Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage

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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center features collections from Alaska and the circumpolar North, with focus on history, art, and ethnography. You will see over 1,000 objects from Alaska, including clothes, pots, masks, weapons, and jewelry. Look for dioramas of different sizes--from miniature to full-scale--presenting early lifestyles, architecture, and objects of Alaska's native people, as well as their cultural changes over time. You'll also see paintings of Alaska, historic drawings, and some contemporary art. Children can visit the Imaginarium to learn about volcanoes and the aurora borealis, to create earthquakes, to play with gravity, and more. The onsite restaurant offers meals with an Alaskan flair, such as beer battered Alaskan halibut. Plan your Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center visit and explore what else you can see and do in Anchorage using our Anchorage trip itinerary planner.
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  • Only the second floor has anything I would call a “museum”, and that consists of about a dozen 20 foot long double sided displays on each major native Alaskan tribe. That’s pretty good. The top two... 
    Only the second floor has anything I would call a “museum”, and that consists of about a dozen 20 foot long double sided displays on each major native Alaskan tribe. That’s pretty good. The top two...  more »
  • I really enjoyed this museum which gave an overall review on so many things Anchorage. From the local artists, to the history of Anchorage to sculptors to the pipeline and so muchmore. 
    I really enjoyed this museum which gave an overall review on so many things Anchorage. From the local artists, to the history of Anchorage to sculptors to the pipeline and so muchmore.  more »
  • Be advised, this place is NOT kid friendly. The advertised “ Imaginarium” extremely small and is not worth the money. 
    Be advised, this place is NOT kid friendly. The advertised “ Imaginarium” extremely small and is not worth the money.  more »
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  • Fascinating galleries showcasing indigenous to territorial to present. Particularly impressed with the depth of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies collection, showcasing separate Siberian-Alaskan-Canadian indigenous cultural artifacts and video interviews of the people and their experiences. Beautiful building.
  • Very extensive museum! 4 floors with excellent variety of exhibits. We spent the whole day there. Nice park next to museum which is nice for a picnic. The day we went there was a food truck offering snacks and baked treats with funds going to a charity to help the homeless. Great museum!
  • I highly recommend this museum while you are visiting Anchorage Alaska. So many beautiful displays. Many gorgeous photos and paintings. Lots of activities for the kids at the Discovery center. My stay was made a lot easier because of my disability with the help of Todd! Thank you so much Todd for all of your help! Definitely a place I would visit again next time I am in beautiful Alaska!
  • The top 1.5 floors are pretty sparse in terms of content, and the first floor is almost exclusively hands on stuff for kids. That just leaves 1.5 floors of real, significant exhibitions. But what's there is great! I particular enjoyed seeing their way of showing the same object across the various people groups that make up the area side by side for comparison and contrast.
  • An utterly mind blowing experience! So much on Indigenous culture, the Black experience in Alaska, LGBTQ+, industry, volcanoes, lower 48 perception of the state,... Just amazing. Could easily spend 5 hours there.

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