Story last updated at 1/14/2009 - 10:40 am
JUNEAU - Springboard and the Alaska State Museum invite families to a free afternoon event on Jan. 17 from 1-3 p.m. with opportunities to explore some of the fascinating scientific aspects of winter as well as view and create winter-related art.
Avalanche control experts and staff from the Juneau Ranger District Tongass National Forest, NOAA National Weather Service, Juneau Economic Development Council - Springboard, UAS, Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game, Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery, and community volunteers will share their expertise on many "cool" aspects of winter, snow and ice.
"Chill with the Family" is being held in conjunction with the temporary photography exhibition Frizion on display at the museum through Feb 21. The photographs of ice crystals made using polarized light are the work of Dr. Peter Wasilewski, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
Winter hours at the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $3. Visitors 18 and under are admitted free of charge. An annual pass is available for $15. Assistance is available for visitors with special needs. Contact Visitor Services at 465-2901.