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Alaska State Museum to close for Christmas and New Year's Day

Posted: December 20, 2012 - 1:05am

The Alaska State Museum will be closed to the public on Christmas Day and on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

Temporary exhibits on display at the museum include a solo artist exhibit by Alaska science illustrator Kristin Link entitled “Notes from Nature: A Naturalist-Artist in Alaska’s Wilderness”; “Coastal Impressions: A Photographic Journey Along Alaska’s Gulf Coast” – an exhibit sponsored by the Cook Inlet RCAC and developed in partnership with NOAA consisting of images from a geological survey of Alaska’s coastal zones; and “Alaska Positive 2012” – the museum’s biennial juried photography exhibit.

Alaska Positive will be on display through Jan. 5, and Notes from Nature and the Coastal Impressions exhibits will be up through Jan. 12.

During the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Discounted winter admission is $3. Visitors 18 and under are admitted free of charge. An annual pass that allows unlimited visits to the Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is available for $15. Assistance is available for visitors with special needs by contacting Visitor Services at 465-2901 before the visit.

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