Help Kids Understand the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964

Of all the valuable lessons I’ve learned since moving to Alaska, respecting the power of nature and the planet upon which we reside takes top honors. Even though I grew up in the Seattle area, a seismological hotspot within the famous “Ring of Fire,” there are few temblors to compare with the Great Alaska Earthquake […]

Anchorage Museum and a Plastic Ocean

Trash large and small makes up the Anchorage Museum’s newest exhibit, but not just any sort of trash. “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean” opens tonight as a global storyboard of oceanic debris, with a lesson attached. In the summer of 2013, an international expedition launched to explore the swirling vortex of plastic junk around the northern pacific […]

Alaska’s Statehood: We’re In! Learning more about what made us 49th

Happy birthday, Alaska! On January 3, 1959, the Last Frontier became the 49th state, and oh, what a party it was.  Visitors to Alaska should never miss an opportunity to learn more about what made us #49, how, and why. It took hard work and passionate teamwork to bring Alaska to statehood, and we’re fortunate […]

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 […]

Teens Explore Alaska’s Aviation History at Anchorage Museum

AKontheGO intern Isabella recently visited the Anchorage Museum’s hottest exhibit, Arctic Flight: A Century of Alaska Aviation. Below are her impressions and recommendations for other teen travelers.  Aviation is an integral part of Alaska’s culture, dramatically affecting the state over the past century. From humble beginnings in 1913— the first flight in Fairbanks was a […]

Alaska Boredom-Busters: Family Fun Stuff

We’re in the homestretch, parents, congratulate yourself on a vacation well-spent. Even though Alaska’s weather didn’t exactly cooperate, our family found many ways to enjoy two weeks of blissful togetherness. Well, mostly blissful. How about you? Need a little push to motivate the kids toward fun and frivolity before heading back to school? Try these […]

*EXTRA* Body Worlds Vital at Anchorage Museum – For Parents

Today the Anchorage Museum opened their newest exhibit to members of the media. Body Worlds Vital will be on display September 28, 2012 through January 6, 2013, with the hope of educating, inspiring, and connecting people to the greatest machine in the world – themselves. As promised, below are my impressions from an hour of […]

Body Worlds Vital Debuts at Anchorage Museum September 28: What Parents Should Know

Bodies; we all have ‘em, live in them, and treat them with varying levels of respect. Temples or trials, being human means residing within a framework of bone and sinew, the likes of which we can only begin to understand. Behold Body Worlds Vital, the newest exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, due to be unveiled September […]

Fun Friday In Alaska: No Black Required

What could be better than eating a lot, sleeping in, then waking up to fluffy snow falling outside? Eating, sleeping, waking up to snow, AND having a full calendar of pre-holiday fun sitting in your inbox, that’s what. It is indeed post-Thanksgiving Fun Friday, typically one of our busiest posts of the year, and we’re […]

Fun Friday: Survivorman, Skiing, and Celebrating Alaska Native Heritage Day

Now I ask you, what kid wouldn’t like to spend a weekend in Alaska after reading a title like THAT? Yessiree, it’s Fun Friday at AKontheGO, time for another roundup of hot fun in the coolest state. Sit down, pour a cup of coffee to chase away the chill, and take notes, because this weekend’s […]

AKontheGO Welcomes You to the New Fun Friday!

And, here it is…….! Fun Friday’s fresh, new approach to what’s going on for outdoor family activities, proudly sponsored by Alaska Center for Pediatrics in Anchorage. Head on over to the AKontheGO Calendar of Events, today and every day for great opportunities for your kiddos. If you are an agency or organization wanting to list […]