon me this Memorial Weekend as I explored every museum Fairbanks, Alaska had to offer. Bring it on. A slight advantage of traveling sans AK Kid was my ability to truly immerse my mom-self in as many of these historical examples of daily life, culture, and history of Interior Alaska as possible. It […]

Visiting Alaska? Take the Kids to These Great Museums

With a windchill of -20 at AK Hacienda this morning, my thoughts are drifting to indoor family fun across the 49th state. Alaska is home to a bevy of beautiful and unique museums that are certain to inspire, teach, and entertain the entire family on a vacation north. I promise. JUNEAU: We visited the Juneau-Douglas […]

Fun Friday: This Weekend’s All For Kids!

Kids’ Day. That’s pretty much our language today. “When is Kids’ Day?!” Yes, parents of Anchorage-area kids: Tomorrow is indeed Kids’ Day, and we’ve got you covered with the wherefores and how-come’s right here at AKontheGO Fun Friday, proudly sponsored by Alaska Center for Pediatrics. SATURDAY: Kids’ Day is our top family activity for Saturday, since […]

Indoor Fun and a Dose of Natural History Awaits Your Family in Mountain View

Tucked away in an old warehouse on Bragaw Street in northeast Anchorage sits an example of just how successful a museum can be. Not just successful, mind you, but integral to the growth of this oft-struggling neighborhood. The Alaska Museum of Natural History is one of the best spots in town to experience Alaska’s natural […]