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 - 6/30/2015

Times vary

Summer Tours

5/16/2015 - 9/7/2015

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

Sun, May 24, 2015

OPEN 9am-6pm.

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Polar Lab


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

Enter the Lab

Camera Obscura


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


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 Interventions


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


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


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


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


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...