Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
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Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,101 contributions
Family
We bought our tickets online. Its not necessary...you can buy it onsite. Remember to use AAA discounts and Bank of America free membership first weekend of the month. Parking is available in the museum only on weekends and for handicapped parking. We found street parking. They accomodated us with a wheelchair. There is a massive elevator to accommodate everyone. They suggested starting on the 4th floor. The exhibit was a sound based display. The next floor had a dedication to strong women of the north. I would excercise caution for younger children as they have some adult content on this floor but there are no warning signs on the displays. The exhibit features amazing art and visual video work. The third floor with the art galleries was our favorite. Beautiful works showcasing Alaska's wonders Denali, northern lights and glaciers. The second floor had native American displays which was a great learning experience. Discovery center was my son's favorite. Volcano learning, bubble enclosure, snapping turtles and starfish. There is no restaurant here but a small bistro. There are plenty of restrooms and hand sanitizing stations. This is a must visit in Anchorage
Written July 3, 2021
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ToughRalph
Cleveland, OH183 contributions
Our family of 5 (2 parents, 3 teen boys) found a nice overview of the Alaskan people, culture, and history on the 2nd floor (a permanent exhibit). Our objective was to learn about Alaska on the first day of our trip to the state. In about 90 minutes, we learned about Native Alaskan people and culture; geography and natural influences; European, Russian, and American involvement; gold and oil impacts; and Alaska Native Corporations. (No tour was offered during COVID environment, including mid-July 2021, but our self-guided view was still good.)

The rest of the museum has impressive exhibits. I'd particularly recommend the Art of the North Galleries (a beautiful space with a great deal of modern Alaskan art).
Written July 18, 2021
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Newarker_Rickydee
Warren, NJ127 contributions
Couples
The museum turned out to be much better than expected. Nice exhibits and history made for a great way to spend a couple of hours. The bonus was the entrance fee was free if you had a BOA credit card, so check if you are going the first weekend of the month!

Definitely have to check out the Lies, lies, lies exhibit given the age of disinformation that we live in!
Written July 26, 2022
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David
San Diego, CA22 contributions
Couples
We Expected more of a history museum. While this museum has some sections dedicated to the history of Alaska, mostly on the second floor, it also includes numerous exhibitions on varied topics. We spent a reasonably entertaining two hours here but it’s not among the best museums we’ve been at, especially at $40 dollars a couple.
Written August 7, 2022
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Kkoleary
Scottsdale, AZ838 contributions
Couples
There was a small but informative special exhibit put together by the Smithsonian that was interesting (but not worth the $20 entrance fee unless you have never seen anything similar). The video screens were the best part with several indigenous people expressing their hopes and actions to keep their heritage. Another special exhibit was Women of Power but I found this to be very uninspiring for the most part. It is mostly modern art so it is what you interpret from it. Last exhibit we saw was Blacks in Alaska but didn’t really have much more than just pictures. I would not really recommend anything but the Smithsonian portion.
Written August 31, 2021
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Aimee
14 contributions
I didn't care much for the women's art exhibit, but that was just because my personal taste. I don't like "modern art" (not sure if this qualified for that but it was weird and not what I consider art). Example: There was a film of words and grunting (??). No idea what this was about.
HOWEVER, The Alaskan artifacts were EXCELLENT. I wish there had been more light as it was a little difficult to see in the room. They have diagrams and labels of each item in the display cases. This made it easy to identify the objects because some of them I had no idea about.
Overall it is worth the visit for these artifacts. Research parking before going, the lot to the side of it was very expensive and I found out later that there were much cheaper places to park right near by.

Written June 5, 2021
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Divya B
6 contributions
Wonderful museum in Anchorage downtown area, well worth a visit. One floor has Native American exhibits relating to their life in the Alaska regions prior to settlers. The other floors has wonderful art exhibits - paintings, 3-D art, and artifacts from the gold rush and early settler era. Student admission is $15 per person. Also an interesting gift shop
Written August 14, 2021
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1stwayne
Acworth, GA11 contributions
I am baffled by all the positive reviews. There are four floors and only the second floor was interesting to me with exhibits featuring examples of Alaskan history and lifestyle. The theatre on the first floor showed a movie that was nothing but a time lapse movie showing a hand with ice melting. No story or narration; just sitting there watching melting ice. If that’s the kind of thing you like then this is the place for you. And you may really enjoy that kind of art. But you will be disappointed if you want a museum packed with history and culture exhibits.
Written July 2, 2022
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York1,998 contributions
This is the largest museum in Alaska, with a variety of exhibits. They have several temporary exhibits so there is always something new to see. The Native Alaskan exhibit is quite large and examines the different native groups who live in Alaska. I could easily spend a couple of hours here.
Written July 31, 2022
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Terry J B
Cranbrook, Canada254 contributions
Friends
4 of us guys arrived a day earlier than our group so we could explore Anchorage before going skiing in Alyeska (Girdwood)
Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend a visit to this museum.
Beautiful building, very interesting displays and very well organized.
Allow plenty of time to enjoy your visit. There is LOTS to see and learn about this fascinating area.
We were glad we stopped in and do recommend you include this attraction when visiting Anchorage.
Written February 10, 2020
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