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Alaska Museum of Science and Nature

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Address: 201 N Bragaw St, Anchorage, AK 99508-1311
Phone Number: +1 907-274-2400
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Spent a few hours here looking over at least 3 floors , but by far the best was the floor with all the display cabinets on Alaskan Native culture, displays of clothing, footwear... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Spent a few hours here looking over at least 3 floors , but by far the best was the floor with all the display cabinets on Alaskan Native culture, displays of clothing, footwear and some smaller modes of transportation, ther are several videos running which are equally interesting. some of the other floors held modern art displays which is not... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I've been to museums all over the world and tend to book trips based on museums I'm interested in seeing. This wasn't one of those trips but I allowed a couple of days in Anchorage in order to see this museum, among other things. Overall it was OK. It's really large but not very cohesive. That may be in part... More 

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

They are expanding the museum so we did not get to see everything that would have been there a year ago, but it was still worth a visit. The Smithsonian display on Alaskan Native culture was incredible. The videos were worth taking the time to view and the displays were awesome.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I especially enjoyed the clothing designs which were sometimes simple and utilitarian and sometimes intricately patterened and beautifully constructed.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Continuous running videos tell many stories of the indigenous peoples. Beautiful displays of the clothing and tools of these people.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this little museum. The actual name is Alaska Museum of Science and Nature. Dinosaurs, minerals, animal and science exhibits. . .many hands on activities geared to children. Plenty for adults to see too. A nominal fee for hours of fun.

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Hayden, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a very diversified museum. The top floor was all about preserving the environment and Native heritage. I loved the floor with the Native artifacts. There were many children in the Discovery Area having a blast! What a great place to bring children.

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Canton, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Very nicely done with lots of space to move around. We were fortunate to be in town on first Friday of month: museum was open til 10 pm and free. A lot of other attractions and shopping was open also. Our tour guide [who lived in Anchorage] failed to tell us about this, but a local who saw us looking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had a great tour of the museum with a very knowledgeable guide. The different methods of building and tool making were fascinating.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is a beautiful museum! The exhibits are exceptional with a nice amount of educational information. It is not very large but a good amount of exhibits for a nice day out. It is excellent to do on a rainy day!

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