Current
Exhibits

Museum
Today

Beyond the Arctic Circle

3/3/2015 - 5/15/2015

4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Into The Deep

3/3/2015 - 5/15/2015

5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Discovery Center Science Demonstrations

5/1/2015 - 6/30/2015

Times vary

Tue, May 05, 2015

OPEN 9am-6pm.

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Polar
Lab

Polar Lab

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

Enter the Lab

Camera Obscura

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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.

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

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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.

News

Museum Interventions

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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

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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

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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.

Supporting the Mission

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Last year the museum began to develop a strategic plan that would guide our vision and operations through 2020. The process was inclusive and rigorous, involving staff, volunteers, members and community.

Spark!Lab: Invention and the Smithsonian Institution

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

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

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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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