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Aurora Show

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Interesting for the first 15 minutes

We attended this show since we were fairly certain that we would not see the northern lights while... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Robert N
Get a DVD instead

I agree with another reviewer who said that it was like having to look at another person's holiday... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
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'AurorA - Alaska's Great Northern Lights' is a seasonal 100% Alaskan owned, designed and operated presentation open daily from May 24th through September 1st. 'AurorA' is not a "documentary" about aurora. But rather 'AurorA' is a very rare...more
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621 W 6th Ave, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK 99501-2200
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 29, 2011

Unique colors, shapes and movements of our Earth's rarest events are captured in this informative documentary from more than 30 years of patient vigilance in remote areas with exquisite scenery in extreme freezing temperatures. Entertaining and educational, it is a majestic presentation of Aurora Borealis...More

5  Thank Lucky K
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2015

Thank you for your appreciation of my imagery of Alaska's greatest natural phenomenon, the Northern Lights! I am humbled to have spent 3 decades photographing the sheer power and beauty that Alaska abounds with and to share that with the world. I hope your trip...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is literally a PowerPoint of still images of the Aurora set to some music. Maybe it would've been calm and relaxing if we had paid a few bucks each, but I don't know where these people get off charging close to $30 for two...More

5  Thank cowgurl808
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2015

No...it is not a "Power Point". Yes they are high resolution still images...mostly film (digital didn't exist until recently). They are married together to form moving aurora realistically to what the eye sees. Because...you can't film the aurora with a movie camera...hence the "still images"....More

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

We attended this show since we were fairly certain that we would not see the northern lights while we were in Alaska and the description indicated that the display was of high definition video. The first part of the show was interesting with information about...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed August 31, 2018

I agree with another reviewer who said that it was like having to look at another person's holiday snaps. The initial introduction was promising but after about 15 minutes t he music came on and you were treated to some fantastic photography but after 10...More

Thank alannsarah
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This just takes your breath away!!So beautifully done and the music just perfect! A very well worth 1 hour to spend in Anchorage.

Thank pjsinco
Reviewed August 17, 2018

The footage was absolutely beautiful. The photographer is an extraordinary man. However, this is not something to do with kids or after a long vacation. It was $15 for adults, $13 for students. We had gotten off a cruise and were exhausted so we thought...More

Thank peterssr195
Reviewed August 15, 2018

As we were in Alaska in summer and you can't see the Aurora then it is the next best thing to seeing the real thing. The staff are all very helpful and can explain things very well. All the film is put to music.

Thank trish06_11
Reviewed August 13, 2018

OK, so you have spent many years waiting to take photographs of the aurora and would like to share them. I understand and I did enjoy the all too brief scientific explanations at the beginning, but latterly I felt I was being forced to watch...More

Thank Nan K
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I recently had a young visitor to Anchorage who for many years had been curious about auroras. But, as the Aurora Show preshow video on the science of auroras explained, you can't see them during an Alaska summer. The Aurora show provided the experience in...More

Thank AKwaterrat
Reviewed August 4, 2018

For $12 admission you get about 20 minutes of videos of the Aurora Borealis. Little background information or explanation. No narration, just music. Pretty pictures but no "wow". Credits and acknowledgements almost as long as the show. Very disappointing.

Thank PaulHSt_Augustine
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We were quite disappointed by this show. While the pictures were beautiful, there was very little commentary. My family and I were looking to learn about it but that’s not what this was about .

Thank dah343
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Show was okay but would not be in any hurry to get back.$15 a ticket for adults seems a little high to me. Was nice music and was nice scenery, but needed a little more scientific background about Aurora's.

Thank cocker1981
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