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Alaska Museum of Science and Nature
Ranked #60 of 229 things to do in Anchorage
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Very nice museum, visited with teenage son. We both enjoyed it. There is even a cafe on site.
Be prepared to pay for parking every in anchorage

Thank Romancemelisa
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Often overlooked, The Alaska Museum of Natural History is a great place for families and others interested in exploring the wold past (ancient and more recent) of Alaska. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, prices are affordable. Lots to do for kids.

1  Thank MartinEldred
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The museum is very small, but packs a huge punch. There are lots of cool artifacts to touch and pick up, one example is a 15-ft saltie skin hanging on a pole (no picking up, just touching). They have real stuffed animals and birds to learn about, rocks, fossils and skeletons, dinosaurs, weather, glaciers, etc. They even have Lucy, the 3.2 million y.o. skeleton discovered in Ethiopia in 1973. One thing...try not to go when there are school kids running around. It's great they're able to learn and experience this stuff, but the place is so small that their shrieks and yells echo very loudly. Also, watching them handle such precious artifacts is a bit unnerving since they don't always handle the items as carefully as they should.

Thank Jen G
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Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

This museum is small but quaint. My kids enjoyed the interactive displays. We went on a rainy day and it was just enough to break up the day.

1  Thank CCBake
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

This place is small but inexpensive and has lots of hands on stuff that would be great for small children. The exhibits here are mostly animals and their skeletons, a small amount of Native Alaskan artifacts, some dinosaur bones, some rocks/shells. Some of the exhibits are things you can touch, like the fur of a black bear or mountain goat horns. There is a nice collection of birds too, explaining their habitats and migration patterns. If you like natural science, you will find plenty to hold your interest here. We spent about 90 minutes here, I would guess that 2 hours would be the maximum you would stay here.

5  Thank hillcntrytraveler
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