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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3544
+1 907-929-9201
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All reviews alaskan history special exhibit kids area modern art native artifacts great exhibits few hours gold rush rainy day all ages on display gift shop couple of hours great for kids well worth the visit northern lights smithsonian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since major exhibits were closed due to damage from earthquake in November 2018 the visit was a disappointment. The exhibits on polar bear and walrus were ads for global warming—little information on the animals themselves. The exhibit in Gertrude Svarny (?) was very good and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum. I found the exhibits very balanced in terms of presentation. There is a beautiful gallery up top showcasing young indigenous artists, there is an extensive gallery about the history of Alaska, and the art collection is extensive. A beautiful building...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NellvW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are used to the mega museums of New York City, you may not be as impressed, but it is an excellent slice of Alaskan history and art. Great interactive exhibits and everything is well documented. Where else are you going to find flaming...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PatriciaW80111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best museum in Alaska, kids event and updated exhibits year round, and always actively seeking acitivieties.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JorgePortell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I said “insightful “ because there were many areas of the museum that had really good local NAI artists and village specific presentations of their culture and heritage. What was disappointing were the areas of the museum that were closed due to the 7.2 earthquake...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 197darlenes
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

I’ve gone to readings there and even read some of my own work at one of the events at the museum. The place has really upgraded itself considerably. My daughter went with her boyfriend recently and really enjoyed it as well. If you can catch...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cynthiadeike
Reviewed February 12, 2019

What a wonderful experience going floor to floor to appreciate the many exhibits. We were lucky enough to see the display by the Smithsonean on Alaskan tribes and their may wares, clothes and ways. I could spend hours and hours there! We were also lucky...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rmdy_64
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

Walked in last night to check out the post expansion. What a disappointment. So, there are unique features, the imaginarium still rocks, the museum of the north is good, and the planetarium is still a great feature. Anchorage is striving to make itself a great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TerryT386
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

We are not that big on museums, but this one is great for children. There is a lot hands-on activities. Kids don't even realize how much they are learning. I, as an adult, enjoyed it too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EwaRas
Reviewed January 22, 2019

This is a must see art and local history museum packed full of local native art and artifacts. We were able to walk from the Copper Whale Inn there in about 20 minutes.

Date of experience: May 2018
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December 7, 2018|
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Response from ButterflyWCH30 | Reviewed this property |
That is a good question. When I visited it was late February to early March of this year for my conference. On their website, they still have exhibits and events going on. However, if I were you I'd contact the museum to be... More
January 23, 2017|
Response from Haley J |
Hi there! I'm a museum employee. We have a few different areas under construction or renovation this summer. The Alaska Gallery on the 2nd floor will reopen on September 15. The new Rasmuson Wing, which offers 25,000 square... More
December 1, 2016|
Response from 1455traveler |
Also, with the Cultural Pass, what is the schedule for departures from the museum to the heritage center and back?