Discovery Center Science Demonstrations

3/1/2015 - 4/30/2015

Times vary

Beyond the Arctic Circle

3/3/2015 - 4/30/2015

4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Into The Deep

3/3/2015 - 4/30/2015

5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Wed, Apr 01, 2015

OPEN 10am-6pm.

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Polar Lab


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

Enter the Lab

Michael Conti: Air Hockey (Gold)


As part of the Anchorage Museum’s Polar Lab program, we invite artists to create interventions in museum galleries and public spaces, through performances and temporary installations. 

Think UP HERE: A Series of Presentations and Conversations | 2015-2016


Featuring topic experts from Alaska and beyond, the Think Up Here conversation series explores a wide range of current and emerging issues in art, culture, science, politics, literature and social action.


Museum Gala

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5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11 Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center Join us as we go on a Northern expedition during the 2015 Anchorage Museum Gala.

Spark!Lab: Invention and the Smithsonian Institution


Beginning in March, the Anchorage Museum becomes home to one of only a few Spark!Labs outside the Smithsonian in Washington, DC...

Anchorage School District Art Exhibition


The 43rd annual Anchorage School District exhibition includes artwork from some of the district’s student artists.

Message form Anchorage Museum Director and CEO Julie Decker - March, 2015


As we open the exhibition Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage, we look at how the challenges of navigating arctic sea ice effectively ended Cook’s quest for the Northwest Passage.

Long considered a footnote in Arctic exploration...

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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...