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Alaska State Museum

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395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Wonderful history lesson

This is a new museum - just one year old - and offers a frank if not always flattering telling of... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2017
LFWalker
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Hesston, Kansas
Excellent way to learn all about Alaska

We visited a variety of attractions in Juneau but I think this one was overall the best. You can... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2017
mothership1
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Lenexa Kansas
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The Alaska State Museum located in the new state-of-the-art Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) in Juneau, presents a unique view of Alaska’s history and diverse cultures. Exhibits feature an expansive collection of Alaska Native materials, fine art, and objects relating to topics such as mining, fishing, forestry, tourism, Russian-American period, and World War II. The Science on a Sphere TM theater cycles through a variety of animated geographical programs showing Alaska’s place in the world. There is a discovery room, with a climb-aboard replica of an early sailing ship and fun activities for all ages. There is always something new to see in the changing temporary exhibitions. The special summer 2017 shows are "Decolonizing Alaska" – featuring the work of 30 artists addressing resilience, adaptation & cultural survival resulting from dominant forces such as colonization and climate change, and the "Grand Visions of the Great Land: Historic and contemporary Art from the Alaska State Museum Collection". Upstairs, visitors can also explore the State Library and Archives with Alaskana collections, newspapers and magazines, WiFi, and more. A small cafe on the first floor serves breakfast and lunch as well as coffee. In the summer we are open 9am-5pm daily. Come visit!
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395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

This is a new museum - just one year old - and offers a frank if not always flattering telling of the history of Alaska. All of the artifacts are so fascinating to see.

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Reviewed June 16, 2017

We visited a variety of attractions in Juneau but I think this one was overall the best. You can see wooden carvings, beadwork, totems, stuffed animals, clothing, read about historical events and get a feeling for the native peoples who were pretty much ripped off...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2017

....just go and look what they have in this newly reopened and refurbished museum. Mrs W and I were in Juneau for an Un-cruise cruise and had a Sunday morning to spare so we thought we'd go along and be educated ( you're never too...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

The new museum was just a short walk from the cruise docks. It was excellent. The displays were very well done and provided a very accurate look at Alaska's history. We highly recommend it.

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Very nice museum in heart of Juneau. Not as large as big city museums but excellent exhibits on development of Alaska. Would have been nicer without admission charge.

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

This museum is pretty new, considering it has recently gone through a complete restoration and a few details are still being ironed out. The exhibits are really good and well thought out. We spoke with one of the Curators and she said there are certain...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

Definitely check out this museum if you have some time on your hands and want to learn more about Alaska and it's history. The museum has a lot of great displays about the Alaskan native tribes, their culture, and Juneau's history from it's early days...More

Thank Anvit S
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

The displays are well laid out and informative. headline information gives the gist of what you're looking at and more detail can be accessed if required. A nice set of First Nation artifacts and histories. A good way to pass a couple of hours.

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Reviewed June 8, 2017

This fascinating museum is a short walk from the cruise ship docks and a modest price of $12 each. They are a Blue Star museum as well, so military and their families are admitted free in the summer. We spent several hours there learning so...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

The Alaska State Museum recently reopened after being renovated. There were so many interesting exhibits to see. I learned a lot about the history and indigenous people of Alaska.

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Beverly K
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Debbie M | Property representative |
Generally Alaska State Museum is a short walk from the cruise dock however it depends on the specific dock since they are spread out over the equivalent of 6 city blocks. If you dock close in to downtown it is an easy 5... More
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JoanSibner
June 27, 2016|
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Response from AsmJuneau | Property representative |
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... More
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Vickie A
May 6, 2015|
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Response from AsmJuneau | Property representative |
Hi Vickie - thanks for your question! We'll still be closed in July of 2015... we're building a fabulous new facility that will integrate the State Library, Archives and Museum, and so currently we don't have galleries to... More
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