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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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  • It was pouring rain, so we were looking for an indoor activity. We found the immersive installation by Paola Pivi quite interesting, especially as we had a chance to meet and talk with the artist... 
    It was pouring rain, so we were looking for an indoor activity. We found the immersive installation by Paola Pivi quite interesting, especially as we had a chance to meet and talk with the artist...  more »
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  • This is great museum to explore alone! I spent two hours here and appreciated the local artwork, culture and history that was definitely unique to Alaska! It's also a warm place to escape the cold winter temperatures outside. The museum also gives discounts for seniors, military and students. They also have First Fridays with free entry from 6-9pm and also $5 entry every 3rd Thursday of the month. You can definitely see all the exhibits within 3 hours and I would come back if they have any new exhibitions that are interesting.
  • We went during the first Friday of the month which is free! A great idea for an evening out or just a date night and grab some dinner downtown as well. I loved the exhibits & I absolutely fell in love with all the history that the museum show cased of Alaskan Native history (I learned about it during school but it was way different and such an experience to see actual artifacts & listen and read stories.) This was my first time going and I will most certainly be coming back. I think the discovery area for kids was amazing and also fun for adults too. Must see if you’re ever in Anchorage!

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