The Anchorage Museum is committed to providing a space that is accessible, welcoming and inclusive of everyone in our community.
We recognize that providing access is an ongoing process, developed in conversation with individuals and communities. The Anchorage Museum seeks to enrich its practices, learn from others, and continually break down barriers to engagement with the museum.
Below is a list of resources available for visiting the museum. Email us at email@example.com for more information about programs and services to support your visit. We appreciate at least two weeks’ advance notice for special accommodation requests.
2023 FREE ADMISSION DAYS & PROGRAMS
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023
The Anchorage Museum celebrates Black History Month with the eighth annual Alaska Black Business Expo alongside The Business Boutique and the Alaska Black Chamber of Commerce. Support entrepreneurs, network with business leaders, learn about the many black-owned businesses in our community, and learn how to start and grow your own business. Free admission 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Celebrate International Museum Day with us as we consider the important role of museums as a means of cultural exchange and the development mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace among people.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Join us in recognition of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday (June 19), the day commemorating of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023
In recognition of the upcoming Indigenous Peoples' Day (Observed Oct. 10), which honors and respects the Indigenous peoples of Alaska. Free access to museum exhibitions and programs for conversation, reflection and critical thinking. We thank the Dena’ina people for the past, present and future stewardship of land, place and people.
Friday/Saturday, Nov. 24 & 25, 2023
Join us for special winter programming and enjoy the museum with free general admission.
Free First Friday After Hours
Enjoy free admission 6 to 9 p.m. Roam open galleries, socialize with others or enjoy spaces in solitude. Special Northern-themed programming may include films, live or recorded music, games, topical curated conversations and more. Visit our calendar for details each month.
Bank of America Museums on Us
Bank of America cardholders enjoy one free museum general admission on the first weekend of the month with BoA, Merrill, and Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card and photo ID. Special exhibition fees still apply. BoA cardholders also receive 10% off purchases at the Anchorage Museum Store on this weekend. No other discounts apply.
EBT Free Admission
Individuals and families receiving food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can get free museum admission by showing your EBT benefits card. Please present your Alaska Quest Card (or other state EBT card) to the front desk upon arrival. WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Nutrition Program cards also accepted.
$5 Days: Third Thursday of Each Month Oct - April
Visit the museum for $5 on the third Thursday of the month from October through April.
PAY IT FORWARD
Support families in our community by gifting a museum membership. Your gift of $100 (or more) provides a local family with a full year of special experiences, learning and free access to the museum. It’s a great way to ensure children and families in need have equal access to the museum and all that it has to offer and supports the continuation of museum programs. Recipients are chosen through non-profit partner organizations serving refugees and low-income families. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. DONATE A MEMBERSHIP
PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITIES
The Anchorage Museum works in partnership with communities and organizations to provide access to museum experiences, programs, and resources. Read about one of our initiatives in our blog.
Anchorage Museum members get free access to many museums across North America through reciprocal benefit programs.
Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program: Members at all levels have an ASTC emblem printed on their membership cards, which entitles them to free admission at 375+ participating science museums.
Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) program: Individual Museum Insider, Family Plus, Family Museum Insider, and VIP level members receive admission to 375+ art and history museums through the ROAM program.
Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership
The Anchorage Museum is a Smithsonian affiliate through the Arctic Studies Center located on the second floor. Present your Anchorage Museum membership card to more than 50 Smithsonian affiliate museums and enjoy special discounts and benefits.