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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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I am a teacher and have visited many children's museums...this is the best!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank abbysgranny
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 

Thank mnhicks55
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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 

Thank Sandra D
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
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 

Thank BrendaMurray
Valdez, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank MacAbles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Thank Susan M
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank lifeasme123
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 !

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.

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!

Thank Lynne S

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