Education Resources at the City Museum
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum has downloadable resources, as well as materials that educators may borrow. We will be adding new materials to this page as they become available. If there is something you would like to see added, please contact the Public Programs Coordinator at 586-3572 or email the museum.
Resources to Download
The following materials are free to download for personal or educational use, without modifications, as long as you notify us so we can keep track of usage. Please email the Public Programs Coordinator at or call 907-586-3572.
Resources to Borrow
The following materials are free to borrow for educational use. Please email the Public Programs Coordinator at or call 907-586-3572 if you are interested in borrowing any of these items.
Resources at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum:
- Hands-On Mining Gallery: Our mining gallery includes interactive exhibits for all ages. Students learn about Juneau’s mining history, hydroelectricity in Juneau, and rocks & minerals.
- Politics, Personalities & Power Gallery: This exhibit includes award-winning digital stories produced by local middle school students! Visitors learn about statehood, cultures of Juneau, Juneau history, Elizabeth Peratrovich and Civil Rights in Alaska.
- Áak’w and T’aakú Kwáan History: This exhibit includes the history of the Alaska Native Brotherhood & Sisterhood, and a Tlingit canoe interactive.
- Montana Creek Fish Trap: Includes a 500-700 year old basketry style fish trap, a full-scale replica, and an interactive fish trap.
- General History Gallery: This gallery includes a timeline of Juneau’s history, a Juneau Businesses exhibit with I-Spy activity, a Juneau fishing exhibit with life-size fish fact panels, and more.
- Juneau: City Built on Gold: Visitors enjoy a 26-minute video on Juneau’s history.
- Local Art: We showcase local artists both in our permanent galleries and in temporary exhibits throughout the year.
- Juneau History Research: Click on “Juneau History Research” in the drop-down menu above for a number of research resources including Digital Bob, an on-line searchable database of articles by our regions preeminent historian R.N. DeArmond.
- Gallery Scavenger Hunts: Gallery scavenger hunts are for all grade levels on various themes. This is a great way to actively engage students with our exhibits.
- Themed Tours: We offer a variety of themed tours including: Mining history; Tlingit art & culture; Montana Creek Fish Trap; The Empty Chair Memorial; Juneau Past and Present; Juneau’s Changing Shoreline; Politics and Statehood; and current exhibits.