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Alaska State Museum

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

Wheelchairs and elevators available. Parking garage under the museum. The design and flow of the museum are well though out. This building appears to be fairly new---there were display drawers throughout that didn't yet have items in them. It will not take away from the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Went here to see the history of Alaska as the first stop on a cruise. We were not disappointed. The interactive displays and artifacts were well presented and not boring.

Thank David A
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a huge place, like the State. It has wonderful exhibits from the earliest days with the various tribes, up to present day activities. Make sure you see the original Alaska state flag and the exhibits on Steward.

Thank John13Tacoma
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick tour of Alaska history and culture. Best parts were how Native Alaskans made kayaks and then hunted whales from them, and WWII in Alaska. Also a section on shipwrecks.

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful museum to get such an overview of Alaska. it is a beautiful place to begin with and filled with so much. It is put together so you are not overwhelmed with stuff but really get an understanding of Alaska and its...More

Thank beachbird123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caught a guided tour of this museum and thought the knowledge of the guide was outstanding. A much better experience of the history of the land than if I was wandering around myself. Great museum. Very well done.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quiet little museum is a great place to get a little insight into Alaska's area and history. The building is right next to the river walk that takes you downtown.

Thank smmaynard21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the informative, colorful displays, and the gift shop had some excellent items at good prices!

Thank ericandtrudy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vibrant colors & design of the Aboriginal Art, way of life & culture. Small museum. Staff were friendly. But, no actual tours were given.

Thank Katrina T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$12 entry fee for a loop around the first floor. If you haven't seen one of the Alaska museums you should see this one. Quick side trip just a few minutes walk from the cruise dock.

Thank Utah-Indy
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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