Alaska Museum of Natural History

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Expansive museum displays rocks, dinosaur fossils & hands-on casts of bones in educational exhibits

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After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through history with today’s Groupon to Alaska Museum of Natural History. Choose between the following options:

  • For $5, you get two tickets for adult admission (a $10 value).
  • For $10, you get a family museum outing (up to a $22 value), which includes the following:
  • Two tickets for adult admission (a $5 value each).
  • Up to four tickets for children’s admission (a $3 value each).<p>

Alaska Museum of Natural History presents rock specimens, fossils, and animal sculptures as delegates from Alaska’s different geological periods. Intrepid knowledge seekers explore the lives and TV viewing habits of early Alaskan predators and their mammoth prey in the exhibit on the Ice Age. The Polar Dinosaurs exhibit illuminates the evolutionary connection between dinosaurs and birds with displays of skeletons and eggs, as well as a touch table for handling casts of claws and bones. A world of hoots and caws awaits visitors in the On the Wing exhibit, where a collection of avian specimens traces the development of the modern-day bird from the Wright Brothers’ first plane. The Schmidt Mine-Geology area reveals the geological clues that geologists and historians use to uncover prehistoric data, and Alaska’s Animals exhibits stuffed specimens of the state’s contemporary fauna, from marine mammals to toothy predators.

Alaska Museum of Science and Nature

With its craggy mountains, monochrome tundra, and verdant valleys, Alaska itself stands as a monument to the beauty and power of nature. Focusing on the state's prehistory, the Alaska Museum of Science and Nature's sprawling collection of artifacts educates the public with engrossing and educational dioramas and displays. Among the museum’s notable exhibits is its newest installation, Ice, which delves into the profound geological changes wrought by the last Ice Age. Likewise, the Schmidt Mine exhibit lets visitors touch and pick up craggy specimens from the collection, including meteorites and fluorescent stones. Ancient mammoth bones and fearsome saber-tooth tiger jaws show patrons the fauna encountered by Alaska's first human inhabitants, whereas fully assembled dinosaur skeletons transport viewers even further back in time, way before the Jurassic Park movie came out.

Customer Reviews

A fun place to take your child for an educational hands on experience.
Sally B. · July 27, 2014
My kids love dinosaurs and knowing the history of Alaska!
Ebony A. · December 30, 2013
The museum is great! A lot of hands on for the kids =)
Christopher B. · December 23, 2013
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    Mountain View

    201 N Bragaw St.

    Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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