Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage

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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center features collections from Alaska and the circumpolar North, with focus on history, art, and ethnography. You will see over 1,000 objects from Alaska, including clothes, pots, masks, weapons, and jewelry. Look for dioramas of different sizes--from miniature to full-scale--presenting early lifestyles, architecture, and objects of Alaska's native people, as well as their cultural changes over time. You'll also see paintings of Alaska, historic drawings, and some contemporary art. Children can visit the Imaginarium to learn about volcanoes and the aurora borealis, to create earthquakes, to play with gravity, and more. The onsite restaurant offers meals with an Alaskan flair, such as beer battered Alaskan halibut. Plan your Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center visit and explore what else you can see and do in Anchorage using our Anchorage trip itinerary planner.
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  • I'm not really into museums, as I'd rather be exploring the great outdoors, but if you're in Anchorage, this is a worthwhile stop. I enjoyed the Imaginarium and exploring the various cultures of Alask...  more »
  • The Museum has recently completed a large addition of gallery space and it uses it all to its best effect. Contemporary Alaskan artists get a chance to show how good they are...and they are wonderful!...  more »
  • I had not visited this museum for about ten years. It has since been remodeled and that is good and bad. First, the good. The native american display is first rate. Nice representative display of the ...  more »
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  • A new look and many new exhibits! The Anchorage Museum is a great place to spend the afternoon. Parking is either street or a distant parking garage. There is a large outdoor area with grass, trees, and benches. A bus stop is also right next to the outdoor area. Inside the Anchorage Museum is a gift shop and a restaurant for small plates and drinks. Each level has something interesting, but remember there are no drinks allowed in much of the museum. There are two elevators, but the largest of them will access all floors. The largest elevator is also the slowest, so have a seat while you wait. The Anchorage Museum also has music events throughout the year.
  • Really love the newest expansion and direction the museum is going, taking on a more modern and diverse artistic approach. Easy to spend more time on site, enjoying coffee in the atrium in between viewing all the great new installations. Best new central creative social hub.
  • Absolutely love the new wing. It is a beautiful museum and they always have interesting changing exhibits. The Imaginarium is wonderful for kids. Exhibit openings and dinner downtown make for a fantastic evening out.
  • I was very impressed with the museum. It displayed the history of the the State of Alaska and Anchorage in educational and colorful ways. Loved the 3 hours I spent there.
  • Went in on a Sunday because it was snowing and couldn't do much around town. Back in Chicago we have world class museums and I was impressed by this museum! Honestly, I thought the museum would be very dry but I was surprised by the exhibits. Lots of great local history and even some great temporary exhibitions when I went. I walked out feeling expired. I'd recommend it to visitors. My only regret is not going on a Saturday when it's free for members of my bank, lol.

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