Sparkling winter lights and long summer days mean more fun packed into each and every week. Root for the home team, celebrate with the locals at festivals with wild Alaska flair or jump into annual traditions. Catch a special program that brings you closer to Alaska. Watch world-famous performers, local thespians and aspiring musicians on stages in Anchorage. No matter the date, there’s always something happening in Alaska’s largest city!
Summer Workshops run every week Monday – Friday. Kiddos paint a project everyday! Daily arts & crafts. Fridays are our pizza party "free" paint day, the kids get to pick their own projects! Weekly rate $180. Day rate $40. Reservation required.
June 17-21 “Under the Sea” Shark Box, Mugs, Underwater Plate & lots of Fish!
June 24-28 “Color Me Groovy” Peace Mug, Groovy Plate, Psychedelic Shirts & Peace Box
July 8-12 “Alaska Week” Totems, Gold Pans, Alaska Mugs & Igloo Banks!
July 15-19 “Bugology” Butterflies, Spiders, Flies, Bug Mugs
July 22-26 “Disney Week” Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto & all Seven Dwarves!
July 29-Aug. 2 “Dinosaur Week” Dino Eggs, Dino Bowls, Dino Mugs & more Dinosaurs!
Aug. 5 -9 “World Safaris” Jumbo Mugs, Triangle Plates, Monkeys & Fun Boxes!
Aug. 12-16 “Space Week” NASA Mug, Star Bowls, Universe Plates & Alien Boxes
You and your friends can attend selected Spenard Jazz Fest events for $10 per ticket (regular price is $15 per ticket). Use the punch pass so that you can go to 5 events or take yourself and 4 friends to 1 event (you can use and share the punch pass any way you want). Pay $50 for $75 worth of tickets. Come out and support new, fresh music made by Alaskans, for Alaskans with Alaskans.
Celebrate summer solstice with a week of hands-on activities. See the sun through a solar telescope, catch a free planetarium demo about the sun and more.
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
See the sun in a whole new way through our incredible new solar telescope, which reveals sun spots, solar filaments, solar flares and more. Weather permitting.
4 to 4:30 p.m.
Hands-on activities, which could include any of the following:
Learn about the surface of the sun by making an edible sun cookie. Build a comet using dry ice and soil, and then see what happens when it gets too close to the sun. Play weather forecaster for the sun in our mock TV studio.
5 to 5:30 p.m.
Join a museum educator for a free, guided demonstration about the sun in our planetarium. First come, first served.
It's a High-Falutin' show in a Low-Falutin' town! The Whale Fat Follies is the most extravagant Alaskan multimedia musical comedy ever staged, and features what Alaskans like best -- vicious political satire set to a happy, toe-tapping beat. The Follies proudly presents a live band, stunning singers and dancers, nearly 1,000 awe-inspiring images of Alaskan stupidity, and a costume budget of more than $35. A tantalizing menu of fresh tasty American comfort cuisine and beverages is available. It's like real dinner theater, but you don't have to eat your vegetables.