Kids Activities in Downtown

Up to 52% Off Guitar Lessons

Mammoth Music

Downtown

$60 $29

Instructors help students learn to strum tunes on guitars

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 51% Off Bowling

Center Bowl

Anchorage

$45 $22

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Bowlers send pins clattering in a 50-year-old bowling alley with Brunswick synthetic lanes, auto-scoring, and touchscreen controls

Up to 54% Off Kids’ Bounce Visits or Party

Bouncin' Bears

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

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Inflatable slides, obstacles, and castles greet kids within a supervised play center; parties include drinks and supplies

Up to 55% Off Kids' Group Swim Lessons

Swim Like A Fish

Multiple Locations

$25 $12.50

Group classes for ages 3 or older have a maximum of 4 students per instructor, so kids get individualized attention while learning to swim

Up to Half Off at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

Anchorage International Airport

$20 $10

Five hangars, three theaters, and more than 20 vintage aircraft give visitors a glimpse into Alaska's aeronautical past

Up to 73% Off Kids' Baseball Camp

Alaska Baseball Development Program

Multiple Locations

$240 $95

Baseball camps emphasize fundamentals; the initial camp includes an appearance from former pro Steve Larkin from the Cincinnati Reds

Up to 60% Off Bounce-House Rentals

For Fun Alaska

Northeast Anchorage

$299 $149

Kids bounce around in cake- or castle-shaped inflatables, try their hand at bouncy boxing, or enjoy a complete self-service birthday package

Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry – 50% Off

Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry

Meadow Lakes

$18 $9

Visitors browse trains, cars, and other pieces of machinery that have contributed to Alaska’s industrial past and present

50% Off Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand Up Alaska

Wasilla

$130 $65

Standing atop a paddleboard, adventurers cruise the tepid water of Wasilla Lake as they soak in the surrounding scenery and wildlife

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Since 1999, The Marx Bros. Café and chef de cuisine Jonah Cotter have joined forces at Muse to assemble Pacific Northwestern dishes spiced with influences from Asia and Europe. This culinary team drizzles bright, citrusy sauces over fresh coastal seafood, sears high-quality steaks and cuts of venison, and bakes decadent desserts in-house. Servers shuttle each carefully crafted plate to the vibrant, contemporary dining room, where floor-to-ceiling windows and candy-red pillars surround mod crimson chairs. This dramatic design is no doubt influenced by Muse’s location in the Anchorage Museum, where art, history, and science exhibits are designed to instill a deep understanding of the human experience. The restaurant encourages diners to schedule reservations that coordinate with museum events, or to rent the dining room for private parties and games of pin the tail on the Picasso.

625 C St
Anchorage,
AK
US

The most popular films at the Alaska Experience Theater covers a monumental moment in area history: the devastating Good Friday Earthquake of March 27, 1964. After learning about the quake's massive power in the adjoining museum, viewers enter an earthquake simulator, shaking along with hydraulic tremors as a brand new documentary drives home the quake's destructive scale.

The Alaska Earthquake Experience is just one of the various short documentaries on Alaskan history and lifestyle screened at the theater throughout the year. In the 96-seat main theater, a 40-foot screen commands attention. The theater displays longer documentaries along with cult classics, independent films, and wide release blockbusters. In addition to hosting these screenings, the theater can also be rented out for use in weddings, conventions, or other memorable events.

The Alaska Experience Theater's dedication to lively historical learning also extends outside of its walls. Out in the marketplace, two permanent exhibits reveal more information about the earthquake and display the full collection of prints by Alaskan artist Fred Machetanz.

333 W 4th Ave
Anchorage,
AK
US

Supporting education. Building a stronger community. Creating accessibility. Alaska Junior Theater aims to do all that and more. The nonprofit organization hosts youthful audiences at educational and entertaining performances, which address subjects such as geography, social studies, and history. Dedicated to bringing the arts to the community at large, the organization also partners with villages and rural school districts throughout Alaska and includes bus transportation in its youth ticket sales.

430 W 7th Ave
Anchorage,
AK
US

It can be hard to tell the difference between a beautiful dream and an actual tour from Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises. Participants enjoy surreal experiences such as taking a boat cruise right up to the face of Portage Glacier, or heading to an active mine to learn gold-panning techniques superior to just yelling "Gold!" and hoping it comes when called. Tours also traverse across Alaska's wildlife, giving guests an up-close look at belugas, eagles, and bears.

423 E 5th Ave.
Anchorage,
AK
US

Anchorage City Trolley Tours introduces visitors to multifarious attractions in the City of Lights and Flowers, including the world's busiest floatplane base on Lake Hood, the monuments at Earthquake Park, and the waves of Cook Inlet. While Alaskan-raised trolley drivers dish out useful info and fascinating history about each part of the city, riders will smell Anchorage’s famous flowers and spot majestic moose eating grass and debating their retirement options. Be sure to show up 15 minutes early to nab a seat next to the large, photo-friendly windows inside the heated, enclosed apple-red trolley. Potential passengers should fill out the online seat reservation page to secure a spot.

4th Ave. and F St.
Anchorage,
AK
US

Though Alaska Dance Theatre has yet to receive many reviews, the dance company has more than 700 Facebook followers.

621 W 6th Ave
Anchorage,
AK
US