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Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier Street
Juneau, Alaska

Phone: 907-465-2901 -- (907) 465-4866

Statement of Purpose:

Organized in 1900, the Museum collects, exhibits, and interprets the human and natural history of Alaska.

The Alaska State Museums preserve Alaska's heritage by providing statewide museum services and assists in the development of the state's cultural and historic resources. The Museums are comprised of the Alaska State Museum in Juneau and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, Alaska.

Highlights & Collections:

The Museum features a full-sized bald eagle nesting tree, Alaskan Native gallery, Alaska History exhibits, and a children's area. Two other galleries offer changing exhibits.

Alaskan history; Alaskan native cultures; Eskimo, Aleut, Athabaskan, Northwest Coast art and artifacts; Alaskan fine art.

Major Collections: Extensive ethnographic exhibits.

Exhibits & Special Events:


Docent tours are scheduled throughout the summer. Arboretum on grounds features Alaska plants. The Museum Store is operated by the Friends of the Alaska State Museum which offers a wide array of unique items, such as Native arts, publications, and educational materials, designed to enhance your museum visit.

Admission & Directions:

Key Personnel:

George Smith, Acting Director

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