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Address: 395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
Phone Number: +1 907-465-2901
09:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 05:00

The Alaska State Museum reopened on June 6th, 2016! We're open from 9-5...

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 purchased by Alaskan museums over the course of the last 15 years, and the "Alaska Positive Retrospective" -- a look back at 42 years of across-the-state award-winning photography. Visitors leave refreshed and with an added depth of knowledge about Alaskan art, Alaska Native cultures, and history. Come visit!

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Spent around 1.5 hours looking at all the interesting artifacts of the Alaskan heritage .lots to see here and glad we came . Also a great way to spend time on a bit so nice rainy... read more

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent around 1.5 hours looking at all the interesting artifacts of the Alaskan heritage .lots to see here and glad we came . Also a great way to spend time on a bit so nice rainy miserable day .

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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best things to see in Juneau! The building was beautiful, the artifacts on display were amazing! I can't recommend it enough, this place is a must go to

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend a few hours out of the cold on a Fall day & learn about a vast range of Alaskan history & culture. The new displays are well presented, easy to access & provide plenty of information to read & take in. From animals to native culture, science & history & then on into modern times there... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a few months old when we visited inAug. '16. Well worth the price of admission, maybe $10 . I don't remember exactly. Very professional exhibits. Very educational start to 18 days in Ak.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had some friends come visit Juneau during the offseason. Brought them to the Museum. It is a very nice, new, and well designed. It is great for adults and take about 30 to 60 minuets. I will say it is seriously lacking in interactive exhibits for kids. If brining young ones with you keep the visit quick. Price is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Most of Juneau has ugly 60s style governmental buildings that are concrete coffins without any taste. Contrast that to the newest addition to the city - the Alaska State Museum and Library. Opened in 2016, this building is bright and airy, and it features a one floor showcase of Alaska's history. Artwork of the local area provides a great panorama... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The state museum is in walking distance of the cruise dock. It is new and has a great deal of locale history and artifacts. Plan 2 hours if you can. We had to keep moving to make it in a hour..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

First off, don't do what we did and arrive there late in the day. There's just too much wonderful stuff to see to give this short shrift. We arrived 30 minutes before closing and were allowed to enter for half-price. There are lockers available if you have more stuff than you want to carry. Histories and descriptions abound. Topics include... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Visited here briefly, not long after it opened. It is not a large museum, but they have done an excellent job of packing in many interesting displays and artifacts representative of the people and events that have carved their imprints into what is today Alaska. I would definitely go back on my next visit.

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greensboro nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in Juneau for the day and finished up our day with a city tour. The very nice trolley driver took us around town. He dropped us off at the museum and picked us up an hour later. I was so very impressed with the presentation of artifacts and the stories they told. An hour just... More 

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