Educational Programs at the City Museum

Classroom Visits

The City Museum offers educators new ways to reinforce lesson plans with the help of historical artifacts and images, interactive exhibits, and activities. Museum staff are happy to accommodate all grade levels and will work with educators to develop a program to meet the needs of students and teachers. Education tours are available during the school year. Please schedule tours at least 1 week in advance. If you are planning a self-guided tour, we strongly encourage you to contact the City Museum when planning your visit to ensure all gallery spaces are available for viewing.


  • Classroom visits are free.
  • If a visit requires extensive preparation or museum-provided materials, a $1 fee per student may apply.

Tours and General Museum Activities

  • Gallery Scavenger Hunt and I Spy Activity
  • Themed Tours: Mining History; Montana Creek Fish Trap; The Empty Chair Memorial, and more.
  • Create Your Own Tour: Work with Museum staff to create a tour that meets your specific needs.

Exhibit Topics 

  • Hands-On Mining Gallery: Juneau’s mining history, hydroelectricity in Juneau, and rocks & minerals.
  • Politics, Personalities & Power Gallery: Statehood, Elizabeth Peratrovich and Civil Rights in Alaska.
  • Áak’w and T’aakú Kwáan History: Alaska Native Brotherhood & Sisterhood, and a canoe interactive.
  • Montana Creek Fish Trap: 500-700 year old basketry style fish trap, full-scale replica, and interactive fish trap.
  • General History Gallery: Timeline, Juneau Businesses,  fishing exhibit with life-size fish fact panels, and more.
  • Juneau: City Built on Gold: 26-minute video on Juneau’s history.
  • Local Art: both in our permanent galleries and in temporary exhibits throughout the year.

Free Busing for Classroom Teachers!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Empty Chair Committee to the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, we are able to offer free busing for school tours. Please indicate that you would like busing assistance when you schedule a classroom visit.

Please complete the Museum tour request. The Public Programs Coordinator will contact you soon. For more information, call 586-3572.

Online Tour Request