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.
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 children’s 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, WiFi, and more. There is a small café on site.
From the cruise ship docks stroll 3-5 blocks or 5-15 minutes along the waterfront past the Main Street traffic light 1 block further to the second traffic light on Whittier Street. Turn right and away from the waterfront and find us in the second building on the left. Coming from the airport, drive about 15 minutes along the Egan Highway towards downtown and turn right at the second stop light at Whittier Street. Look for us in the second building on the left at 395 Whittier Street. There is free parking underneath the building accessed on the right side of the building.
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