The Anchorage Museum connects people, expands perspectives, and encourages global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment.
As Alaska's largest museum, we are a Smithsonian Affiliate and feature Alaska Native cultures through objects from the Smithsonian Institution. Art of the North and the history of Alaska combine with our hands-on Discovery Center for families, featuring marine life tanks, a planetarium, innovation spaces and more. We host many changing exhibitions each year in our galleries, exploring creative practice, history, and science from the North with connections to places, ideas and people around the world.
The Anchorage Museum sits on the traditional homeland of the Eklutna Dena’ina. The Museum is committed to recognizing and honoring the land, culture and language of the Dena’ina people. We recognize and respect the continuing connection, by Alaska Native people and all Indigenous people, to the land, waters and communities.
The museum is closed in August for a four-week reset due to COVID-19. We will reopen Sept. 2.
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Parking is available near the museum during business hours and beneath the museum evenings and weekends.
Cultural and historic treasures from the Smithsonian’s collections, selected and interpreted with help from Alaska Native advisers, tell the story of Alaska’s First Peoples.
Take a breathtaking journey to the stars or deep dive into science and nature through enhanced graphics, surround sound and full dome experience.
Whether your event is all business or simply social, the Anchorage Museum is a distinctive venue.
Make your group's visit one to remember with a private, docent-led tour through the museum’s galleries.
Muse Restaurant and Atrium Cafe - Inspired dining at the Anchorage Museum
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