Daily May 20-Sept. 2
Included with admission
Join a museum docent for a 45-minute guided tour and learn about Alaska’s history, art, indigenous people and more. Docent-led tours are offered daily at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Tours are included with museum general admission and vary each day. Visit the front desk or call (907) 929-9215 for the daily schedule.
Available tours include:
Not sure where to begin your museum journey? Enjoy an overview tour of the museum featuring a brief introduction to each gallery.
10,000 YEARS OF ALASKA HISTORY
This tour spans 10,000 years of Alaska history, from the Ice Age to today. Explore Alaska’s Native cultures, the Russian era, the gold rush, statehood, the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and more, including some surprising information about Alaska’s role during World War II.
ART OF THE NORTH
See Alaska through the eyes of artists who have drawn and painted here since the time of early European explorers. Enjoy an overview of Northern life through historical landscape oil paintings and drawings, as well as contemporary paintings, sculptures and mixed media.
ARCTIC FLIGHT REVEALED
Take flight on a journey from Alaska’s first powered flight in 1913 to today. This tour reveals how, in just 100 years, airplanes have evolved from frivolous spectacle to crucial part of the Alaska way of life.
FIRST PEOPLES OF ALASKA
Gain a better understanding of Alaska’s nine indigenous cultures through 600 Alaska Native artifacts on long-term loan from the Smithsonian Institution. Learn about traditional lifeways in Alaska’s diverse regions through clothing, tools, ceremonial objects and more.
Make your group's visit one to remember with a private, docent-led tour through the museum’s galleries. Tours need to be scheduled two weeks in advance. Cost is $100 per docent for up to 20 people per tour. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule or for more information.