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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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Great fun for the whole family

Great fun for everybody, no matter your age it is a blast to go and interact. Plan on a good two hours to have fun, and explore.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cathy C
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fun for everybody, no matter your age it is a blast to go and interact. Plan on a good two hours to have fun, and explore.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very fun and educational part of the museum. It made me wish my children were still small! If you bring young children, plan for some time for them to experience all that the discovery center has to offer!

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Thank Pomerols
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Children will really enjoy playing with all the interactive displays and activities. There is an art center plus other special activity centers. All the children we saw we totally engrossed into the activities.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This museum is well worth a visit, especially if you have children. We all enjoyed the exhibits, artifacts on display were so interesting! This served as a great into to our Alaska vacation. Highly suggest a few hours here, great lunch in the restaurant, too!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 July 5, 2016

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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Valdez, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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