WONDERLAND OF TOYS
On view Nov. 23 through Jan. 13, 2013
'Tis the season to cherish time with friends and family. For many Alaska families, journeying to the museum to see Wonderland of Toys is a beloved holiday tradition. Against a backdrop of twinkling lights, find carousel horses, World War I toy soldiers, and a towering evergreen tree decorated with more than 100 dolls dressed in costumes representing countries around the world. Other exhibition highlights include a handpainted wood Schoenhut Humpty Dumpty circus from the early 1900s.
Hear those sleigh bells jingling 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at a holiday concert featuring the Anchorage Concert Chorus. Admission is free all day thanks to Wells Fargo.
The 24th annual Crafts Weekend returns Thanksgiving weekend with a variety of unique Alaska-made jewelry, pottery, woodwork and more from 50 Alaska artists. The 19th annual ReadAlaska Book Fair happens simultaneously and features Alaskan authors and illustrators. Click here to find out more.
Learn about the snow outside while staying toasty warm inside the museum from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Make a snow globe, learn about the science of snow through fun lab experiments, dress up cardboard snowmen and discover ways to stay fit indoors at The Alaska Club's obstacle course for children. Included with admission
NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER
Ring in 2013 with an unforgettable fine dining experience in Muse. Seatings are from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. Prix fixe menu is $85 per person or $110 per person with wine pairings. Reservations are required at 929-9210.
GIVE THE GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP
Choose the gift that keeps giving all year long - a museum membership. Members receive free general admission to the museum for 12 months and exclusive discounts at the museum shop and Muse restaurant. Members enjoy special pricing on blockbuster exhibitions, classes and camps, as well as invitations to members-only events. For more information, call 929-9228 or click here.
MUSEUM SHOP SALE
Take advantage of huge holiday discounts at the Anchorage Museum shop Dec. 4-9. Museum members receive 20 percent off books and 30 percent off all other merchandise. Non-members get 10 percent off books and 20 percent off all other merchandise. You'll find gifts to suit anyone on your list, including tufted caribou boxes by Selina Alexander, educational kits related to the Body Worlds Vital exhibition, Alaska-made jewelry, unique ornaments and gift cards.