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Address: 395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
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+1 907-465-2901
10:00 - 16:00
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The Alaska State Museum located in the new state-of-the-art Fr. Andrew P....

The Alaska State Museum located in the new state-of-the-art Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) in Juneau, presents a unique view of Alaska’s history and diverse cultures. Exhibits feature an expansive collection of Alaska Native materials, fine art, and objects relating to topics such as mining, fishing, forestry, tourism, Russian-American period, and World War II. The Science on a Sphere TM theater cycles through a variety of animated geographical programs showing Alaska’s place in the world. There is a discovery room, with a climb-aboard replica of an early sailing ship and fun activities for all ages. There is always something new to see in the changing temporary exhibitions. The special summer 2017 shows are "Decolonizing Alaska" – featuring the work of 30 artists addressing resilience, adaptation & cultural survival resulting from dominant forces such as colonization and climate change, and the "Grand Visions of the Great Land: Historic and contemporary Art from the Alaska State Museum Collection". Upstairs, visitors can also explore the State Library and Archives with Alaskana collections, newspapers and magazines, WiFi, and more. A small cafe on the first floor serves breakfast and lunch as well as coffee. In the summer we are open 9am-5pm daily. Come visit!

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The Alaska State Museum --- also called the State Archives and Public Library, or SALT — offers an amazing historical tour of Alaska, from per-historic times, with some... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Linda M
Spencer, New York
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Quinte West, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

It was nice enough, but not what we expected. Our self tour was rushed due to a deadline. Seemed expensive for what we saw, however it had just opened.

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Spencer, New York
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Alaska State Museum --- also called the State Archives and Public Library, or SALT — offers an amazing historical tour of Alaska, from per-historic times, with some particularly amazing Native artifacts, through Russia and Japanese occupation, to the present time. It has recently renovated and is one of the most beautiful museums I have been in recently, with extremely... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Formerly musty and dusty, the Alaska State Museum at Juneau was recently updated and is now offers an exceptional museum experience. Though relatively shore, the history of non-natives in Alaska is complicated and the museum does a skillful job of interpreting that complexity. This is a social history, rather that natural history, museum. Give it three or four hours and... More 

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

This Museum is the most amazing museum - it is set in a new and modern building that is well designed and the displays are amazing - such an incredible selection and stories of the history of Alaska and the area.

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Penticton, Canada
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best museums I've been to. Loads of information and artifacts. A comprehensive and impressive historical collection. Just wow! Set aside about 2 hours to really experience it. Great way to spend some time on a rainy or chilly day. Very inexpensive. You will learn and see some very interesting things.

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Penticton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Spent around 1.5 hours looking at all the interesting artifacts of the Alaskan heritage .lots to see here and glad we came . Also a great way to spend time on a bit so nice rainy miserable day .

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Juneau, Alaska
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best things to see in Juneau! The building was beautiful, the artifacts on display were amazing! I can't recommend it enough, this place is a must go to

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great way to spend a few hours out of the cold on a Fall day & learn about a vast range of Alaskan history & culture. The new displays are well presented, easy to access & provide plenty of information to read & take in. From animals to native culture, science & history & then on into modern times there... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just a few months old when we visited inAug. '16. Well worth the price of admission, maybe $10 . I don't remember exactly. Very professional exhibits. Very educational start to 18 days in Ak.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Had some friends come visit Juneau during the offseason. Brought them to the Museum. It is a very nice, new, and well designed. It is great for adults and take about 30 to 60 minuets. I will say it is seriously lacking in interactive exhibits for kids. If brining young ones with you keep the visit quick. Price is very... More 

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