All Are Welcome

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The Anchorage Museum is committed to providing a space that is accessible, welcoming and inclusive of everyone in our community.

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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 for more information about programs and services to support your visit. We appreciate at least two weeks’ advance notice for special accommodation requests.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Enjoy free admission to the Anchorage Museum in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Juneteenth 2024 is sponsored in part by the following:

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2024
Enjoy free admission in observance of Indigenous People's Day. The museum will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14.

Friday/Saturday, Nov. 29 & 30, 2024
Crafted in Alaska returns to the museum atrium from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Shop a curated mix of dozens of handmade products including jewelry, textile and fabric art, pottery, printed designs and more. Buy direct from Alaska's vibrant community of makers, designers and artists. Festive music and décor add to the atmosphere. A portion of the proceeds support Anchorage Museum programs and exhibitions. Members get 10% on all purchases. Enjoy free admission both days.

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 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.

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

The Anchorage Museum works in partnership with communities and organizations to provide access to museum experiences, programs, and resources.

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.


*Admission Policy Update: The recently announced (Jan. 2, 2024) policy offering free general admission to Alaska Native visitors has been paused to assure the program is implemented in the best way. The Anchorage Museum is a community asset, and we want to make sure all policies involving access and availability are in line with the community’s expectations while following all legal guidelines. We remain deeply committed to the goals of honoring Indigenous people and improving access to their cultural belongings. The Anchorage Museum, together with its board of directors, partners, advisers, and experts, will study possibilities and how best to implement any changes that accomplish these goals. We will announce any further policy changes as they occur.


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