May / June News
The Anchorage Museum switches to summer season hours starting May 1 when the museum is open seven days a week, including holidays. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30. Extended hours to 9 p.m. First Fridays all year.
Neighbors: Stories from Anchorage’s Pandemic Years
Neighbors: Stories from Anchorage’s Pandemic Years is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and the Anchorage Daily News to collect and reflect the experiences of Anchorage residents during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, telling the human story of what we’ve been through and envisioning together what the future might look like. Lifelong Alaskan and journalist Julia O'Malley is collecting stories about how the pandemic has affected Alaskans. Read the stories on our website.
First Friday Film & Music: Refuge Alaska Film Debut & Musical Composer Talk
6:15 p.m. Friday, May 6, Anchorage Museum Auditorium and online via Crowdcast
Gather in the Anchorage Museum auditorium for a visual and sonic exploration of the diverse lands, waters, and creatures across Alaska’s national wildlife refuges.
Sustain Music & Nature collaborated with Alaska Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) on a project meant to build broader awareness of Alaska's national wildlife refuges. Using existing footage provided by Alaska U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Sustain brought together four U.S. based musicians – Sam Kassirer, Akie Bermiss, Matt Douglas, and Derry de – to compose an original score for a 10-minute film. Free.
Lunch on the Lawn Returns
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 7-Aug. 30, Museum Lawn
Join us for live music and family activities on the museum lawn. Included are food trucks, live music, science activities, community conversations and family-friendly games. Weekly activities vary. Brown bag it or buy lunch from a local food truck. Free. Note: if it rains, music and activities will move indoors, where museum admission applies.
Rock out with the Anchorage Summer Arts in the Park Concert Series
4:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays, June 3-July 29, Front Lawn
Gather on the Anchorage Museum lawn for a free outdoor concert. Spread out on the grass and enjoy live music during this summer concert series presented in partnership with Anchorage Downtown Partnership and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Start your evening with the first concert on the museum lawn and move to Town Square Park for a second set with a different artist. Bring carry-out from your favorite local restaurant, and enjoy a musical evening in downtown Anchorage. Rain or shine; bring your own chair or blanket. Free.