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

Wed, Jul 29, 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.

State of Fluctuation


The museum roof is the latest venue for a new temporary installation by artist Chad Taylor.

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.


On the Trail of Yakutat Ancestors


In recent fieldwork, archaeologists and Alaska Native scholars have been following the trail of Yakutat ancestors, guided by centuries-old oral traditions and indigenous place names.

Programs create rich experiences for learning

Member and donor supported educational programs create rich experiences for all visitors by helping the museum offer activities and exhibitions for all ages, from toddlers to elders. 

Museum's Polar Lab wins NEA Grant


"The Anchorage Museum demonstrates the best in creative community development and whose work will have a valuable impact on its community.”
— NEA Chairman Jane Chu

Light: Beyond the Bulb


People are drawn to light, from the glow of a candle to the rise of the sun. But there is much more to light than is visible to the eye.

In Memoriam

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The Anchorage Museum family lost a dear friend with the passing of Verna Johnson von der Heydt on April 10, 2015.

Material Traditions: Ivory Carving


For millennia, walrus ivory tusks have been carved into forms essential to Arctic life, from harpoon heads and needles, to hunting charms and figures that evoke spiritual connections and ancestry.