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Museum From Home

Alaska museums and cultural centers offer a rich diversity of online learning opportunities, activities, and experiences that you can explore right from your home!

Thanks to our partners at the Alaska State Museum for compiling this fantastic resource for anyone who would like to learn more from Alaska's museums, with special thanks to educator Christine Huff from the Alaska State Museum for conducting extensive research to make this resource available.

Below is a list of many of the resources available for your #MuseumFromHome journey as of May 2020.

Not finding what you're looking for? Check out our List of Alaska's Museums to find more of Alaska's museum and cultural center offerings. Or, search #MuseumFromHome or #MuseumFromHomeAK on social media to find more ways to interact with Alaska's museums and cultural centers.

If you work for a museum or cultural center and would like to add or update information, please contact us.

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Alaska History Alaska Native Cultures Art

Aviation Earth Science Historic Buildings Kids Activities

Links to other Resources Military Mining

Museum Tour Natural History Statewide Services

Teacher Resources US History

This list is organized by subject matter, and many museums may appear multiple times due to the multi-disciplinary nature of Alaska's Museums.


Alaska History

Alaska Jewish Museum

Anchorage

www.alaskajewishmuseum.com

907-770-7021

Oral history of 1964 earthquake (2 1/2 minutes). Online exhibits of Jewish Alaska History.


Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum

Nome

www.nomealaska.org/department/indez.php?structured=12

907-443-6631

YouTube channel with short movies-fishing, mining and general info: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8fUdMdNDHof5dPtzyUQn


Denali National Park And Preserve

Denali Park

www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm

907-683-9532

Denali History Nuggets - a series of short articles relating to Alaska History and Denali Park, Sled dog info and photos, virtual tours of park.


Haines Sheldon Museum

Haines

www.sheldonmuseum.org

907-766-2366

"History Tidbits" twice weekly on Facebook page.


Juneau Douglas City Museum

Juneau

www.juneau.org/library/museum

907-586-3572

Online exhibits, Kids downloadable activities, I Spy activity, totem pole walking tour, poetry activity.


Ketchikan Museums (Tongass Historical Museum and the Totem Heritage Center)

Ketchikan

www.ktn-ak.us/MuseumsFromHome

907-225-5600, 907-225-5900

Virtual aviation exhibit, slideshow on fishing, artifact of the month, downloadable totem/heritage pole coloring book, resource list.


Kodiak Maritime Museum

Kodiak

www.kodiakmaritimemuseum.org

907-486-0384

Facebook blog.


Palmer Museum of History and Art

Palmer

www.palmermuseum.org

907-746-7668

Historic photo project.


Sitka History Museum

Sitka

www.sitkahistory.org

907-747-6455

Online history videos, online exhibits, Sitka History Minute, featured artifacts.


Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka

www.nps.gov/sitk/index.htm

907-747-0110

Large digitized photography collection of early Sitka History, Virtual totem tour, 3D Totem pole tour.


Soldotna Historical Society and museum

Soldotna

www.soldotnamuseum.com

907-262-3832

Online tour of historic buildings.


Tenakee Historical Collection

Tenakee Springs

www.tenakeehistoricalcollection.org/tenekeespringshistory/

907-736-2243, 907-736-2226

Tenakee Springs history.


Valdez Museum

Valdez

www.valdezmuseum.org

907-835-2764

Online collections database of artifacts and photos, "Tales from the Archive" info on artifacts.


University of Alaska Museum of the North

Fairbanks

www.uaf.edu/museum

907-474-7505

Images of Alaska Native Cultural artifacts, virtual tour, online exhibits, Alaska Artists, videos and podcasts.


Alaska State Museum/Sheldon Jackson Museum and Alaska State Library and Archives

Juneau/Sitka

www.museums.alaska.gov/asm/

907-465-2901

Online art exhibits, Alaska Flag curriculum, WWll badges, Weaving Demo, printable games booklet, virtual tour (Sheldon Jackson), digital historical archives.


Klondike Goldrush National  Historical Park

Skagway

www.nps.gov/klgo/index.htm

907-983-9200

Lots of Online Chilkoot trail histories, histories of women, goldrush events, Photos, then/now comparison photo galleries, 3D Virtual tour of Skagway’s historic buildings.


