Discovery Center Science Demonstrations

5/1/2015 - 9/30/2015

Times vary

Conservator's Corner

7/24/2015 - 11/20/2015

2 to 4 p.m. Fridays, May 1-Nov. 20

Summer Tours

5/16/2015 - 9/7/2015

11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. daily



Noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4

61° Workshop: Blink

9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, Sept 1-30

Museum Interventions: Out of the Box


7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4

Exploring New Horizons

9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015

4 p.m. daily

Living in the Age of Airplanes

9/1/2015 - 9/30/2015

5 p.m. daily

Polar Opposites


6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4

Fri, Sep 04, 2015

OPEN 9 a.m.‑6 p.m.

AFTER HOURS 6‑9 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: Tupik Mi


Facial and hand tattooing was common throughout the Arctic until the turn of the 20th century, before contact with missionaries whose influence discouraged the practice. A small but growing number of indigenous people from Greenland to Alaska have begun  to re-evaluate traditional tattooing as a method for healing identity and reclaiming history.

Out of the Box


Out of the Box is a multi-artist performance series presenting indigenous perspectives on the legacies of Captain Cook’s voyages.

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.


Live stream of Curated Conversations: Edges


Tune in live, noon to 1:30 p.m. Alaska Time, Friday, Sept. 4

Panelists Edgar Heap of Birds, Princess Lucaj Johnson, Aaron Leggett and others discuss the different edges around the legacies of Captain Cook and other "explorers" who claimed and renamed places with a long history of use by indigenous people.

Van Gogh Alive — The Experience

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Vincent Van Gogh’s works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for more than a century — but never like this.

Live stream of Picture the Arctic 9 to 11 a.m. Alaska Time, Tuesday, Sept. 1

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In this event for university students and high school seniors, a panel of dynamic Arctic and visual storytelling professionals discuss how youth can use film, photography and video games to convey their perspectives on climate change. Youth from Norway and Minnesota will participate via live stream.

Message from Anchorage Museum Director and CEO Julie Decker - September 2015


The museum received an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts this month, presenting us with an exciting opportunity to work further with the community of Anchorage, indigenous leaders, the creative sector, and our city’s many and diverse neighborhoods.

Check out our new look


The museum is dynamic — constantly changing to meet the needs of our members and reflect the character of our local and global communities. We are a focal point for the North in Alaska and for Alaska in the world.

Live stream of Curated Conversations

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A diverse group of artists responds to these challenges by formulating critiques of global capitalism, imagining exit strategies and creative disruptions to the commodification process, and combatting the persistence of stereotype in commodity culture. Artists participating in this conversation include: Jessie Kleemann, Nicholas Galanin and Charlene Teters.