Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea

5/16/2015 - 8/31/2015

10 a.m. daily

Beyond the Arctic Circle

5/16/2015 - 8/31/2015

Noon and 5 p.m. daily

Cosmic Colors

5/16/2015 - 8/31/2015

11 a.m. daily

Experience the Aurora: Plus!

5/16/2015 - 8/31/2015

1 and 3 p.m. daily

River of Bears

5/16/2015 - 8/31/2015

2 p.m. daily

Back to the Moon for Good

5/16/2015 - 8/31/2015

4 p.m. daily

Discovery Center Science Demonstrations

5/1/2015 - 8/31/2015

Times vary

Summer Tours

5/16/2015 - 9/7/2015

11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. daily

Lunch on the Lawn


11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

OPEN 9 a.m.‑6 p.m.

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Polar Lab


Today's artists, scientists, explorers and inhabitants are questioning the future of the landscape.

Enter the Lab

Urban Interventions: Skate Art


The Urban Interventions series of Polar Lab motivates and empowers youth through creative, healthy expression. The first program in this series, Skate Art, brings New York-based skateboarder Jim Murphy to the museum.

Da-ka-xeen Mehner's Intervention


“Culture is not something that’s frozen. It’s something that’s moving and living,” says Mehner. When this understanding can be incorporated into the exhibition space as this museum intervention does, collaboration replaces the univocal power to authorize history.

Think Up Here: Curated Conversations

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The museum curates conversations as much as we curate exhibitions.

Camera Obscura


With a nod to Anchorage’s beginnings as a tent city for railroad workers on Ship Creek, Alaska artist and photographer Michael Conti transforms a canvas tent into a camera obscura within the museum.


King of Norway visits Anchorage Museum and opens “Polar Night” exhibition

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His Majesty King Harald V of Norway visited the Anchorage Museum and opened the exhibition Polar Night: Life and Light In the Dead of Night.

Arts organizations hope global collaboration will give voice to the North through art


Representatives from museums, universities and art spaces throughout Scandinavia, Canada and Alaska met at the Anchorage Museum last week.

Supporting the Mission: Planned Giving


Planned giving is a meaningful way for donors at any income level to continue helping people connect, experience diverse perspectives and explore the compelling story of Alaska and the North beyond their lifetimes.

Museum Interventions


The museum is working with artists on a series of “interventions” through which artists respond to museum exhibitions, content and spaces with temporary installations and performances.

Alaska Teen Media Institute embarks on Beluga Whale Film Project


Cook Inlet beluga whales are an endangered population with less than 350 known individuals left. This topic will be the artistic and scientific focus of a collective film project of the Anchorage Museum and the Spirit of Youth’s Alaska Teen Media Institute.

Message from Anchorage Museum Director and CEO Julie Decker - May, 2015


May is an important month for many Alaskans. Summer seems possible, the school year ends, and people prepare to greet visitors or to head outdoors themselves.