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"Arctic Tales & Action Figures" to be held Friday

Posted: December 26, 2013 - 1:02am

The Alaska State Museum will host a free youth activity on Friday, Dec. 27, for kids in grades K-5. The activity, “Arctic Tales & Action Figures,” will run from 1-3 p.m. at the museum.

During the session, kids will learn about Arctic culture, hear a sled dog tale, and create miniature human and animals figures and replicas of traditional Arctic gear and clothing.
To pre-register, call 465-2901 Monday through Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

This activity is organized by the Friends of the Alaska State Museum, and funded in part by the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenue.

The Alaska State Museum will be closed to the public on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

The museum will close on Feb. 28 for the continued construction of the new facility. The museum will reopen in the new State Library, Archives, and Museum building at 395 Whittier St. in April, 2016. The new 118,000 square foot facility will feature museum galleries, a museum store, a café, a 125-seat multi-purpose room, a classroom, a reading room, a research room, the historical library, and state archives – all under one roof.

For more information, visit museums.alaska.gov/lam/slam.html.

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