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
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.
Anthropology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Library, Natural History, Planetarium, Science
Hands-on, inquiry-based science center for all ages. Self-explore exhibits, hourly demonstrations, workshops for groups in earth, life & physical sciences, pre-school programs, special events, birthday parties with science themes, and more. Marine touch tanks, planetarium, bubble lab, galaxy room, reptiles, Arctic ecology, physics and traveling exhibits. Science store carries books, science kits, puzzles, games and other educational products.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
Home built in 1891 for Anglican Missionary William Duncan of Beverly, England. Exhibits include personal possessions, antique phonographs, furniture, telephones, Tsimshian bentwood box, ceremonial drum, book collection on Alaska territorial law, educational and religious magazines. Also, photographs of life in Metlakatla, British Columbia, on through migration to Metlakatla, Alaska, and pictorial display of history of William Duncan's life accomplishments. Guided tours available.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Culture, History, Library, Nature Centers, Science
The National Park Service is constructing a new visitor services/administration building – the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center – in Kotzebue, Alaska. The single-story structure, located on the site formally occupied by NANA Museum of the Arctic, will be 12,350 square feet. Space includes 8,450 sq. ft. for visitor services and 3,900 sq. ft. for NPS operations.
Anthropology, Aquarium, Botanical Garden, History, Historical Society, Natural History
The museum focuses on the natural and cultural history of the Kenai Peninsula. Exhibits include artifacts from the area's earliest Native inhabitants to homesteaders of the '30s & '40s. Excellent aquariums and a tide-pool tank feature live Kachemak Bay sea creatures. Visitors may operate remotely controlled cameras to view Alaska seabirds on inaccessible islands.
Anthropology, Culture, History, Historic House, Library
Dr. Sheldon Jackson, museum founder, had the distinction of serving in three pioneer fields during the late 1800s, founding Protestant missions and schools, establishing the public school system, and introducing domestic reindeer. In his travels he reached many sections of Alaska, as well as the coast of Siberia, gathering the majority of the artifacts now seen in the museum.
Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, History, Library
Museum building log cabin like is situated on a rise at the edge of, and overlooking, the village of Anaktuvuk Pass. From the front porch visitors can take in the magnificent panorama of the pass the headwaters of the major rivers.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Culture, History, Science, University
The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a thriving visitor attraction, a vital component of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the only research and teaching museum in Alaska.
The museum’s research collections – 1.4 million artifacts and specimens – represent millions of years of biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North.