Artwork on Display and History on Record   Slideshow  Museums 

Anchorage has museums that reflect the art, culture, and history of Alaska. You can go to a museum that shows you how life was like in prehistoric times when winged reptiles migrated to Alaska. Or, you can go to a museum that features orange-and-black winged aircraft that haul people and goods to remote Alaskan lakes and villages.

 

Every museum in Anchorage is interested in preserving and sharing uniquely Alaskan ideas and heritage. As a result, you can experience easily accessible artwork, and also historical and scientific displays and learning centers.

Anchorage museums give insight into Alaska's past and present history.
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Museums of Anchorage Reflect Alaska's Uniqueness

Anchorage Museums

Aviation Heritage Museum

​Postmark Drive Near North Terminal of Airport

The small airplane is a hallmark of Alaska outdoor life. This aviation museum shows historic airplanes and artifacts, and helps you explore the life of the Alaskan Bush Pilot and the vital role of airplanes in Alaska’s history and World War II. Free to vets and military personnel.

Anchorage Museum

625 C Street at 6th and C Street

 

This downtown museum was recently expanded. It's Alaska's biggest museum, and has regular major touring exhibits from other locations. There’s a large permanent collection of Alaskan Native artwork at the Anchorage Museum, as well as contemporary Alaskan art. The Imaginarium Discovery Center, a hands-on place where families can learn, is a special section of this facility.

Museum of Science & Nature

North on Bragaw, Off The Glenn Highway

 

A small but growing educational museum that’s amassing natural history collections – including rocks, minerals, mounts of Alaskan birds and mammals, fossils and anthropological collections. Dinosaur exhibits are especially popular here, mainly because major dinosaur fossils are still being found all over Alaska. Kids are keen about this place.

Anchorage Museums To Visit

Oscar Anderson House

Elderberry Park - At the End of 5th Ave

 

One of the few remaining historic buildings left in Anchorage. Open to the public.

Alaska Heritage Museum

Wells Fargo Bank On C Street & Northern Lights

The small airplane is a hallmark of Alaska outdoor life. This aviation museum shows historic airplanes and artifacts, and helps you explore the life of the Alaskan Bush Pilot and the vital role of airplanes in Alaska’s history and World War II. Free to vets and military personnel.

State Trooper Museum

625 C Street at 6th and C Street

 

The State Trooper Museum features displays about the Alaska Territorial Police, precursors of the State Troopers. There are uniform displays, and hardware used by Troopers over the years (including handcuffs.) A 1952 Hudson Hornet is also on display.

Alaska Veterans Museum

4th Ave. & D Street

 

Learn about the history of the U.S. Military in Alaska – and the important role the military played in Alaska's development after Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867.

Lands Information Center

605 West 4th Ave. #105

 

An information center for Alaska's Public Lands. One of four such centers in Alaska, this Visitor Center features information, educational displays, and interpetation information for Alaska's many National Parks. View museum displays here as well.

Ted Stevens International Airport

5000 West International Airport Rd.

 

Alaska Native art displays are featured thorughout the airport. Look for displays near the car rental, and in the atrium just past security. You'll also find Alaskan artwork in the terminal wings.