The Alaska Museum of Science and Nature is a hidden gem in Anchorage, offering a number of hands-on science and natural history based exhibits where kids can all about the marvels of our planet, and its history!
Kids can explore a whole range of dinosaurs, and even see a full size pterosaur, along with a range of bones, teeth, claws, and even eggs!
They can journey back into the Ice Age and come face to face with a Wooly Mammoth and an Ice Age Bear, or they can explore Alaska marine life with a full Beluga whale skeleton, ancient whalebone and plenty of modern marine life too!
The birds of Alaska are represented with sea birds in their rookery, but owls, eagles, loons and geese, and you can even discover the dinosaur-bird connection too!
Bare Bones exhibit offers a comparison of bones of numerous modern and ancient animals, and you can even see early hominid skulls from Africa! What do you think the differences are between human and animal bones? Here you can find out!
There's hands-on fun for kids here too with a touch table so they can explore, draw and connect bones!
Don't forget to journey UNDER the Earth at the Rocks & Minerals exhibit, with an extensive collection of Alaskan and exotic rocks, minerals and fossils - and make sure you check out the stunning multi-colored minerals, meteorites and fluorescent rocks too!
Alaska Museum of Science and Nature is an all-ages museum, so even toddlers are welcome, where learning about nature, science and our planet is made exciting and FUN!
$6 (Ages 3 to 18)
Seniors & military with ID $7, free for members
The museum offers free off-street parking, located adjacent to the building.
Have your birthday at the museum for an exciting and fun way to celebrate a very special day! AKSCI has dinosaurs that roar and so much more - plus they have over 65 million years of birthday experiences to share!
Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!
The museum is located at 201 N. Bragaw, just north of the Glenn Highway (6th Avenue as it leaves Anchorage). From either direction, take the Bragaw Street, and turn north onto Bragaw. Cross Mountain View Drive, and the museum and adjacent parking are located on the left side of the street.
Explore their exhibits and discover treasures through the classes tailored for Pre-K-12 grade students, led by their knowledgeable museum educators, You can focus on the past and present of the unique biodiversity and natural history of Alaska, and choose from among their Educational Programs (or tell us what you’d like to study!)
Give them a call to check about the accessibility!
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10am - 4pm Thursday to Saturday (Mon - Wed is school groups by appt only)
Closed Sundays to Wednesdays, also Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day
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