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Anchorage Museum switches to winter hours, debuts new planetarium show


The Anchorage Museum returns to its winter schedule Tuesday, Oct. 1. Museum winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays. Winter hours are in effect until April 30.

October also marks a switch to the museum’s fall planetarium schedule. The planetarium will offer nine different shows through Dec. 31, including one new show: 

Life: A Cosmic Story, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time. Witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. See the first stars ignite, galaxies coalesce and entire worlds take shape. On a young Earth, two scenarios for the dawn of life are presented — one near a turbulent, deep-sea hydrothermal vent, and the other in a primordial hot puddle on a volcanic island.

Planetarium ticket prices vary from $4 to $10 and do not include museum general admission. Buy tickets at anchoragemuseum.org.


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. Learn more online at anchoragemuseum.org.

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