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Alaska Experience Center

705 West Sixth Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
+1 907 276 3730
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Ranked #89 of 102 Attractions in Anchorage
Type: Science Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 24, 2014
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Federal Heights, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wow what a movie on the 1984 earthquake. This movie shows a lot of real pictures of the devastation of the earthquake. Never seen one like it.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Was downtown on my own and looking to kill a little time so I checked out the Earthquake experience film. Wasn't terribly impressed. The censer with "Dr. Science" could have been better if the film maker hadn't tried to make the film appear like an old archive reel to try and blend it in amongst the actual historical foot age... More

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Simi Valley
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We saw the the Northern Lights Adventure film at Sydney Laurence Theatre. The Aurora film was spectacular. We are saw the film instead staying in Alaska in the winter to possibly see an Aurora.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We saw the earthquake movie with the shaking effects, good information but not worth the money. If you want to know more about the earthquake go to the visitors center downtown, they show a movie explaining what happened for free. Also you can see all the other exhibitions, much better experience.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I only saw the earthquake movie with the shaking seats. It was a very small little store down on 4th Ave. Good movie very informative about the earthquake. The shaking definitely startled me and then from there it just made me giggle. Because it was just me I didn't have a problem paying the money but if there was a... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This theater is situated in a mall on 4th ave. The theater has lot of information about the 1964 earthquake. We watched 3 short movies: Earthquake, Alaskan experience and Northern lights. The movies were pretty good. The earthquake theater had this "shaking" effect during the movie which was kinda lame :) But overall, pretty informative short movies (15-30 mins each).... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The film and the moving seats was a good demonstration of what people must of felt during the Good Friday earthquake. Even knowing the shaking was coming it still took us by surprise. The kids absolute love it. We live in the state but every time we come to Anchorage the kids ask to come here.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This earthquake experience is not worth the money or time. I will we had taken the trolley tour instead. We watched the new earthquake movie, and it didn't even talk about the lasting damage such as the pickled forests, or how much the land was moved by the Air Force Base. The only Alaskan excursion I would not recommend.

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Stow, MA
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18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Cheap photos of the earthquake on the walls, the theater was closed for a halloween show. Not worth the trip.

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Illinois
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139 reviews 139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We walked to Alaska Experience from town Square, a small park with beautiful flowers and fountains. We paid to see two shows. Alaska Experience and Earthquake of 1965. Both were just okay. Nice scenery in the Alaska movie. The earthquake experience was strange. The mounted seats were more annoying than adding anything to the movie. We did see the beginning... More

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