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Anchorage Museum Unveils Imaginarium, Smithsonian at Opening Celebration Saturday, May 22


9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 22

Be the first to see the Anchorage Museum's newest attractions at an opening celebration Saturday, May 22. This event marks the completion of the museum expansion project and the grand opening of several new spaces, including the Imaginarium Discovery Center, Thomas Planetarium and Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center.

Activities from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. include Alaska Native game demonstrations, a NASA-led robotics challenge and chilling science experiments with liquid nitrogen.

Don't miss headlining act The Git-hoan Dancers, a Tsimshian dance group led by renowned carver David Boxley. Dancing in their striking, carved masks, the performers relay Tsimshian legends such as Mouse Woman and the Cannibal Giant.

Speakers at a noon ceremony include Wayne G. Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and Edward B. Rasmuson, chairman of the Anchorage Museum Foundation.

Find a detailed event schedule at www.anchoragemuseum.org. Opening events are included with museum general admission: $10 adult, $8 student/senior/military, $7 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger.

The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska, and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum's mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, open until 9 p.m. Thursday. Learn more at www.anchoragemuseum.org.
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