September is filled with a plethora of things to do at the Fairbanks Children’s Museum. The time of sweaters, textbooks, and pumpkin spice means its the perfect time to fall into your school-year routine. A routine that should definitely include the Fairbanks Children’s Museum and its numerous exhibits (like the Imagineering Lab) designed for arts and crafts related to autumn.
Have you ever wanted to learn about the world biological engineering? Building With Biology is a national program that partners real-world scientists with the public to learn about synthetic biology and discuss implications for our world. The Fairbanks Children’s Museum will partner with scientists and students from University of Alaska Fairbanks and present fun, hands-on activities that educate young and old about the field of synthetic biology. From creating a DNA necklace to problem-solving food shortages, the activities will be a great educational opportunity for all! The Building with Biology event will take place September 17th, from 12pm-4pm.
On September 19, from 5:00pm-6:30pm, the museum will host an Educator Night. The evening is for teachers, staff, and homeschool parents who are all invited to a fun social evening to kick-off the school year in style. Stop by and see what the museum has to offer your students while enjoying snacks and sharing ideas and conversations with your peers. The museum will also raffle off a free field trip for your class!
The museum is kicking off its fall concert series with Scott Darter! Darter has been playing the guitar and singing since his grandfather started him at age five. Over the subsequent 55 years he has explored many styles of music. This hour-long, family-focused concert will include folk and popular music standards, as well as children’s music favorites! The museum will stay open from 5:30pm-6:30pm on September 22nd for this amazing concert!