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. Tuesdays, Aug. 4

Tue, Aug 04, 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

Cloud Cover engages youth with technology


Cloud Cover programs highlight innovative technologies that address critical issues affecting life in the North.

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.


Centennial Exhibitions

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The museum celebrates Anchorage’s Centennial through a series of exhibitions and programs that tell the colorful stories of our past while exploring life in the North today.

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.