Discovery Center Science Demonstrations

3/1/2015 - 4/30/2015

Times vary, Tuesday through Sunday, March 1-April 30


Closed Monday

Winter hours
Oct 1 - Apr 30.

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Polar Lab

Polar Lab looks at the contemporary and future North through exhibitions and programs. The lab connects art, science, and the environment. It connects Anchorage with the globe. Contemporary art, along with traditional and non-traditional research in multiple disciplines, stimulates the activity of the Lab.


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The Anchorage Museum invites artists and artisans to apply for the annual popular juried craft event, Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 27-29. Artists may submit digital images via the online application process beginning Monday, March 2. Deadline for entries is Friday, April 24.

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


For the Anchorage Museum, the year 2015 is a Centennial year and an Arctic season.

Anchorage’s Centennial coincides with the United States assuming chairmanship of the Arctic...

Anchorage Museum Begins Designing New History Gallery Slated For 2017


The Anchorage Museum has begun design planning to re-envision its hallmark Alaska history gallery.

One of the most visited areas of the museum since it was added during an expansion in 1986...

Combat Cabin Fever with Half-Open Half-Off


Fire up your Fridays with the Anchorage Museum's Polar Lab, where we're activating our public and cultural spaces to explore the many facets of life in the North.

Northern innovation: Design UP HERE with the Cabin Fever Design Challenge

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Cabin fever is a noted affliction across Northern latitudes. Although these days of darkness surrounding the winter solstice are blamed for a wide range of ailments, ills and mysterious moods, they also inspire ingenious adaptations and often humorous ways to cope.


Anchorage Centennial

Anchorage Centennial Exhibitions

The Anchorage Museum celebrates and preserves the spirit and history of the North. We tell the colorful stories of Alaska's past while exploring life in the North today and envisioning a future full of possibility.