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.
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center reviews
It has some paintings, much in the way of native clothing / artifacts, some exhibits and some Alaskan history. I got a bit weary of its' social activism, whether native rights or BLM, etc. I would've.... more »
Great museum, somewhat daunting in size. Highlight is the current temporary exhibition Death in the Ice about the Franklin expedition of 1845. Excellent First Tribes exhibition though we preferred the smaller Juneau museum as it was easier to take in. Relatively expensive at $18 plus $5 for Death in the Ice. This includes a barely-disguised “tourist tax” as Alaskans get in cheaper. Juneau was $6.
My wife and I were blown away by how phenomenal this museum is. Coming from Chicago, we have pretty high standards for what a good museum is and the Anchorage Museum met and exceeded our expectations! The exhibits are great and thorough, the staff were friendly, and every resource was obviously heavily researched and presented brilliantly. This is a fantastic way to start your trip in Alaska - it will give you a great window into the background of this amazing state!
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