About the Museum
Founded in 1968, the Anchorage Museum connects people, expands perspectives, and encourages global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment. Through a combination of art and design, history, science, and culture, Alaska’s largest museum creates a rich, deep understanding of the human experience and offers something for everyone. An expansive interactive history gallery tells the story of Alaska, a hands-on science discovery center features marine life tanks and a planetarium, and the museum’s collections explore Alaska’s Native cultures.
The museum holds over 20,000 objects that range from the earliest human activity in Alaska to modern and contemporary art. The museum is home to two labs: the Polar Lab, which brings together thought leaders to explore the current and future state of the North and the Arctic, and the SEED Lab, which aims to embed equity in community development and locate solutions through art and design. The museum also houses a research library and archives.
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