Solar eclipse-viewing, Summer Bike Tours and Grand Opening Weekend

Solar eclipse-viewing, Summer Bike Tours and Grand Opening Weekend

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Live in the Planetarium: Nat Baldwin


Immerse yourself in the words and sounds of Nat Baldwin, whose performances combine poignant musical arrangement with potent lyrics. Baldwin performs with a double bass and reads from his new book of haunting fiction titled "The Red Barn." Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Buy Tickets


First Friday


First Friday

6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4
Free museum admission from 6 to 9 p.m. thanks to ConocoPhillips.

Elevator music with Brenda Xu, plus:

6 to 9 p.m. Battle of the Breweries
6 to 9 p.m Allison Warden Book Signing
6 p.m. Free Film: Happy People
7:30 p.m. Live in the Planetarium: Music and Words with Nat Baldwin


Allison Warden: Book Signing and Author Talk

6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4

Hear from Alaska Native artist Allison Akootchook Warden as she signs copies of her book of Twitter poems titled "TAIMANISAAQ/AKKUPAK (Long Long Time Ago/Right Now)." Read More ON OUR BLOG

Summer Sun: outdoor activities

Anchorage Museum

SUMMER Bike Tour:

Architecture & Hidden Places

5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10

Explore Anchorage's architecture and "hidden" places with us on this season's final Summer Bike Tour. Take photos and share highlights from your favorite stops. Use the tags #AMBikeTour and #AnchorageMuseum to possibly be featured in an upcoming photo essay on our blog. The museum's summer bike tours are in partnership with Bike Anchorage.

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Sun Salute:

Celebrating the Eclipse

8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21
Observe the 2017 Solar Eclipse from the museum’s front lawn. We'll be open an hour early with coffee, a solar telescope and other eclipse-viewing equipment. Free. LEARN MORE

Films and flight



Bering: Equilibrium and Resistance

4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2
Mexican photographer and conceptual artist Lourdes Grobet presents a glimpse into the lifestyle of the remaining members of one of the world’s oldest cultures in this feature-length documentary. Shown in conjunction with the Polar Bear Garden exhibition. Included with admission. LEARN MORE

Conversations in the Dome

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3
Take flight with the full-dome program Living in the Age of Airplanes, followed by a discussion about flying in Alaska with by pilot Mark Ransom. buy tickets

Local Learning


Lunch and Learn Alaska:

History of Film

Noon Thursday, Aug. 10
Discover the evolution of film in Alaska with Curator of Film and Archives Michael Walsh. Lunch and Learn Alaska offers history and context around Alaska lifeways. LEARN More

Reality Bites:

Real Alaskans Get Real

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10
Stars of Discovery Channel’s landmark reality series "Alaska: The Last Frontier," and "Flying Wild Alaska" share how fame has affected their lives. Moderated by Alaska Dispatch News “Reality Check” columnist Emily Fehrenbacher. Included with admission. Read More

Upcoming: Museum Expansion Grand Opening


New Northern Narrative

Mark your calendar for the museum expansion's grand opening weekend Sept. 15-17

From Preservation to Exhibition

On view in the new Alaska exhibition, opens Sept. 15-17
Like many objects on view in the upcoming Alaska exhibition (opening in September), this Alutiiq hunting hat tells a remarkable story. Read More ON OUR BLOG

Interact with us

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Find your zen

Museum Store
Shop Northern designs  
  Fresh Alaska fare  




Credits: Banner image photo courtesy of artist Nat Baldwin. First Friday photo by Akela Collective. Allison Warden photo by Don Mohr. Summer Bike Tour photo by Anchorage Museum. Sun Salute photo via iStock. Bering: Equilibrium and Resistance film still from documentary. Conversations in the Dome, Lunch and Learn and Reality Bites photos via Pexels. New Wing photo by Anchorage Museum. From Preservation to Exhibition photo: Alutiiq Hunting Hat, joint accession with the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, Alaska. Photo credit: Bonhams & Butterfields. Interact with us film still courtesy of Hybrid Color Films. Visit the Museum Store and Happenings at Muse by Anchorage Museum.
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