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Address: 621 W 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2200
Phone Number: +1 907-263-2993
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

'AurorA - Alaska's Great Northern Lights' is a seasonal 100% Alaskan owned,...

'AurorA - Alaska's Great Northern Lights' is a seasonal 100% Alaskan owned, designed and operated presentation open daily from May 24th through September 1st. 'AurorA' is not a "documentary" about aurora. But rather 'AurorA' is a very rare collection of auroral occurrences over many years showing people worldwide what a remarkable natural event the aurora is across the grand night skies of Alaska. Although mostly photographed with high resolution films in the pre-digital age, with recent leaps in High Definition technology, 'AurorA' is now projected in HD Blu-Ray(R) quality. The introduction has a portion of science about aurora but the rest of the show contains stunning images played to original music scores. This is the result of the desire to capture the absolute best auroral displays Alaska has to offer. Having chased aurora across Alaska since early autumn of 1980, I've found it to be the most difficult subject matter and task to be devoted to. There are countless hours in the field, the need for unending patience, more lost sleep than one can even begin to imagine and my 'office' is extremely cold most of the time.

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This guy takes some good pictures, no doubt. The movie talks about it for like 10 minutes. The next hour, was pretty much a screensaver put to music. So if $15 for a cool... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 7, 2016
Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

This was an excellent movie. Located right down town and with frequent showings it makes it an easy attraction to see.

Thank Tom B
Oakwood Village, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

It is difficult to believe these images were real. The colors and movements were amazing and since I have never seen the Northern Lights, I cannot believe anything like this occurs in nature. After a ten minute intro, there are selections of new age style music paired with unbelievable images. About an hour and we had a coupon so it... More 

Thank JenB581
Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We paid 12.00 a piece and thought we would be learning something or at least a movie or something interesting.....biggest BIGGEST rip off!!!! SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!! It was like a slide show of lights that someone was lucky enough to sit and wait for the lights. I fell asleep with the music and boring slides. Please please please, save your... More 

Thank jjjchip
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We got tickets for the Aurora Show which is on the hour from 9 am to 9 pm from May 24 to September 1. The cost for adults is $15 but there are discounts if you are a senior, military or former military, a student, etc. Parkhurst is the photographer whose images are shown here accompanied by musical compositions. Don... More 

Thank SueinSalem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This 40 minute movie is well done and very informative. The photographers multi year collection of the aurora in many beautiful locations in Alaska with an introduction showing what causes them.

Thank Sandra J
Hoboken, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

This guy takes some good pictures, no doubt. The movie talks about it for like 10 minutes. The next hour, was pretty much a screensaver put to music. So if $15 for a cool screensaver is your thing, then have at it. For the Aurora people, I would love to hear more about how he got this pictures. Just watching... More 

Thank ktimmons001
Guaynabo, PR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Visited Alaska in the summer so no way to see the real northern lights. Decided to try this show as an alternative. It contains truly beautiful pictures of the Aurora tastefully streamed together and choreographed to music. I really enjoyed the show although some younger members of my family were a bit bored. Maybe this show is better suited for... More 

Thank cmgp01
Marseilles, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

I don't know what I expected, but I thought this was terribly boring. I walked out after 15 minutes--couldn't keep my head from bobbing.

Thank hyperlouise1
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Sorry your were bored! More 

Derry, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Stunning photography showing the beautiful aurora borealis lights. A little overpriced for a 40 minute show. Nice theater, comfortable seats.

1 Thank twina1968
Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed my rare photography. Thank you for your compliments and your support by coming by. Sorry the tickets seemed "overpriced"...my actual prices are $10, $9 & $7 but the Municipality of Anchorage saw fit to charge a head tax of $3.00 on every ticket sold at the Arts Complex to all patrons 19 years of age... More 

Lebanon, Ohio
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This show was a gem, lasting only about forty minutes, but extremely beautiful in showing numerous colorful examples of auroras. The show was additionally very educational in explaining the scientific origins of the colorful lights. A great little attraction if you have some time in Anchorage...and within walking distance of the Anchorage Museum. Larry R

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Dave P, Owner at Aurora Show, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed my presentation and thank you for stopping in. The aurora is truly one of the greatest Natural Wonders of the World. I am fortunate to be able to share with our Alaska visitors (and locals alike) the stunning power and grandeur of rare auroral displays. Thanks again for your support and I hope your trip to Alaska... More 

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