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Imaginarium Discovery Center

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Address: Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: +1 907-929-9200
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So AWESOME!!

Fun and educational Definitely visit the Alaska Museum! Hands on fun for kids and adults-experiments, science, crafts, imagination play, hour and hours of fun in a warm place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Fun and educational Definitely visit the Alaska Museum! Hands on fun for kids and adults-experiments, science, crafts, imagination play, hour and hours of fun in a warm place ;-) Lockers available for coats, and even LUGGAGE! Free Snack bar; coffee snacks, bagels etc Classes on certain days for kids Planetarium is awesome, and no additional charge

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Thank BlueJupiterDiana
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great fun for everybody, no matter your age it is a blast to go and interact. Plan on a good two hours to have fun, and explore.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A very fun and educational part of the museum. It made me wish my children were still small! If you bring young children, plan for some time for them to experience all that the discovery center has to offer!

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Children will really enjoy playing with all the interactive displays and activities. There is an art center plus other special activity centers. All the children we saw we totally engrossed into the activities.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This museum is well worth a visit, especially if you have children. We all enjoyed the exhibits, artifacts on display were so interesting! This served as a great into to our Alaska vacation. Highly suggest a few hours here, great lunch in the restaurant, too!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Traveling alone with an eleven year old grandchild caused me to look carefully for fun, educational, yet exciting activities. The Anchorage Museum was a "must do" attraction for me. I wanted to be sure to expose her to the history and the culture of the area. Our visit was excellent, but became outstanding when we reached the Imaginarium Discovery Center.... More 

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Anchorage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

What a wonderful way to spend time with family! The Imaginarium has changed exhibits around, provides fun hands-on science activities for kids (but, they'll let adults participate), and provides a STEM room full of fun science activities for kids to enjoy (snap-circuits are a favorite). The touch-pool, bubbles, toddler only play area, and countless "please touch and explore" areas can... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I think all the ideas are great. However, this has outgrown it's space. This really needs to be it's own "Children's Museum". When there is a line of adults waiting for a turn at exhibits geared toward kids and young adults, then it is time for a change. I watched a grown woman snatch a ball out of a child's... More 

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Valdez, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Incredible for all ages. So many fun things to see and learn. There is also sea life which is very neat.

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Thank MacAbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a wonderful place formkids and the adults were totally enjoying it too! Lots of interactive activities based on science. Young people as docents were very knowledgeable. An unexpected treat while we waited for our tour to begin.

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