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Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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A required visit in Juneau

An amazing showcase of history and artifacts. I could have spent hours simply inspecting the wall... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eric K
Cortez, Colorado
Worth the stop

Very nice place to spend a few hours. Interesting history of Alaska. $12 for adults. Spacious... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Madison, WI
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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 yesterday

An amazing showcase of history and artifacts. I could have spent hours simply inspecting the wall carving at the entrance, but there was too much more to see. :-)

Thank Eric K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice place to spend a few hours. Interesting history of Alaska. $12 for adults. Spacious. Detailed and well set up. I think it is only a year or so old. Worth the stop.

Thank KLMMadison
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped by the museum and really enjoyed the exhibit on Alaska history. Walking through time helped us appreciate the beautiful people and city.

Thank MountainGal-245
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum contains several rooms of artifacts that cover a wide range of history in Alaska. The material is presented in a way that it is easy to understand and follows the history of human habitation. The artifacts from the indigenous people were some of...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Much bigger than it looks, appears shiny and new, lots of great exhibits. Kids get in free but there is not much for them to keep them entertained. I thought many of the exhibits were interesting. Waaaaayyyyy too much emphasis on the native tribes, too...More

Thank GoFryGo
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an amazing museum opened last year. It is well designed with wonderful displays of the people who inhabited Alaska over the centuries.

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had an afternoon to spend waiting for our ship so we decided to check out the State Museum. Boy are we glad we did! The museum covers Alaska, it's Native people and history very well. We got a wonderful overview of this magnificent state. The...More

Thank travelerNevada
Reviewed 6 days ago

Allocate 90-120 minutes for this wonderful museum. I was surprised at how fascinating Alaskan history is. I had forgotten, for example, that Japan occupied a couple Alaskan islands in WWII for a year. The last room you go through has a really cool electronic exhibit....More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history of the state. from the first nations, to the Russians, to the gold rush and the Alaska pipeline. Plan to spend at least 3 hours.

Thank DenverJack2
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful setting with so much history all around. Something for everyone: on Native clothing, basketry,Masks, Art works, beading, lifestyles, water crafts. Then you go through the Russian-American Alaska, and Sitka artifacts, the resilience and transition periods, World War efforts and the effects on Alaskans....More

Thank Dominique L
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Beverly K
How far is the state Museum from the Norwegian Cruise Line dock? Is public transportation available?
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
Is the Alaska state museum in juneau, open yet
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
Will the museum be open in July 2015?
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