Alaska State Museum

Alaska State Museum Juneau, Alaska
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Redesigned Alaskan cultural & natural history exhibits feature interactive activities and new acquisitions such as a full-scale locomotive while also offering updated favorites including the life-sized eagle nesting tree, SOS globe, and play ship.

Description

The Alaska State Museum, in the new state-of-the-art Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) State Library, Archives, and Museum building in Juneau, presents Alaska’s unique history and diverse cultures. Exhibits include an expansive collection of Alaska Native materials, fine art, objects from the Russian-American period, mining, fishing, forestry, World War II in Alaska, and tourism. Science-on-a-Sphere is a six-foot globe showing animated displays of planetary environmental data. There is a youth activity room, with a climb-aboard replica of a sailing ship. Three light-filled galleries offer temporary exhibitions. Upstairs, visitors can find the State Library and the State Archives with Alaskana collections, newspapers and magazines, free WiFi, and more. There is a small café on site. Fall, winter and spring hours are 10am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Closed most major holidays.

The Life-sized Eagle Nesting Tree

Special Events

Friday 10/5: First Friday 10am-7pm and Brad Stevens shipwreck talk 6:30pm
Monday 10/8: Museum open 10am-7pm Tlingit canoe program 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday 10/18: Open 10am-4pm for State Holiday "Alaska Day"
Friday 11/2: First Friday open extra hours 10am-7pm
Friday 11/23: usual hours 10am-4pm with Authors & Artist special market
Saturday 11/24: usual hours 10am-4pm with Authors & Artist special market

Entrance Into the Cultural History Exhibits

Map & Directions

From the downtown cruise ship docks, stroll 3-5 blocks for about 5-15 minutes along the waterfront past the Main Street traffic light and 1 block further to turn right at the traffic light on Whittier Street. Coming from the airport, drive about 15 minutes along the Egan Highway towards downtown and turn left on Whittier Street at the second stop light after passing the bridge on the right. Look for us in the second building on the left at 395 Whittier Street. There is free visitor parking underneath the building accessed down a steep driveway on the right side of the building.

Rates & Availability

Date
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May-September
11
12

October-April
6
7

Summer [May to mid-Sept]
General: $12
Seniors (65 & up): $11
Active-Duty Military and their family: Free (with military ID)
Youth (18 & under): Free

Winter [mid-Sept to May]
General: $7
Seniors (65 & up): $6
Active-Duty Military and their family: Free (with military ID)
Youth (18 & under): Free

Seniors receive a 1$ discount.
Youth 18 or under are always free.
Free admission for active military and their families with ID.

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Restrictions

No smoking

Extensive exhibits on the Diverse Native Cultures of Alaska

Availability

Contact us for special assistance or pre-arranged group tours

Exhibits on Alaska's Major Role in World War II

Nearby Attractions

Café on site.
Convenience store and grocery store next door.

All New Updated Exhibits Include More Recent History


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Alaska State Museum
395 Whittier Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Listing # RA-1225032
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