Alaskan artist, Carl R. Battreall, takes you through a photographic journey of ice. Take a closer looks at the science of color and light through glaciers and the Alaskan environment. Explore the scientific and artistic wonders of geological landforms.
Surprisingly, Alaska was not completely covered in giant ice sheets during the last ice age. The ICE AGE exhibit highlights daily life in ice age Alaska from the migration of mammoth predators and prey that roamed Alaska’s grassy interior then--and now. Explore the science and unearth a deeper understanding of what scientists and archeologists have known and discovered over time. As our planet warms, more and more of the Earth's history is revealed, and for 12,000 years daily life in Alaska continues to evolves.
Travel back in time and meet top predators such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex) and Troodon. View specimens (real and cast) and fossils of their prey. Investigate the dinosaur-bird linage by examining specimens, eggs, and feathers. Discover how these POLAR DINOSAURS adapted to their unique Alaskan environment and learn more through a hands-on touch table containing a wide range of casts including dinosaur claws, teeth, spikes, horns and dinosaur bones.
RUTH SCHMIDT GALLERY OF ROCKS AND MINERALS
Meet the scientist, Dr. Ruth A. M. Schmidt was one of Alaska's first female geologists. Learn about her endless contriubtions to the State of Alaska in the Schmidt Mine Gallery of Rocks and Minerals. Learn about the Museum's geology collections through spectacular specimens. Explore how metrorites, fluorescing minerals, and patterns in nature play a role in our Northern enviornment.
The museum's collection of bird species ranges from raptors to sea birds to dinosaurs. In the Mesozoic Era, there wasn't just one "missing link" that connected dinosaurs and birds, but dozens of them: small, feathered dinosaurs are displayed in a tantalizing mix of dinosaur-like and bird-like traits. Learn more about migration patterns in Alaska, and discover how human plays a critical role in the environment. Alaska is ever-evolving and is not the end of the Earth but rather the gateway to a diverse and bountiful eco-system.
ALASKA ANIMALS AND OUR ENVIRONMENT
The ALASKA ANIMAL AND OUR ENVIORNMENT reveals the past, present, and future environments through adaptations over time. Explore the importance of how animals adapt to our evolving climate through habitat, diet, camouflage, and seasonal patterns. A wide variety of Alaska animals, small and large scale, mounted specimens and dioramas on view. Compare and contrast the skulls from over 30 different animals.
The museum is located in the most diverse community in the nation. Join the community convergence on cultural understanding and common concerns based on the Earth's geological timeline and our geographical location -- we're all connected--one Planet. Examine human impact over time through a macro and micro lens. Join the museum's participatory GREEN MACHINE initiative. The Eco-Museum is an interactive learning eco-system of understanding life on Earth.
XTREME MAMMOTHS: QAGNAX' CAVE
Geo-archaeologists hae unearthed the most recent remains of a mammoth discovered in North America. In 2003, the University of Alaska Anchorage professor, Dr. Kristine Crossen led an expedition to Qagnax' Cave and made several significant discoveres. The bones, found in a cave on Alaska's remote Pribilof Islands, may represent the last bastion of the giant animals, or megafauna, which once freely roamed the continent.