Alaska Native Cultures

Anchorage Museum

Anchorage

www.anchoragemuseum.org

907-929-9201

Dena'ina word of the week, short oral histories of Athabaskan elders, Artist video clips, Movies about Alaska, Dena'ina ABC Book, online art exhibits, behind the scenes tours.


Inupiat Heritage Center, Ilisagvik College

Barrow

www.north-slope.org/departments/inupiat-history-language-and-culture/inupiat-heritage-center

907-852-2611

Links to online archive of photos of people and artifacts.


Museum of the Aleutians

Unalaska

www.aleutians.org/exhibitions

907-581-5150

Online- Chiilulux: The Long Journey Home virtual exhibit.


Alaska Indian Arts

Haines

www.alaskaindianarts.com

907-766-2160

Online gallery of Native Art.


Alutiiq Museum

Kodiak

www.alutiiqmuseum.org

844-425-8844

Alutiiq Pinguat—Beads, a documentary film on a recent arts program — https://vimeo.com/403459516. Alutiiq Arts Advocacy project webpage — https://alutiiqmuseum.org/shop/arts-advocacy. Culturally-themed crafts and activities page — https://alutiiqmuseum.org.


Duncan Cottage Museum

Metlakatla

www.wdcmuseum.weebly.com

907-886-3637

Historic photos, Tsimsian.


Juneau Douglas City Museum

Juneau

www.juneau.org/library/museum

907-586-3572

Online exhibits, Kids downloadable activities, I spy activity, totem pole walking tour, poetry activity.


Ketchikan Museums (Tongass Historical Museum and the Totem heritage center)

Ketchikan

www.ktn-ak.us/MuseumsFromHome

907-225-5600, 907-225-5900

Artifact of the month, downloadable totem/heritage pole coloring book.


Simon Paneak Memorial Museum

Anaktuvuk Pass

www.north-slope.org/departments/inupiat-history-language-and-culture/simon-paneak

907-661-3413

Rosetta Stone-Inupiaq.


Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka

www.nps.gov/sitk/index.htm

907-747-0110

Tlingit and Haida large digitized photography collection of early Sitka History, Virtual totem tour, 3D Totem pole tour.


Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center

Sitka

www.jukebox.uaf.edu/Sitka/progrm/htm/seaicc.htm

907-747-8061

Tlingit-recordings with cultural artists.


University of Alaska Museum of the North

Fairbanks

www.uaf.edu/museum

907-474-7505

Images of Alaska Native Cultural artifacts.


Haines Sheldon Museum

Haines

www.sheldonmuseum.org

907-766-2366

"History Tidbits" twice weekly on Facebook page, printable coloring pages, songs in Tlingit.


Alaska State Museum/Sheldon Jackson Museum and Alaska State Library and Archives

Juneau/Sitka

www.museums.alaska.gov/asm/

907-465-2901

Online art exhibits, Weaving Demo.


Art

Alutiiq Museum

Kodiak

www.alutiiqmuseum.org

844-425-8844

Contemporary Art Gallery page — https://alutiiqmuseum.org/explore/collections/types-of-collections/contemporary-art.


Anchorage Museum

Anchorage

www.anchoragemuseum.org

907-929-9201

Dena'ina word of the week, short oral histories of Athabaskan elders, Artist video clips, Movies about Alaska, Dena’ina ABC Book, online art exhibits, behind the scenes tours.


Valdez Museum

Valdez

www.valdezmuseum.org

907-835-2764

Online art exhibit of student art.


Alaska Indian Arts

Haines

www.alaskaindianarts.com

907-766-2160

Online gallery of Native Art.


Juneau Douglas City Museum

Juneau

www.juneau.org/library/museum

907-586-3572

Online exhibits, poetry activity.


Alaska State Museum/Sheldon Jackson Museum and Alaska State Library and Archives

Juneau/Sitka

www.museums.alaska.gov/asm/

907-465-2901

Online art exhibits.


Aviation

Alaska Aviation Museum

Anchorage

www.alaskaairmuseum.org

907-248-5325

Photos of Alaska airplanes, with brief history of each and its importance.


Pioneer Air Museum

Fairbanks

www.pioneerairmuseum.org

907-451-0037

Photos of planes in museum with histories, crash history.


