Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
Strengthening our people by preserving and promoting the Ahtna culture and supporting education.
The museum houses 20 aircraft of various types including a 1928 Stearman C2B, a 1934 WACO YKC, a 1929 Travelair 6000B, a 1937 F-24-G, a 1937 Stinson SR9 "Gullwing," a 1943 Grumman Goose and a 1943 PBY 5A Catalina Canso. Exhibits include The Aleutian Campaign during WWII; Wiley Post and Will Rogers; the search for Carl Ben Eielson; historic polar flights and much more. A selection of historic aviation videos, pioneer pilots and their achievements is shown in the theater.
Delta Junction, Alaska
Tour of an Alaskan homestead. Includes a tour of the homestead log house, green house and gardens, visiting an authentic Alaska freight dog team, having a look around the barns, corrals and out buildings, viewing livestock and an authentic operating sawmill that furnishes all the lumber used on the homestead. Also view a large selection of historical farming and mining equipment.
Chilkat dancers 5 times per week, May 15-Sept. 15. Totem carving, silk-screen and silver carving with Native artists; Tlingit artifacts; rare book collection. Products for sale include carvings, silk-screens and books.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Natural History, Science
The non-profit Alaska Museum of Natural History fills a special need for science education in Alaska. No other organization in the state educates exclusively on Alaska's unique geological, cultural, and ecological history
Elmendorf Afb, Alaska
An educational and cultural institution for all Alaskans, the Alaska Native Heritage Center will provide programs in both academic and informal settings, including workshops, demonstrations and guided tours of indoor exhibits and outdoor village sites. Local residents and visitors to Alaska are introduced to Native traditions and customs of both the past and present.
The ASLC offers visitors unique wildlife viewing experiences and exciting opportunities to learn about ongoing marine research. Come face to face with a variety of marine animals and sink your hands into our touch tank. Interact with researchers and other knowledgeable staff during daily interpretive programs. Join a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Puffin Encounter, Octopus Encounter, or Marine Mammal Encounter, which are also available daily.
Anthropology, Art, Culture, History, Natural History
Museum Store Established in 1900, the Museum collects, exhibits, and interprets the human and natural history of Alaska. The Museum features a full-size bald eagle nesting tree and extensive ethnographic exhibits on the cultures of Alaska's Native people. Two galleries offer changing exhibits. Docent tours scheduled throughout the summer. Arboretum on grounds features Alaska plants.
The history of law enforcement in the Territory and State of Alaska is told in exhibits, memorabilia and photographs. A small gift shop is also located on the premises.
Most Alaskan animals: wolves, polar bear, brown bear, glacier bear, black bear, wolverine, musk ox, seal, otter, moose, caribou, lynx, etc. Elephant. Guided trips on request.
Discover the birthplace of Alaska aviation-16 aircraft, 17 engines, 50 years of aviation radio history; miscellaneous memorabilia of Interior and Arctic Alaska aviation history including the remains of Carl Ben Eielson's Hamilton aircraft, pictures and WWII artifacts. Operated by the Interior & Arctic Alaska Aeronautical Foundation. Museum shop sells books, pins, post cards, and shirts, all relating to collections.
The history and culture of Nenana area including Athabascans, beadwork, land claims, native place names, Yukon 800 riverboat racing, dog mushing and the Nenana Ice Classic are presented. Extensive gift shop with local Native made items.
Located between the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountain ranges, the Park provides a lovely expanse of lawns and gardens with playground, benches, and picnic tables. The Park focuses on three main areas of local history: the coal "boom and bust" era of the late teens and early 1920s; the Athabascan Indian culture ' (Ahtna and Dena'ina); and the construction of the Glenn Highway. Historic buildings and equipment enable visitors to experience life from the past.
The Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository preserves the prehistoric and historic traditions of the Alutiiq people and promotes a greater public awareness of their rich cultural legacy through educational outreach, exhibits, special events, publications and scholarly presentations. Open to the public since May 1995, the Alutiiq Museum cares for a large collection of Eskimo artifacts.
History, Natural History, Nature Centers
We are a Natural History museum With over 200 exhibits from a Dragon Fly to a 9 ft. Brown Bear. Our Live raptor center will be opening in the summer of 2010 with live birds on display and presentations.
Archives 343-6189; Collections 343-6182; Education & Programming 343-6187; Exhibits 343-6122 Exhibits and collections represent Alaska's Natives, state history, and Alaskan art. Spacious galleries house informative and educational exhibits of the permanent collection and temporary exhibits from around the world. Education-based programs include: classes, tours, lectures, performances, and films. Special exhibits, classes and events for children.
Collections include local Athabascan artifacts from mid-19th century to the present, historic photographs and artifacts from the Anvik Mission (Episcopal) established in 1887, household articles and trade goods from the early 20th century.