Education and programs

SCHOOL VISITS

PLAN YOUR SCHOOL VISIT TO THE ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER. STUDENTS EXPLORE THE PAST AND PRESENT OF ALASKA'S ELEVEN INDIGENOUS CULTURES.

School Visits
Grades Pre K - 12

Summer Visits

Summer season visits are unguided field trips to the Center for up to a full day. Students may take part in scheduled tours along with other guests or, for an additional fee, have a special guided tour. Food is available for purchase at the Center. Sack lunches are also welcome.

Helpful Documents

Cultural Descriptions Packet (423 kb)

Self-guided School Visit Chaperone Letter 

2015 Summer School Visit Payment Form

Winter Visits

Over the last fourteen years, the Alaska Native Heritage Center has offered both the School Visit and Shavila Outreach programs for students from the Anchorage and Mat-Su School Districts.  We enjoyed sharing the vibrant diversity of Alaska’s Native cultures with hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, and adults.

With the 2013/14 school year just beginning, we are humbled by the number of inquiries we have received about these programs, and when teachers can expect ANHC to start delivery.  Sadly, due to federal funding cut-backs, ANHC will be unable to continue both the School Visit and Shavila Outreach programs for this school year. 

That doesn’t mean your students can’t get the Alaska Native Heritage Center Experience!  Each month, ANHC offers the Celebrating Cultural Saturday, a public program that celebrates the rich cultural arts of Alaska’s Indigenous peoples. These programs, more often than not, are free and open to the public.  Each programs is full of age appropriate activities, performances, presentations and tours of our village sites.  Click here for a schedule of our winter programs.

The Alaska Native Heritage Center continues to seek resources that will allow us to fully engage with the entire community, and we hope that in the future we can re-instate both the on-site school visit and in-school outreach. In the meantime, while we cannot come to you, we hope that you are able to take advantage of the opportunity to bring your students to the Center.
 
Iḷitchisa!
(Let's Learn!)