Anchorage Museum and Imaginarium Discovery Center, Anchorage

Anchorage Museum and Imaginarium Discovery Center, Anchorage (must see)

The Anchorage Museum and Imaginarium Discovery Center is a history, art and science museum that focuses on the culture and history of Alaska. The museum opened in 1968 with an expansion in 2010 that added the discovery center. The museum building features a Modern architectural style.

The museum offers a permanent collection and about 16 to 20 visiting exhibits each year. The museum has more than 25,000 permanent objects on display and more than 500,000 historic photographs. Permanent exhibits include a historical gallery, an art gallery and native artifacts. It is also the home of the of the Alaska office of the Smithsonian's NMNH Arctic Studies Center.

The Imaginarium Discovery Center is a hands-on science center with a large number of interactive exhibits. It also includes a planetarium and a marine animal exhibit that allows patrons to touch animals like sea stars.

The museum and science center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday from noon to 6 PM. It is closed on Mondays.

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Anchorage Museum and Imaginarium Discovery Center on Map

Sight Name: Anchorage Museum and Imaginarium Discovery Center
Sight Location: Anchorage, USA (See walking tours in Anchorage)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Anchorage, Alaska

Create Your Own Walk in Anchorage

Create Your Own Walk in Anchorage

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Anchorage Introduction Walking Tour

Anchorage Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles