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Space, science and sonic nights



Space, science and sonic nights


We're ushering in Astronomy month with space-themed events throughout April. Join us for a sonic performance in the Planetarium Friday with experimental sound artist Shawn Greenlee from Rhode Island. Drop in for more experimental shows and other activities on Astronomy Day. Read More


In the Planetarium


International Astronomy Day

1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29
See a real piece of the moon or play with our solar system touch table to learn more about our place in the universe. Then, venture further into the cosmos at the Thomas Planetarium with interactive shows for all ages. Read More

Live in the Planetarium: Electronic Music from Blevin Blectum

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 5
Rhode Island-based electronic musician Blevin Blectum mesmerizes with live music and projection. Read More



Exploring New Horizons

1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April
Explore the New Horizons spacecraft, its mission to dwarf planet Pluto, and how the scientific method applies to our understanding of the Solar System. Read More

The Hot and Energetic Universe

3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays
Discover how scientists research and reveal the dynamics of supermassive black holes and other elusive parts of our infinite universe. Read More

Easter Weekend: Fashion, Food and Fun


Alaska Fashion Show

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 14
Internationally recognized Alaska Native designer Peter Williams of Shaman Furs presents a sneak peek at his fall/winter 2018 collection in this night of runway fashion that also showcases works from other Alaska designers. Read More

1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 15
We celebrate all of Alaska’s children with all-ages activities and free admission thanks to Wells Fargo.

Easter Brunch at Muse

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16
Happy Easter! Come to Muse for a delicious and relaxing brunch on Easter Sunday. Enjoy four-courses from savory to sweet with the perfect mimosa to welcome spring.
Reservations recommended: Call 929-9210 or reserve online.
Adults $39
Kids (10 and under) $15
Seniors $35

Installations and Exhibitions

Anchorage Museum

Northern Life: Roots of Change

On view through Sept. 1, 2017, in the atrium.
Sixty historical photographs from the museum’s collection highlight life in the North at the turn of the 20th century. Read More
Anchorage Museum


Opens May 5, fourth floor Chugach Gallery.
Original Norwegian Sakte-TV ("Slow TV") is on view along with American adaptations of this form of marathon TV coverage of an ordinary event. Read More



U.S. and Russia: A Perspective by Leon Aron

7 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 21
New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and CNN contributor and foreign policy expert Leon Aron shares his perspective on U.S. Russia relations in tandem with our Polar Bear Garden exhibition. Read More

Artist Studio with Amy Meissner

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21
Artist Amy Meissner uses abandoned cloth and traditional stitching techniques as vehicles to explore contemporary women’s issues. Read More

Living the homegrown life


Urban Homestead 101: Butchering and Backyard Farms

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18
Through demonstrations and presentations, participants will learn how to get the best cut of meat and hear about raising animals as a food source. Read More

Urban Homestead 101: Essential Tools for Fishing

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25
As fishing season approaches, make sure to know the ins and outs of what’s in your tackle box and on your reel. Read More



Celluloid Wednesday: Alexander Nevsky

Final program this season
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26
In conjunction with the Polar Bear Garden exhibition, Celluloid Wednesday presents Sergei Eisenstein’s classic film Alexander Nevsky. Please note that this screening is the last Celluloid Wednesday until late September. Read More

Polar Night

Last Polar Night until fall
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 28
Join us for the last of our Polar Nights until next fall as we wrap up our winter hours. You can still enjoy the museum after-hours on First Fridays all summer long. Read More

May Highlight

Anchorage Museum

Painting Night at Muse

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 4th
Grab friends and food, and indulge your inner artist. Join us in May to create a personal piece of art that mimics the look of a rustic wood-burned design with local artist Christina Wilson. Read More
Visit the Museum Store
  Shop Native art and design  
Happenings at Muse
  Don't miss Easter or Mother's Day brunch  
Summer Hours
  May 1 – Sep 30
 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
Open til 9 p.m. First Fridays
Credits: Banner photo by Stefan Siebert. International Astronomy Day photo via Shutterstock. Blevin Blectum photo courtesy of Bevin Kelley. Exploring New Horizons photo courtesy of NASA / public domain. The Hot and Energetic Universe photo courtesy of Evans & Sutherland. Alaska Fashion Show photos courtesy of Shawn Punch Photography. Easter Brunch photo courtesy of iStock. Northern Life Roots of Change photo courtesy of Anchorage Museum collection. Slow photo courtesy of iStock/ Getty Images. Leon Aron photo courtesy of Leon Aron. Amy Meissner photo by Erica Hedman. Living the Homegrown Life photos courtesy of iStock. Celluloid Wednesday photo courtesy of public domain. Last Polar Night photo by Akela Collective. Painting Night at Muse photo by Akela Collective. Museum Store photo by Chris Arend. Happenings at Muse photo by Greg Martin. Summer hours photo by Sam Wasson Photography, image courtesy of Anchorage Downtown Partnership.
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