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Aurora Show

621 W 6th Ave, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK 99501-2200
+1 907-263-2993
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Pretty but...

The footage was absolutely beautiful. The photographer is an extraordinary man. However, this is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
peterssr195
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Middletown, New York
travelling north

As we were in Alaska in summer and you can't see the Aurora then it is the next best thing to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
trish06_11
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Melbourne, Australia
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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 collection of auroral occurrences over many years showing people worldwide what a remarkable natural event the aurora is across the grand night skies of Alaska. Although mostly photographed with high resolution films in the pre-digital age, with recent leaps in High Definition technology, 'AurorA' is now projected in HD Blu-Ray(R) quality. The introduction has a portion of science about aurora but the rest of the show contains stunning images played to original music scores. This is the result of the desire to capture the absolute best auroral displays Alaska has to offer. Having chased aurora across Alaska since early autumn of 1980, I've found it to be the most difficult subject matter and task to be devoted to. There are countless hours in the field, the need for unending patience, more lost sleep than one can even begin to imagine and my 'office' is extremely cold most of the time.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good15%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible17%
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621 W 6th Ave, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, AK 99501-2200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Having met Dave and from trying to get my own Aurora pictures it makes his images even more impressive. I can only imagine how much time and effort was spent to capture so much beauty. I enjoyed the educational part at the beginning and enjoyed...More

Thank Travis P
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

My husband and I had a day in Anchorage before our flight, so were looking for things to do. This popped up, so we decided to give it a go. I really liked the scientific portion of the film that was in the beginning. I...More

Thank londnlish
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

This show was marketed well but fell short of expectations. It could use more science and history; less about how challenging it was for the photographer.

Thank travelmonte2016
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