Ketchikan Museums (Tongass Historical Museum and the totem heritage center)

Ketchikan

www.ktn-ak.us/MuseumsFromHome

907-225-5600, 907-225-5900

Virtual aviation exhibit.


Earth Science

Alaska Jewish Museum

Anchorage

www.alaskajewishhistory.com

907-770-7021

Oral history of 1964 earthquake (2 1/2 minutes).


University of Alaska Museum of the North

Fairbanks

www.uaf.edu/museum

907-474-7505

Space activities, Online Videos-Dinosaurs, Aurora.


Historic Buildings

Alaska Association for Historic Preservation

Anchorage

www.alaskapreservation.org

907-929-9870

List and descriptions of ten most endangered Alaska historic properties in 2020.


Alpine Historical Park

Sutton

www.alpinehistoricalpark.org/2773.html#XrmU-IqlahA

907-745-7000

Photos and historical information about buildings in the park.


Sentinel Island Lighthouse

Juneau

www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=826

907-586-5338

History of sentinel lighthouse, photo gallery of lighthouse.


Sullivan Roadhouse Historical Museum

Delta

www.alaska-highway.org//sullivan-roadhouse-2/

907-895-5068

History of Sullivan Roadhouse.


Wasilla Museum and Visitor Center

Wasilla

www.cityofwasilla.com/departments-divisions/museum/exhibts-and-collections

907-373-9071

Photos of historic Wasilla town site buildings with descriptions.


Klondike Goldrush International Historic Park

Skagway

www.nps.gov/klgo/index.htm

907-983-9200

3D Virtual tour of Skagway’s historic buildings.


Kids Activities

Alutiiq Museum

Kodiak

www.alutiiqmuseum.org

844-425-8844

Alutiiq kids activities, Alutiiq alphabet, Crafts.


Juneau Douglas City Museum

Juneau

www.beta.juneau.org/library/museum

907-586-3572

Kids downloadable activities, I Spy activity, poetry activity.


University of Alaska Museum of the North

Fairbanks

www.uaf.edu/museum

907-474-7505

Kids online crafts, games.


Valdez Museum

Valdez

www.valdezmuseum.org

907-835-2764

Art activities for kids, student art show.


Anchorage Museum

Anchorage

www.anchoragemuseum.org

907-929-9201

Dena'ina word of the week, Movies about Alaska, Dena'ina ABC Book, Kids crafts.


Haines Sheldon Museum

Haines

www.sheldonmuseum.org

907-766-2366

Printable coloring pages, songs in Tlingit.


Links to other Resources

Denali National Park And Preserve

Denali Park

www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm

907-683-9532

Links to NPS.gov.


Ketchikan Museums (Tongass Historical Museum and the totem heritage center) Ketchikan

www.ktn-ak.us/MuseumsFromHome

907-225-5600, 907-225-5900

Links to other online museum exhibits and educational resources.


Wickersham House/Tanana Yukon Historical Society

Fairbanks

www.tananayukonhistory.org

907-456-8947

Links to other Alaska history resources.


Military

Alaska Aviation Museum

Anchorage

www.alaskaairmuseum.org

907-248-5325

Photos of Alaska airplanes, with brief history of each and its importance.


Alaska Veterans Museum

Anchorage

www.alaskaveterans.org

907-677-8802

Several online military related items and stories.


Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

JBER

www.jber.jb.mil/Services-Resources/Environmental/Nike.aspx

907-552-0310

Brief history of Cold War in Alaska.


Kodiak Alaska Military History Museum

Kodiak

www.kadiak.org

907-486-7015

Digital archives and photos of collection of military artifacts.


Prince William Sound Museum

Whittier

www.pwsmuseum.org

907-472-2354

Military history, photos, WWll, Cold War.


Alaska State Museum/Sheldon Jackson Museum and Alaska State Library and Archives

Juneau/Sitka

www.museums.alaska.gov/asm/

907-465-2901

WWll badges.


Mining

Circle Historical Museum

Circle

www.steesehighway.org/centralarea/organizations/museum/cenorgmuseum.html

907-520-1893

Online exhibit of museum displays of mining equipment.


Valdez Museum

Valdez

www.valdezmuseum.org

907-835-2764

Goldrush names database.


Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum

Nome

www.nomealaska.org/department/indez.php?structured=12

907-443-6631

YouTube channel with short movies-fishing, mining and general info: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8fUdMdNDHof5dPtzyUQn8Q


McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum

McCarthy

www.mccarthykennicotthistoricalmuseum.com

crnw2011@gmail.com

Online photos of mine buildings, collection.


Klondike Goldrush International Historic Park

Skagway

www.nps.gov/klgo/index.htm

907-983-9200

Lots of Online Chilkoot trail histories, histories of women, goldrush events, Photos, then/now comparison photo galleries.


Museum Tour

Alutiiq Museum

Kodiak

www.alutiiqmuseum.org

907-4866-7015

Alutiiq Museum 360-degree tour: https://alutiiqmuseum.org/explore/virtual-tour


Anchorage Museum

Anchorage

www.anchoragemuseum.org

907-929-9201

Behind the scenes tours, with various museum staff.


Denali National Park And Preserve

Denali Park

www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm

907-683-9532

Virtual tours of park.


Prince William Sound Museum

Whittier

www.pwsmuseum.org

907-472-2354

Online tour of museum exhibits.


University of Alaska Museum of the North

Fairbanks

www.uaf.edu/museum

907-474-7505

Virtual tour.


Sheldon Jackson Museum

Sitka

www.museums.alaska.gov/sheldon_jackson/sjhome.html

907-747-8981

Sitka Only


Natural History

Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

Homer

www.fws.gov/refuge/alaska_maritime/visit/visitor_center.html

907-235-6961

Printable bird lists.


Alaska Sealife Center

Seward

www.alaskasealife.org

800-224-2525

Daily live programs on YouTube at 12:00pm and 2:00pm, live aquarium webcams 9am-5pm, virtual field trips, Species info pages, Seal or seal lion online game, Youtube animal videos.


Alaska Zoo

Anchorage

www.alaskazoo.org

907-346-2133

Free distance learning programs (see schedule on website), private virtual lessons ($30), live polar bear webcam.


Alutiiq Museum

Kodiak

www.alutiiqmuseum.org

844-425-8844

Alutiiq --Plants and traditional uses.


Pratt Museum

Homer

www.prattmuseum.org

907-235-8635

Natural History Field Guides to marine animals.


Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve

Copper Center

www.nps,gov/wrst/index.html

907-822-5234

Videos of volcanoes, wildlife, research.


University of Alaska Museum of the North

Fairbanks

www.uaf.edu/museum

907-474-7505

Videos and podcasts of wood frogs, dinosaurs, birds, aurora, Virtual kids activities, butterflies and moths, and images.


Denali National Park And Preserve

Denali Park

www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm

907-683-9532

Denali History Nuggets-a series of short articles  relating to Alaska History and Denali Park, Sled dog info and photos, virtual tours of park, links to NPS.gov.


Statewide Services

Alaska State Museum

Juneau/Sitka

www.museums.alaska.gov/asm/

907-465-2901

COVID-19 resources for Museums, Grant-in Aid, Museum Connect.


Teacher Resources

Alaska Sealife Center

Seward

www.alaskasealife.org

800-224-2525

Virtual Field trips, downloadable lesson plans.


Alaska State Museum and Alaska State Library and Archives

Juneau/Sitka

www.museums.alaska.gov/asm/

907-465-2901

Downloadable Lesson Plans.


Anchorage Museum

Anchorage

www.anchoragemuseum.org

907-929-9201

Downloadable Lesson Plans.


Juneau Douglas City Museum

Juneau

www.juneau.org/library/museum

907-586-3572

Hands on Loan Program, Downloadable Lesson Plans.


Pratt Museum

Homer

www.prattmuseum.org

907-235-8635

Links to downloadable teacher lesson plans about sea life.


Sheldon Jackson Museum

Sitka

www.museums.alaska.gov/sheldon_jackson/sjhome.html

907-747-8981

Hands on Loan Program.


University of Alaska Museum of the North

Fairbanks

www.uaf.edu/museum

907-474-7505

Downloadable Lesson Plans.


US History

Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo

Anchorage

www.wellsfargohistory.com

This Day in History-daily stories about an event in history.


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