We stopped in to the museum to pass an hour before going to dinner! I had no idea how wonderful this museum would prove to be! We were fortunate enough to see a temporary exhibit of photographs of "Real Alaskans" taken one a day and blown up to large poster size. The exhibit covered two floors and could be seen in almost its entirety from the center of a ground floor meeting space. Upstairs we enjoyed the small collection of modern art but moved swiftly on to the collection of native Alaskan tribal artifacts. This exhibit is accompanied by a series of short films describing native life now and through the last century. Each of the large glass cases are artfully arranged and clearly explained. Tools, clothing, domestic tools, weaponry and art are all displayed, giving a well-rounded view of each tribes particular skills and focus. We skipped the Alaskan history exhibit and the planetarium, both of which seemed a bit "dusty" in comparison to the other sleek exhibits. Even though we postponed dinner for an additional hour I could have definitely spent much more time here. The gift shop is expansive and carries some excellent bone and ivory pieces as well as more inexpensive items.