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Alaska Experience Center

705 West Sixth Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
+1 907 276 3730
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Ranked #85 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Science Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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English first
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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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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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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44 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Eagleville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The three videos were very well prepared; the store staff was very friendly and helpful. Well lit and clean theaters, conveniently located within walking distance of the Hotel Captain Cook. The 1st two films were in the main theater while short they were good showing the history of Alaska and a very short clip on the northern Lights. The 3rd... More

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Fullerton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The documentary film and the "quaking seats" were a great demonstration of what people felt during the Good Friday earthquake. Even knowing we were going to be shaken, it still took us by surprise. I live in California and realized this far greater that any other quake I have personally experienced. The pictorial displays we well done and I was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to watch northern lights here because we are here during summer and we have no way of experiencing it !!! The northern lights movie is nothin abt aurora it just seemed an informercial abt alaska tourism... Complete waste of money ... I 'd give negative rating to this if it were possible !

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We went to the Earthquake Experience. I was happy to find a coupon so it cost $5.95 for the two of us. The best part was looking at all the historical stuff outside of their facility (hallway in the building they occupy). There were some nice maps and pictures. The video they show is so old - the computer monitors... More

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kelowna, BC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We just went and saw the "earthquake experience" movie and it was horrible. I hope anyone heading to Anchorage reads this first and skips it. The movie is 30 years old and my wife and I burst out laughing a few times at how bad it was. worst moment: When the old guy told the story about losing his trumpet....

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WORCESTER
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We saw two movie, the earthquake movie and the Northern Lights Movie. The waiting area has some displays on the earthquake which are interesting and there are some shops there. The earthquake movie was old and should be updated to make it more interesting. The earthquake replication was cool. Then we moved to the newer theater for the Northern Lights... More

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