Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson CenterCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9079299200
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center - Review
Alaska’s largest museum was opened in 1968 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Alaska purchase. Since then, it has expanded its permanent collection to about 25,000 historic objects, half a million photographs, and a library which undisputedly one of the richest sources of Alaskan heritage in the world.
The museums’ temporary exhibits underline Alaska’s remoteness from the world; they all seem to be about getting the people here to connect with the culture outside. However, the main attractions are still the permanent exhibits, which are:
- The Alaska Gallery: A thousand objects covering Alaska’s history and ethnology; including dioramas of Native American camps, gold mining camps, Russian settlers and statehood.
- The Art of The North: 7 galleries covering landscapes, works from early Alaskan expeditions, and including an entire gallery of Sydney Laurence works (a man who’d undeniably the greatest artist Alaska has ever produced).
And with 9000 sq feet and 80 exhibits, about 20 of which were made specifically for the Imaginarium, it’s safe to say that even Alaska’s got a thriving science centre. And what a centre it is! Located within the Anchorage Museum, but separate from it, the exhibits include:
- BP Kinetic Space: Energy, force and motion.
- Bubble Space: Surface tension, shape and light reflection.
- TOTE Kid Space: Safe and hands on art, history and science for younger than 5 years of age.
- Earth and Life Science: Geology, Geography and Zoology.
- The New Thomas Planetarium: It is a great 3D and surround sound theatre and shows movies about the solar system and astronomy in general.
It’s all so stylish, attractive, educational and interactive; you’ll love seeing your child’s wonder come alive in this space.
Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center Information
- Check out the museum shop.
- Underground parking is available for USD 1 an hour, and also for handicapped people.
Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center Ticket Prices
- USD 15 is general admission; USD 12 for Alaskan Residents; USD 10 for seniors, students, and military with ID; USD 7 for 3-12 years old age; Free for below 2.
- Tickets for the Planetarium are sold separately (USD 4-USD 10).
Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center Hours
- You may visit this museum anytime in between the above mentioned timings.
How To reach Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center by Public Transport
- Buses 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 45, 102 stop 6th Avenue & C Street ESE.
- Buses 2, 3C, 3N, 7A, 7J, 9, 36, 60, 75 stop C Street & 7th Avenue SSW.
Restaurants Near Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center
- Pizza Hut
- Restaurant at the Museum
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Anchorage before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Anchorage and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center
80.49% of people who visit Anchorage include Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
56.25% of people start their Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center
80% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center
Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center Trips
Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center, Anchorage Reviews
We come here regularly with our children as a homeschool family. They change out stations regularly and have fun and activities for all ages. Our kids are currently loving the Spark Lab where they get to try different experiments and test themselves. I highly recommend if you come in often, to sign kids up for the museums Science Passports, so they can gain stamps for different stations throughout the museum and once they have 3 stamps per station they can earn a Planetarium ticket.
What an amazing museum. A very thorough exhibits on the local native, with so many artifacts, videos and story telling. It blew me away the attention to detail and the depth of history. I also really enjoyed the artwork on the first floor, so many pieces to look at, modern and historic artists, amazing. I planned a couple of hours, but stayed for close to 4.
Fascinating! There were many sections to walk around. However, the people at the front desk will tell you to start at the top and work your way downstairs, but if you’re NOT from Alaska, I would do the opposite. While I was there the top floors were changing exibits and weren’t particularly unique to Alaska. Visiting from the lower 48, naturally I was much more interested in Alaskan culture and art than the displays they had brought in from western USA states. The lower floors were much more interesting, having rooms filled with paintings of Alaska, photography of modern life in Alaska and of course the history and culture. My favorite was the second floor where they had displays on the different Native Alaskan groups and also the next room that gave the history of recent Alaska, focused from about the 1970s onward, about the pipeline, recent economy, and how fast Alaska has changed.
We asked was there anything about the big 64 earthquake and was told no by the cashier. We then asked was there anywhere else around the town that has information and was told no. When looking in the gift shop I asked the girl in there the same questions. She told me they only have a small display but to go to the public lands info center. She was most helpful even looked up the address for us. Maybe she should be in customer service not the other girl.
I generally don't care for museums, but this was really something special and well worth a visit. There's local history, there's amazing classical & modern art, there's a discovery area for kids (that's just as fun for adults). This museum was such a pleasant surprise - we spent hours there.