Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center, Anchorage
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Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center, Anchorage - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Ticket Price: 15 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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 Opening and Closing 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
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Anchorage Museum At Rasmuson Center, Anchorage Reviews - Write a Review
A new look and many new exhibits! The Anchorage Museum is a great place to spend the afternoon. Parking is either street or a distant parking garage. There is a large outdoor area with grass, trees, and benches. A bus stop is also right next to the outdoor area. Inside the Anchorage Museum is a gift shop and a restaurant for small plates and drinks. Each level has something interesting, but remember there are no drinks allowed in much of the museum. There are two elevators, but the largest of them will access all floors. The largest elevator is also the slowest, so have a seat while you wait. The Anchorage Museum also has music events throughout the year.
Went in on a Sunday because it was snowing and couldn't do much around town. Back in Chicago we have world class museums and I was impressed by this museum! Honestly, I thought the museum would be very dry but I was surprised by the exhibits. Lots of great local history and even some great temporary exhibitions when I went. I walked out feeling expired. I'd recommend it to visitors. My only regret is not going on a Saturday when it's free for members of my bank, lol.
Its a pretty good museum. I really like their exhibits on the history of Alaska and Natives. It's pretty interesting. The couple times I've visited they always had something different than the last. It still is pretty exciting to visit every time!
We had an excellent time at this museum. I learned a lot about how Alaska became a U.S. state, and it was well presented. Many museums jam-pack you in, but this museum was airy and not claustrophobic. Large elevators that opened their doors quickly. I twisted my knee and it was easy to get a wheel-chair (my first time ever in a wheel-chair) (my knee is better now, thank you very much!). Anyway, the only reason I gave this a 4-star rating instead of a 5-star rating was that their planetarium showing on the Northern Lights was rather lame. It just had a brief 4-minute scientific explanation, which they went over way too quickly, then 40 minutes of still photos to classical music.
A+. This museum is a must do in Anchorage. I was beyond impressed by the well crafted, beautifully designed, expansive space they have here. Truly a joy to walk through and experience during my time in Alaska. Will be back for sure!
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