List of museums in Alaska

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This list of museums in Alaska is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Town/City Borough Region Type Summary
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum Anchorage Anchorage Southcentral Aviation Historic aircraft and aviation history of Alaska
Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo Anchorage Anchorage Southcentral Multiple Website, features Alaskan Native artifacts & fine art by Alaskans, history of the Wells Fargo Company in Alaska's Gold Rush era
Alaska Museum of Science and Nature Anchorage Anchorage Southcentral Natural history Website, dinosaur skeletons, fossils, rocks, geology, wildlife
Alaska Native Heritage Center Anchorage Anchorage Southcentral Native American Showcases the indigenous culture of the Alaska Natives, including tools, watercraft, clothing, art, drums and more
Alaska State Museum Juneau Juneau Southeast Multiple Website, Alaska Natives, history, natural history & art
Alaska State Troopers Museum Anchorage Anchorage Southcentral Law enforcement Commemorates Alaska State Troopers & features a variety of historical memorabilia, including a restored 1952 Hudson Hornet patrol car.
Alaskaland Pioneer Air Museum Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Interior Aviation Website
Alfred Starr Cultural Center and Museum Nenana Unorganized Interior Native American - Alaskan Native Website
Alutiiq Museum Kodiak Kodiak Island Southwest Native American Website - Alaskan Native
American Bald Eagle Foundation Museum Haines Haines Southeast Natural history Website
Anchorage Alaska Center Anchorage Anchorage Southcentral Multiple Website, visitor center, exhibits on natural, historical, and cultural features throughout the state
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center Anchorage Anchorage Southcentral Multiple Art, history & culture of Alaska; largest museum in Alaska.
Anvik Historical Society and Museum Anvik Unorganized Interior History Information, look for listing
Baranov Museum Kodiak Kodiak Island Southwest History Website, run by Kodiak Historical Society
Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum Nome Unorganized Arctic Alaska History Website
Chugach Museum Seward Kenai Peninsula Southcentral Native American Website - Alaskan Native
Clausen Museum Petersburg Petersburg Southeast History Website
Cordova Historical Museum Cordova Unorganized Southcentral History Website
Dorothy Page Museum Wasilla Matanuska-Susitna Southcentral History Website
Duncan Cottage Museum Metlakatla Unorganized Southeast Historic house Facebook site
Eagle Historical Society & Museums Eagle Unorganized Interior History Website
Elmendorf Wildlife Museum Anchorage Anchorage Southcentral Natural history Small museum located at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Information, look for listing
Fairbanks Community Museum Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Interior History Website
Hammer Museum Haines Haines Southeast Technology Features over 1,700 hammers and related tools, ranging from an ancient Roman battle axe to modern novelty hammers
Hope & Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum Hope Kenai Peninsula Southcentral History Website
Imaginarium Anchorage Anchorage Southcentral Science Only hands-on science museum in Alaska. Moving to site of Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Ilanka Cultural Center Cordova Unorganized Southcentral Native American Website - Alaskan Native
Inupiat Heritage Center Barrow North Slope Arctic Alaska Native American Recognizes contributions of Alaska Natives to the history of whaling. Contains exhibits, artifact collections, library & room where traditional crafts are demonstrated & taught.
Juneau-Douglas City Museum Juneau Juneau Southeast History Website
Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center Kenai Kenai Peninsula Southcentral Multiple Website, Native Americans, natural history, history, art
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Skagway Skagway Southeast Military Includes Mascot Saloon museum, historic Moore House
Knik Museum Wasilla Matanuska-Susitna Southcentral History Website, operated by the Wasilla-Knik Historical Society
Kodiak Maritime Museum Kodiak Kodiak Island Southwest Maritime Website
Kodiak Military History Museum Kodiak Kodiak Island Southwest Military Website
Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum Valdez Unorganized Southcentral Multiple Natural history, Native American artifacts, formerly the Alaska Cultural Center, operated by Prince William Sound Community College
Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Interior Multiple Website, Native American culture, history and natural history of Interior Alaska
Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry Wasilla Matanuska-Susitna Southcentral Multiple Website, transportation & industrial artifacts
Museum of the Aleutians Unalaska Unorganized Southwest Archaeology Website
Museum of the North Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Interior Multiple Part of University of Alaska, art, history, culture, natural history
NANA Museum of the Arctic Kotzebue Northwest Arctic Arctic Alaska Native American NANA: Northwest Arctic Native Association, National Park Service website (building structure), Info
Oscar Anderson House Museum Anchorage Anchorage Southcentral Historic house Built in 1915 by early Anchorage resident Oscar Anderson & became the first wood-frame house in Anchorage. Completely restored to 1915 appearance.
Palmer Museum of History and Art Palmer Matanuska-Susitna Southcentral History, Art Website
Pioneer Museum Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Interior History Website, located in Pioneer Park
Pratt Museum Homer Kenai Peninsula Southcentral Natural history Local history, natural history, art, culture
Prince William Sound Museum Whittier Unorganized Southcentral Multiple Website, WWII and Cold War military history of Alaska, 1964 earthquake
Seward Community Library Museum Seward Kenai Peninsula Southcentral History website
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center Haines Haines Southeast History Website
Sheldon Jackson Museum Sitka Sitka Southeast Native American Alaskan Native artifacts
Simon Paneak Memorial Museum Anaktuvuk Pass North Slope Arctic Alaska Native American - Alaskan Native website
Sitka Historical Museum Sitka Sitka Southeast Local history Formerly the Isabel Miller Museum, focuses on Sitka's history from the Tlingit people, through the European explorations & Russian era & after.
Sitka National Historical Park Sitka Sitka Southeast Multiple Includes Tlingit ethnographic items, Tlingit & Haida totem poles, Russian American historical & archaeological collections, 1843 period Russian Bishop's House
Skagway Museum and Archives Skagway Skagway Southeast History Information
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center Ketchikan Ketchikan Gateway Southeast Natural history Website
Sullivan Roadhouse Historical Museum Delta Junction Unorganized Interior History Information
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum Talkeetna Matanuska-Susitna Southcentral History Website
Tongass Historical Museum Ketchikan Ketchikan Gateway Southeast History Website
Totem Heritage Center Ketchikan Ketchikan Gateway Southeast Native American - Alaskan Native Traditional arts and crafts of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures
Trapper Creek Museum Trapper Creek Matanuska-Susitna Southcentral History Website
Valdez Museum Valdez Unorganized Southcentral Local history Website
Wrangell Museum Wrangell Wrangell Southeast History Website

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