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Imaginarium Discovery Center

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Address: Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: (907) 929-9200
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A favorite part of the Anchorage Museum

Traveling alone with an eleven year old grandchild caused me to look carefully for fun, educational, yet exciting activities. The Anchorage Museum was a "must do" attraction for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling alone with an eleven year old grandchild caused me to look carefully for fun, educational, yet exciting activities. The Anchorage Museum was a "must do" attraction for me. I wanted to be sure to expose her to the history and the culture of the area. Our visit was excellent, but became outstanding when we reached the Imaginarium Discovery Center.... More 

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Anchorage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to spend time with family! The Imaginarium has changed exhibits around, provides fun hands-on science activities for kids (but, they'll let adults participate), and provides a STEM room full of fun science activities for kids to enjoy (snap-circuits are a favorite). The touch-pool, bubbles, toddler only play area, and countless "please touch and explore" areas can... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think all the ideas are great. However, this has outgrown it's space. This really needs to be it's own "Children's Museum". When there is a line of adults waiting for a turn at exhibits geared toward kids and young adults, then it is time for a change. I watched a grown woman snatch a ball out of a child's... More 

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Thank BrendaMurray
Valdez, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible for all ages. So many fun things to see and learn. There is also sea life which is very neat.

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Thank MacAbles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place formkids and the adults were totally enjoying it too! Lots of interactive activities based on science. Young people as docents were very knowledgeable. An unexpected treat while we waited for our tour to begin.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Children's Museum (which this place is a part of) needs to update their websites to help non-residents (aka tourists) get to this place. There was so much constructions and detours. Additionally, we could not find out how to get to the underground parking of the building. Took us seriously almost 1 1/2 hours to finally find a conveniently located... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My 3 Panamanian visitors all so enjoyed the Imaginarium Center. The 6 year old seemed to be facinated by most of the wonderful exhibits. She even was able to pull herself up high in the gravity chair. This is truly a valuable, very well done attraction that all should visit in Anchorage !

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Thank PaulAK2011
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great place to visit if you have kids. It's all interactive scientific demonstrations and the kids never tire of it. We go a few times a year. It's in the Anchorage Museum which has a fabulous Alaskan native exhibit upstairs.

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Thank MitziReichy
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The interactive displays are for all ages! Pre-school to Adults will enjoy the unusual and interesting exhibits. Or Parents can rest and watch children enjoy!

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Thank Lynne S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

This attraction is for kids 6 and below. However I must admit I played with a few things as well. There are lots of hands on stuff to explore.

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