Museum Galleries


The museum exhibits are the best introduction to Alaska’s diverse wildlife, people, and land.   This top-rated Alaska destination displays the artistic creations that make the museum a leading cultural heritage center.

See bears, wolves, and dinosaurs, artifacts of Alaska Native ingenuity, birds - both resident and migratory, a mummified steppe bison, and artwork spanning 2000 years of Alaska history.

Download a gallery map pdf for both our main level and upper level by clicking the links.


Gallery of Alaska


This gallery introduces Alaska’s five geographic regions through objects and artifacts. Learn about the people, wildlife, geography and history of each region. From natural history to recorded history, see what we know about Alaska from the objects in our collections. Learn more here.


Special Exhibits

This unique space is located adjacent to the Museum Store and features short-term exhibits exploring a variety of subjects. Check back often to see what's new. Explore objects and topics surrounding the art, culture, history and science of Alaska. 


Family Room

Living Room

Relax on our comfy couches, enjoy puzzles and games for children and families, and explore our multimedia resources in this space. Browse through our collection of books and maps and investigate hands-on activities from previous special exhibits for kids of all ages.


Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery

Father of the Silver Salmon mask

Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art, from traditional to modern, in this award-winning gallery. Examine ancient ivory carvings and Alaska Native objects used for both ceremony and everyday life. See paintings, photographs and sculptures. From the functional to the fantastic, each object reveals Alaska's artistic influence. Learn more here.


Collections Gallery

The museum offers a rotating display of exhibits, featuring a unique look at the research and cultural understanding supported by the artifacts, objects and specimens from the museum’s collections and elsewhere. Explore the Expedition Alaska exhibit


Natural Wonders

Snowy Owl Chick, photography by Michio Hoshino

A selection of photographs by the late Michio Hoshino portrays the grandeur of Alaska’s landscape and reveal intimate moments of wildlife. Hoshino specialized in photographing Alaskan wildlife until he was killed by a brown bear while on assignment in eastern Russia.



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