Alaska's largest museum tells the real story of the North through art and design, history, science and culture. Explore Alaska Native cultures with a collection from the Smithsonian Institution. Expansive interactive history gallery tells the story of Alaska. A hands-on science discovery center has marine life tanks, a planetarium and more.
THE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE WITH SENSORY SENSITIVITIES
Discovery, learning and passion are universal. Adapted lighting. Sound off. Close-looking. Fewer visitors. These are just some of the ways the Anchorage Museum can offer meaningful museum experiences for everyone.
Individuals and families who experience sensory sensitivities now have the option to visit the museum during a time and within a space structured to accommodate a safe-feeling visit.
Called Sensory Friendly Monday at the Museum, these special opportunities to visit may happen on select Mondays when the museum is closed to the public but accessible to visitors with sensory sensitivities who prefer to enjoy a modified museum experience. (Though these opportunities are created by museum staff for certain times, visitors experiencing sensory sensitivities may visit the museum anytime during open hours for independent exploration.)
These opportunities to visit a particular exhibition or gallery are planned and promoted in advance and require advance registration by those interested in participating. Admission is free and the number of participants is limited to ensure a quality experience. See the museum’s online calendar for upcoming times, dates and registration link.
To help visitors to Sensory Friendly Mondays prepare for their museum experiences, we’ve created materials like these, which will be tailored to individual Sensory Friendly Monday offerings the museum schedules.