1. odd pedestrian

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    OH Wow this place was a dump. First you get robbed with parking without the museum validating your ticket, that’s 18 bucks right there. Then the people working there are ultra rude college students who think there too good to work at a museum. Finally the museum doesn’t know what it wants to be its a science kid zone, historic, space, native, climate change, earthquake, aquarium and whatever else we threw in here museum. My head was spinning at the end of the whole thing. First lets start at the ground floor where there is a lot of open space with very little to see other than a few antique paintings of mountains. Hardly anyone is around until you turn a corner and BAM!! your in the hottest club north of the states, the physical playground “science” section. This thing is banging with kids and adults alike playing with oversized bubbles and slow motion visuals. As you scramble to get past the crowd you find the museum planetarium for your IMAX show. You happily walk in to find a theater with no more than 15 seats and a globe screen that’s probably smaller than my Samsung HD at the house. We ended up watching a movie about bears that hardly had bears in it, the sound quality was awful and out of sync with the video, I mean who runs this place!!! You leave the theater and head to a makeshift auditorium where you can relax and have a coffee, this area wasn’t bad but was way too big for people having a brunch, just took up more museum space than needed. You head upstairs to find the section that covers Alaska history with some earthquake stuff thrown in there to confuse you. This area had me confused the most, Alaskan Natives are not extinct and I feel there is a lot more that can be done to show off there rich history and culture. When I was in Seattle some local natives had a block of wood with pictures from some of their ancient religious gods. You picked out which one you wanted and they would carve it out right there in front of you, it took over an hour but the experience was AMAZING. You finally head to the third floor where they talk about plastics and pollution and how it effects the local habitat. A lot of the stuff was artist sculptures and models from trash recovered from the ocean. The top floor was an open bay with 2 paintings. Finally we head out to the gift shop, no native Alaskan stuff to buy here just books and expensive northern lights pictures. Man this place needs a lot of work, send the college kids to fast food restaurants and hire more natives that care about people learning about their history. The third floor garbage scene needs to be redone altogether, I like the intent, it just wasn’t implemented properly. You know what just save your money and skip this jack of all trades master of none museum.

  2. CorreyHope Kustin

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    As a travel agent:You are always told “Do not touch it” IF you break it -you pay for it. Well at this Center you are encouraged to Touch it. That’s right…a museum that allows you to play! Make a giant bubble or feel a tornado.Of course I was in the bubble! The children of Anchorage hang art throughout the walls of this giant museum. I was fascinated and couldn’t believe that children under 12 years old could be so talented. They drew art representing their heritage of Native Americans and it was displayed with pride.The museum holds boasting rights for their displays in the huge glass walls, which contain the periods of history for the Eskimos and expansion of Russian invasion. I was in awe how modern everything is and all the encouragement to touch and play to learn set up. Come learn about whaling, the gold rush, and how AK became a state.There are classes, summer camps and group activities for all ages. If you visit ANC, I highly recommend a visit here.

  3. Ram Brijesh

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    Good mix of culture, history, kids stuff. Don’t miss out the 3rd floor Smithsonian arctic studies center

  4. Erik K

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    Fun and interesting, but not a whole lot to see or do

  5. Karen Spring

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    GOOGLE IS WRONG AGAIN! The Museum doesn’t open until NOON on SUNDAY!