Facility Access Information
Wheelchair Parking Location
9 steps one railing, but also fully-ADA ramp & railing
at the front desk
Some restrooms are accessible
Accessible Restroom Location
Sitting Area Location
throughout museum galleries
Accessibility Page URL
Other Programs for Audiences with Diverse Needs
Alzheimer’s, autism, special education tours, etc.
The Alaska State Museum is Alaska's premier cultural institution with permanent exhibits showing hundreds of objects from the museum's collection of Alaska Native objects, artifacts from the Russian America period (1741-1867) and items from the American period. Temporary exhibits showcase contemporary Alaskan artists. The museum is 2 floors with an elevator and a circling rampway that spirals around a life-size eagle nesting tree, leading to the second floor. Lighting is subdued to protect the objects - especially the colors on the textiles - from fading. However, flashlights are available at the front desk. Visitor services staff are available, any time the museum is open, to assist visitors with special needs. Objects from the hands-on collection are available so that visitors can get a closer look and feel of things like hundred-year-old snow goggles, unique inventions like a Tlingit halibut hook, and various pelts of animals used in Alaska Native artwork.