Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Experience Science, History and Art in Anchorage

The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is one of the best cultural offerings in Anchorage, providing stimulating art, history and contemporary events for visitors and locals. The largest museum in Alaska, the Anchorage Museum features over 20 yearly exhibits and programs on the art, history and cultures of Alaska, playing host to over 200,000 visitors, as well as a full calendar of public programs and art classes. 

At the Anchorage Museum, visitors can find a unique institution featuring spaces individual to the Alaska landscape. The Museum's Polar Lab is an imposing tribute to the international Arctic and subarctic, and serves as a venue for contemporary artists, scientists and explorers. Explore the Lab and find contemporary art, along with traditional and non-traditional research in multiple disciplines. 

If you're planning a cultural destination while staying at our Anchorage accommodations, don't miss the upcoming exhibits. This year, the Museum's schedule includes such shows as From Up Here: The Arctic at the Center of the World, which highlights contemporary investigations into the Arctic through the perspective of artists working in film, photographs, installations, and sculptures. The exhibition will continue throughout the museum, with dedicated galleries, an atrium space, and site-specific installations indoors and out. There will also be a number of public programs, including performances and temporary installations in the museum and in the community, as well as a corresponding publication. 

Separate from the price of admission to the Anchorage Museum, the new Thomas Planetarium uses cutting-edge 3-D graphics, surround sound and a dome screen to transport viewers to the stars, and presents an ongoing program of interactive astronomy demonstrations, educational programs and films.

When planning an art trip near our Anchorage hotel, make the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center one of your destinations. Visit the Museum's site today to learn more about visiting hours, programming and more.