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Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Recommend visiting!

A perfect place to visit on a rainy, cold day in Juneau. It is very well done with history and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ruth S
Bellevue, Washington
A great place to learn Alaska's history

Spending 2-3 hours at the fantastic musium is a must. Just the right amount of display and detail... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brian S
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The Alaska State Museum located in the new state-of-the-art Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) in Juneau, presents a unique view of Alaska’s history and diverse cultures. Exhibits feature an expansive collection of Alaska Native materials, fine art, and objects relating to topics such as mining, fishing, forestry, tourism, Russian-American period, and World War II. The Science on a Sphere TM theater cycles through a variety of animated geographical programs showing Alaska’s place in the world. There is a discovery room, with a climb-aboard replica of an early sailing ship and fun activities for all ages. There is always something new to see in the changing temporary exhibitions. The special summer 2017 shows are "Decolonizing Alaska" – featuring the work of 30 artists addressing resilience, adaptation & cultural survival resulting from dominant forces such as colonization and climate change, and the "Grand Visions of the Great Land: Historic and contemporary Art from the Alaska State Museum Collection". Upstairs, visitors can also explore the State Library and Archives with Alaskana collections, newspapers and magazines, WiFi, and more. A small cafe on the first floor serves breakfast and lunch as well as coffee. In the summer we are open 9am-5pm daily. Come visit!
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395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A perfect place to visit on a rainy, cold day in Juneau. It is very well done with history and memorabila of Alaska. Four of us walked from the cruise ship to it's location.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spending 2-3 hours at the fantastic musium is a must. Just the right amount of display and detail, along with tour guides makes if worth while.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful new museum with plenty of great information about the history and culture of native people. I couldn't enjoy the excellent displays about killing seals and WWII.

Thank Claire V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two hours at the museum, Fascinating exhibits. We traveled with my two grandsons, age 13 and 18. They loved it!

Thank 50wandap
Reviewed 1 week ago

this museum is well worth a visit while in juneau.it is a beautiful building and has many items of alaska.

Thank robert t
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum offers fascinating and well-organized exhibits on the complex history of Alaska. Do not miss the great explanation of the native cultures of Alaska by region, including fascinating artifacts and beautiful crafts. If you ever wondered how people could survive and thrive in the...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of Alaska is rich and this museum takes you through this chronologically dating back to 14,000 years in the with mammoth remains all the way through modern Alaska... A must see in Juneau

Thank Zachary L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some fabulous native tribe clothes and utensils. Hard to beat. Spent half hour here. Then room of history of gutting Alaska (my take) resources, oil, whatever was a walk through for me. Exxon Valdez soured me... Then 2 rooms of contemporary/ native art. Alas one...More

Thank Mtcarroll45
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a whole day in Anchorage and decided to visit this museum. It's a 4 storey building, with great information on science and the Alaskan culture. I would skip the planetarium, it was not very impressive and is very small. Overall nice place to...More

Thank Vikram D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is so well done. It's one of the best museums I visited on our 2 week tour of Alaska. Great history, art, gift shop, views of downtown Juneau. Don't miss the large Eagle next replica in the lobby! If you're a history lover,...More

Thank Steven P
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Beverly K
14 July 2016|
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Response from Debbie M | Property representative |
Generally Alaska State Museum is a short walk from the cruise dock however it depends on the specific dock since they are spread out over the equivalent of 6 city blocks. If you dock close in to downtown it is an easy 5... More
28 June 2016|
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Response from AsmJuneau | Property representative |
The Alaska State Museum reopened on June 6th, 2016! We're open from 9-5 daily this summer. All new permanent exhibits, and three new spectacular shows for the summer, including "Living Alaska" -- contemporary Alaskan art... More
Vickie A
7 May 2015|
Response from AsmJuneau | Property representative |
Hi Vickie - thanks for your question! We'll still be closed in July of 2015... we're building a fabulous new facility that will integrate the State Library, Archives and Museum, and so currently we don't have galleries to... More