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Address: 395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
Phone Number: 19074652901
9:00 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 am

The Alaska State Museum reopened on June 6th, 2016! We're open from 9-5...

The Alaska State Museum reopened on June 6th, 2016! We're open from 9-5 daily this summer. All new permanent exhibits, and three new spectacular shows for the summer, including "Living Alaska" -- contemporary Alaskan art purchased by Alaskan museums over the course of the last 15 years, and the "Alaska Positive Retrospective" -- a look back at 42 years of across-the-state award-winning photography. Visitors leave refreshed and with an added depth of knowledge about Alaskan art, Alaska Native cultures, and history. Come visit!

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What a great place!!!

My husband and I were in Juneau for the day and finished up our day with a city tour. The very nice trolley driver took us around town. He dropped us off at the museum and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
greensboro nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were in Juneau for the day and finished up our day with a city tour. The very nice trolley driver took us around town. He dropped us off at the museum and picked us up an hour later. I was so very impressed with the presentation of artifacts and the stories they told. An hour just... More 

Thank Osandy
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While not free ( I think it was around $11) this is a great way to spend a couple of hours in Juneau. It is an easy (flat) walk from the cruise ship docks. Refurbished in 2015 it clearly sets out all aspects of Alaskan history in extremely interesting exhibits. It is also very photographically friendly.

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Northland, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a must visit if want to learn about Alaskan history, the way the historical time line is set out and the quality of exhibits make this museum an absolute must see. We are people who frequent museums often and this one rates right at the top for us. The displays are really well organized and easy to... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an incredible museum! We learned so much about the native people as well as about the Russian settlers and early American setters. Nice collection of artifacts as well as some mammoth tusks. They even have a great restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our day at the museum.

Thank NockieT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully curated. The exhibits are stunning: you need to look in every direction (including up at the ceiling) to take in all there is to see! We enjoyed the exhibit of contemporary Alaskan art as well as the displays of Russian artifacts from the seventeen and eighteen hundreds, but our favorites were the collections from Alaska's indigenous peoples.

Thank linda g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum. Renovated, space for much more. Lots of history of native Alaskans, early Russian and American history of the area. Many artifacts, some natural history too. Spent an hour or so - could have spent more. Part of our trip with Alaskan Dream Cruises.

Thank WisconsinProf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited it at the end of August 2016 during a cruise trip. In short, it is excellent in its size and I strongly recommend it. When we took the bus to Mendenhall Glacier, the driver strongly recommend it and then we decided to add it to our Juneau list on our way back to the ship. I should say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First opportunity to review this Museum ,following our visit in July .Newly refurbished I have never been anywhere quite like it .Who ever designed it really knew what they were doing .One of the best features was the fact that the signing around the exhibits was such that you were not required to be only a foot away to read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum opened the week before our visit and it is terrific. Superb treatment of native peoples and of the Russian and early American era.

Thank K5RCR
Prospect Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat museum that describes Alaska's history from the native populations to today. We had about two hours but could have spent a bit more time. For those who don't want to read everything, two hours is probably about right.

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