Last updated: 10/1/2011
Anchorage, Alaska
Address
201 North Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK 99508
phone: 907-274-2400
e-mail: katch22@alaskamuseum.org
web: www.alaskamuseum.org
Hours
Closed Sunday except by prior arrangement
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Admissions
$5.00 adults, $3.00 children. Children under 2 admitted free.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Katch Bacheller, Executive Director
Bronwyn Jones, Museum Manager
Kerri Jackson, Education Director
Description

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

Largest exhibits of rocks, minerals and exciting rare fossils in the state. Learn about North America's oldest duckbill dinosaur found in the local Talkeetna Mountains, as well as our major dinosaur discoveries of the 90s. Dioramas rich in ecology, large mammals and birds. Lots of hands-on specimens.

A Growing Collection

The museum's humanities collections have grown since moving into our new home to include sculpture, illustrations, original paintings and drawings, photo images, maps and texts. The museum is currently creating a database of the various collections to be available online.

Our permanent displays presently consist of 4 Alaskan wildlife dioramas, numerous mounts of Alaskan birds and mammals, skeletal examples of moose, man, skulls and birds. The museum's geological materials include rocks and minerals, vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, hadosaur skeleton cast, fossils, and models. Anthropological collections include artifacts from specific sites in the state, most notably the "Broken Mammoth" site.

Birthday parties and sleepovers

We host birthday parties and sleepovers. Call us for more information.

TOURS

Call us today to learn about tours for your school, civic group, or club. A guided tour is an excellent way to visit the museum and learn fascinating facts about the exhibits.

History

The Museum existed for 8 years in an 1800 foot rental space in Eagle River, AK. In 2002 the building was sold and the Museum was compelled to store its collections. 2003 brought new life to the museum through HUD funds to purchase its new 12,000 square foot facility in the Mountain View community of Anchorage. The Museum officially re-opened its doors in April 2005 with the internationally acclaimed exhibit "Dinosaurs of Darkness", placing the museum as a worthy venue for science in Alaska.

Artifact Collections

The museum's holdings include collections of Alaskan anthropological, biological, geological, historical, artistic, and educational significance. Over its 11 year history the museum has accumulated over 10,000 objects.

Research Collections

As our database nears completion the museum's holdings will be available to the public online.

Educational Programs

Homeschool and student workshops available.

Governance

The Museum currently operates with a Board of 12 Directors and an Executive Director.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

Semi-annual newsletter. E-newsletters

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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