Tuesday, January 3

Anchorage Museum

We have been to the Anchorage Museum several times before--we always enjoy it!  I am sure I have written about it before, so I won't spend lots of time telling you all about it.  The museum is undergoing renovations right now, so a large portion of it is closed.  That didn't slow us down, though!

learning about how they are preserving and restoring artifacts that have been on display
We went on the first Saturday in October, Bank of America day.  On Bank of America day, cardholders get one free admission to the museum.  Almost every Alaskan has an Alaska Airlines credit card issued by...you guessed it!  Bank of America!  Off we went with some friends of ours to check out the new additions to the kids space, known as the Imaginarium.  The Spark!Lab is a new space open to kids and it alone was worth the price of admission for my kids!  There were all sorts of open-ended activities there and several museum employees to facilitate the creativity.  It was fun for the kids and I had fun exploring as well!

Stacy loved this musical marble maze
I spent a long time here
Who doesn't love touching a snake?? :-)
There was a space with tools aimed at younger kids, an outdoor gardening space, and Magformers station, a felt board story writing station, a snap circuits station, and a PVC engineering station in addition to the areas pictured above.  Of course, the perennial hit is the bubble lab.  Kids and bubbles...guaranteed success!



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