The museum exhibits are the best introduction to Alaska’s diverse wildlife, people and land.
Gallery of Alaska
This gallery introduces Alaska’s five major geographic regions in highlights of the objects and artifacts, people, wildlife, geography and history of each region. Rent an Audio Guide to hear wild life sounds and stories about living in Alaska. Find out more here.
This gallery features distinctive short-term exhibits, designed and built by the museum staff to explore a variety of subjects. The unique space is located adjacent to the Museum Store. Find out more about our exhibit, Denali Legacy: 100 Years on the Mountain, which tells the story of the first ascent of North America's tallest mountain.
The Place Where You Go to Listen
The Place Where You Go to Listen is a unique sound and light environment created by composer John Luther Adams. This ever-changing musical ecosystem gives voice to the rhythms of daylight and darkness, the phases of the moon, the seismic vibrations of the earth and the dance of the aurora borealis, in real time.
Enjoy the current art presentation, watch the museum expansion unfold through time-lapse photography, and explore the museum’s multimedia resources. Relax on the comfortable furniture as you browse through our collection of books and maps, or investigate the hands-on-activities for kids of all ages.
This top-rated Alaska destination displays the artistic creations that make the museum a leading cultural heritage center.
Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery
Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art, traditional and modern. Examine ancient ivory carvings and Alaska Native objects, used for ceremony or for everyday life. See paintings, photographs and sculptures. From the functional to the fantastic, each object reveals Alaska’s artistic influence.
Survey Alaska’s historical paintings of the 19th and 20th century from the Museum’s collections. Works by recognized painters, including, Sydney Laurence, Theodore Lambert, James Stewart, Eustace Ziegler, Jules Dahlager are featured. Download Alaska Classics Art Object Labels Booklet (pdf)
A selection of eight photographs by the late Michio Hoshino portray the grandeur of Alaska’s landscape and reveal intimate moments of wildlife.
Expansion Vision Realized illustrates the Museum’s building expansion design and construction.
Walk around the museum to experience the architecture and see outdoor exhibits: Denali by Christiane Martens; Totem by Bernard Hosey; Everyone’s Grandfather totem by Nathan Jackson; Mosquito totem by Amos Wallace; a Trans-Alaska pipeline cleaning pig and an 1841 Russian-American Blockhouse.