Museums, Arts & History Alaska
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Museums, Arts, & History

Museums, Arts, & History

No visit to Alaska would be complete without a dive into our rich history and culture, from Alaska Native culture to gold rush days to the thriving scene of present-day Alaskan artists. Museums, historic tours, cultural tours, and art workshops give you up-close experiences of Alaska’s arts and culture — both past and present.

Visit some of our more than 60 museums and cultural centers to learn about Alaska’s geography and natural history, Alaska Native culture, Russian occupation, gold booms — and busts — and Alaska statehood. From history to modern art, transportation, science, and culture, explore Alaska’s museums and cultural centers to discover what life is like in the Alaska. Wander the galleries at the Anchorage Museum to see how modern Alaska Native artists interpret cultural traditions through modern design, learn about Alaska geology and natural history at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks, or learn traditional dances at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage — just to name a few. From quirky collections to interactive media, dive deeper into Alaska’s artistic, cultural, and historic traditions at one of Alaska’s many cultural institutions.

Take a historic tour to step back in time with a knowledgeable guide to learn about the state’s fascinating and colorful history. Or, find your own artistic inspiration under the Midnight Sun. Sign up with one of the local art studios to create your own memorable piece of art. Break out the paintbrushes, cameras, potter’s wheels, or carving tools to celebrate Alaska’s beauty and capture your own vision of what Alaska means to you.

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