Anchorage Museums and Art Galleries
(Anchorage, Alaska - AK, USA)
Enthralling museums in Anchorage depict all aspects of Alaskan history, while other edutainment venues offer children the chance to get up close and personal with science. Featuring a large collection of modern Alaskan art works, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art is well worth a visit and celebrates the area's heritage, standing close to the 5th Avenue Mall and just a few blocks from the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Also close to the city center, the popular Alaska Aviation Museum is located to one side of the Red Stevens Anchorage International Airport and features an array of historic aircraft and memorabilia. Visitors often like to take a stroll along the shoreline of the adjacent Hood Lake.
Address: 625 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska AK, 99501, USA
Tel: +1 907 929 9200
The commendable Anchorage Museum is filled will fascinating interactive displays and exhibits on ancient and modern Alaskan art, as well as on general Alaskan history, culture and traditional lifestyle. Following an introductory movie in the cinema, you can take one of the several daily guided tours. In July local artists give demonstrations and presentations in the atrium free of charge. After sampling the onsite attractions, you can get some great food and drinks at the café or pick up some unique souvenirs at the gift shop.
Open hours: October to April, Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 18:00; May to September, daily - 09:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge; discount available for seniors, students and children between three and 12 years old, children two years old and under are free although donations suggested
Alaska Aviation Museum
Address: 4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, Alaska AK, 99502, USA
Tel: +1 907 248 5325
Aviation has played a prominent role in Alaska's history and development, and the Alaska Aviation Museum is a celebration of the lives of the brave pilots and sturdy aircraft that helped build the state. On display are 25 historic aircraft fully restored, a cinema with films on the history of aviation in the state, and a gift shop with plenty of aeronautical paraphernalia. The observation deck offers some great views over Lake Hood.
Open hours: October to April, Wednesday to Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00; May to September, daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discount available for seniors and children between five and 12 years old, children four years old and under are free