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Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Great Museum!

Had an afternoon to spend waiting for our ship so we decided to check out the State Museum. Boy are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Long Beach, California
I Learned So Much

Allocate 90-120 minutes for this wonderful museum. I was surprised at how fascinating Alaskan... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kevin M
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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The Alaska State Museum located in the new state-of-the-art Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) in Juneau, presents a unique view of Alaska’s history and diverse cultures. Exhibits feature an expansive collection of Alaska Native materials, fine art, and objects relating to topics such as mining, fishing, forestry, tourism, Russian-American period, and World War II. The Science on a Sphere TM theater cycles through a variety of animated geographical programs showing Alaska’s place in the world. There is a discovery room, with a climb-aboard replica of an early sailing ship and fun activities for all ages. There is always something new to see in the changing temporary exhibitions. The special summer 2017 shows are "Decolonizing Alaska" – featuring the work of 30 artists addressing resilience, adaptation & cultural survival resulting from dominant forces such as colonization and climate change, and the "Grand Visions of the Great Land: Historic and contemporary Art from the Alaska State Museum Collection". Upstairs, visitors can also explore the State Library and Archives with Alaskana collections, newspapers and magazines, WiFi, and more. A small cafe on the first floor serves breakfast and lunch as well as coffee. In the summer we are open 9am-5pm daily. Come visit!
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395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Reviewed yesterday

Had an afternoon to spend waiting for our ship so we decided to check out the State Museum. Boy are we glad we did! The museum covers Alaska, it's Native people and history very well. We got a wonderful overview of this magnificent state. The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Allocate 90-120 minutes for this wonderful museum. I was surprised at how fascinating Alaskan history is. I had forgotten, for example, that Japan occupied a couple Alaskan islands in WWII for a year. The last room you go through has a really cool electronic exhibit....More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great history of the state. from the first nations, to the Russians, to the gold rush and the Alaska pipeline. Plan to spend at least 3 hours.

Thank DenverJack2
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful setting with so much history all around. Something for everyone: on Native clothing, basketry,Masks, Art works, beading, lifestyles, water crafts. Then you go through the Russian-American Alaska, and Sitka artifacts, the resilience and transition periods, World War efforts and the effects on Alaskans....More

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're spending time in Juneau before or after a cruise, or a longer visit- it is definitely worth your time to visit the museum. Terrific information and exhibits on the First peoples and their way of life. Their clothing is fascinating. It was interesting...More

Thank BaltimoreBetty11
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are lots of educational and interesting exhibits to view. Handicap accessible and there's even a little coffee shop with great shakes/smoothies along with coffee & food

Thank BugayongFamily
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a new museum - just one year old - and offers a frank if not always flattering telling of the history of Alaska. All of the artifacts are so fascinating to see.

Thank LFWalker
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited a variety of attractions in Juneau but I think this one was overall the best. You can see wooden carvings, beadwork, totems, stuffed animals, clothing, read about historical events and get a feeling for the native peoples who were pretty much ripped off...More

Thank mothership1
Reviewed 6 days ago

....just go and look what they have in this newly reopened and refurbished museum. Mrs W and I were in Juneau for an Un-cruise cruise and had a Sunday morning to spare so we thought we'd go along and be educated ( you're never too...More

Thank peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new museum was just a short walk from the cruise docks. It was excellent. The displays were very well done and provided a very accurate look at Alaska's history. We highly recommend it.

Thank Rosemary D
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Beverly K
How far is the state Museum from the Norwegian Cruise Line dock? Is public transportation available?
13 July 2016|
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Response from Debbie M | Property representative |
Generally Alaska State Museum is a short walk from the cruise dock however it depends on the specific dock since they are spread out over the equivalent of 6 city blocks. If you dock close in to downtown it is an easy 5... More
Is the Alaska state museum in juneau, open yet
27 June 2016|
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Response from AsmJuneau | Property representative |
The Alaska State Museum reopened on June 6th, 2016! We're open from 9-5 daily this summer. All new permanent exhibits, and three new spectacular shows for the summer, including "Living Alaska" -- contemporary Alaskan art... More
Vickie A
Will the museum be open in July 2015?
7 May 2015|
Response from AsmJuneau | Property representative |
Hi Vickie - thanks for your question! We'll still be closed in July of 2015... we're building a fabulous new facility that will integrate the State Library, Archives and Museum, and so currently we don't have galleries to... More