To inspire, through educational exhibits and programs, a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world, the sciences, and ourselves.
From the Aleutians to the North Slope to the Panhandle, from prehistoric times to the present, the Alaska Museum of Science & Nature takes young and old alike on a learning adventure around the state. AKSCI fills a special need for science education in Alaska, focusing exclusively on Alaska’s unique geological, cultural, and ecological history.
With the assistance of local businesses and private individuals, the Alaska Museum of Science and Natural History opened its doors in a shopping mall in Eagle River 1994, exhibiting a varied collection of wildlife and prehistoric exhibits. Since then, the Museum has obtained its own building, amassed a world -class collection, and created an exciting and interactive learning experience. From the outset, the museum has energetically pursued its mission, developing and promoting educational programs that benefit the visiting public, as well as enriching the curricula of schools and universities in Alaska.
Dr. Kristine Crossen, President
Dr. David Yesner, Secretary
Rusty Creed Brown, Vice President
Gordon Harper, Director
Virginia (Ginny) Moore, Treasurer
Dr. Anne Pasch, Director
The museum is located at 201 N. Bragaw, just north of the Glenn Highway (6th Avenue as it leaves Anchorage). From either direction, take the Bragaw Street, and turn north onto Bragaw. Cross Mountain View Drive, and the museum and adjacent parking are located on the left side of the street.
Anchorage People Mover Public Bus Route 45 provides access from downtown Anchorage right to our door.
The museum offers free off-street parking, located adjacent to the building.
201 N Bragaw St
Anchorage, AK 99508
Thur - Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun - Wed: Closed