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Museum Expands Family Pass Program to Fort Wainwright

Museum expands family pass program to Fort Wainwright


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2010


Fairbanks, Alaska—The University of Alaska Museum of the North is expanding its library pass program to the Fort Wainwright.

Beginning April 1, soldiers stationed at Fort Wainwright and their families can check out a museum pass from the Fort Wainwright Library. The pass admits two adults and up to four children to the museum free of charge. Passes can be checked out for two weeks and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They must be turned in to the museum to gain admission or returned to the Fort Wainwright Library if they are not used.

The program, a partnership with Fort Wainwright’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division, is an expansion of a pilot program implemented last summer with the Fairbanks North Star Borough Libraries. Since the beginning of July, more than 80 families have used the passes from the borough libraries to visit the museum at no cost.

The museum pass includes admission to the special exhibits gallery, but not the museum’s summer shows or audio guide, which are available for an additional charge. Family activity sheets for the museum’s Gallery of Alaska and Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery are available at the museum admission desk at no charge.

In spring, the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. In summer, the museum is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through September 15. More information about the museum’s exhibits and upcoming programs is available online at http://museum.uafedu.

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