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Dance under the midnight sun at the Anchorage Museum


Summer Solstice Silent Disco and Silent Book Club


6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 24
Dance on the museum lawn at our silent disco or read a book from the microlibrary in the museum's Living Room during this celebration of the solstice. On the front lawn, dancers vote with their feet between two competing DJs, Alex the Lion and DJ Juba. Only those with headphones can hear the music. Food, beer and wine, and other beverages are available for purchase from local food trucks and Muse restaurant. buy tickets


Meet and engage

Near the Bear

kid-friendly spaces and programs

Some areas in the Discovery Center are closed mornings through July 4 due to construction, but don’t forget all the museum’s kid-friendly spaces and programs like Spark!Lab, the Near the Bear exhibition, and Blink creative activities for families. Grab some quiet time with the kiddos in the kids corner of the Alaska Gallery or watch science and animal demonstrations. Read More
John Kailukiak Wins Juror's Choice Award of All Alaska Biennial Exhibition

Lunch on the lawn

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays
This summer, get outside and enjoy lunch on the museum lawn every Tuesday with live music, local food, and different hands-on science and art activities. Brown bag it or pick up a lunch from a local food truck. Weather dependent. Read More

Lunch on the Lawn is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lynden.


Wine Tasting at Muse

Muse Monthly Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16
Each month, Muse selects new wines to sample. These flavors are the perfect complement for conversation with friends — a way to expand your palate while expanding your horizons. This month, we feature Bear Creek’s Spring Harvest, Pomegranate, and Black Raspberry. Read More
Father's Day

Father’s Day Beer and Brunch

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 19
Build lifelong memories with your father by treating him to a day at the museum. A special Father's Day menu features seafood specials and a "Dad" sized gourmet burger. MAKE A RESERVATION

Come to know the true north

Arctic Studies Center

curator's tour

Noon Friday, June 17
Join a Smithsonian anthropologist for a tour of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. Gain a better understanding of Alaska’s Indigenous cultures through 600 Alaska Native artifacts. Learn about traditional lifeways in Alaska’s diverse regions through clothing, tools, ceremonial objects and more. Tours are offered the third Friday of every month this summer.
Near the Bear

Last chance to see near the bear

Closes July 4
This family-friendly exhibition explores the Arctic environment through art and science, with exploration into the Arctic for all ages. Featuring the animals that make their home in the Arctic and the tools used to travel and thrive in an extreme environment, Near the Bear features artwork from the Anchorage Museum’s collection and hands-on art activities and experiences. LEARN More

Your Support makes the museum possible

Support the museum

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Support the museum by enrolling in Fred Meyer's Community Rewards program. Every time you shop at Fred Meyer a donation will be made to the museum at no cost to you. LEARN More
Visit the Anchorage Museum Store
  Shop Native art and distinctly northern designs.  
Happenings at Muse
  Beer and wine tastings complement our fresh fare.  
Get Involved
  Become a member, make a donation, or volunteer.  
Credits: Kid-friendly spaces photo by Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz; wine tasting photo by Greg Martin; Father's Day photos by Ash Adams; Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center photo by Chuck Choi; community rewards photo by Chris Arend; Gene Chilton II, Tlingit, Juneau, sterling silver bracelets carved with traditional Tlingit designs, photo by Chris Arend; Muse photo by Greg Martin, get involved photo by Chris Arend.
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