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 Travel Tips
- Check out the museum shop.
- Underground parking is available for USD 1 an hour, and also for handicapped people.
Entrance Ticket Details For Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center
- 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
- 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.
- Pizza Hut
- Restaurant at the Museum
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