Elmendorf AFB, AK MuseumsAnchorage has lots of great museums, including:
The Alaska Native Heritage Center: Dedicated to preserving Alaska Native culture.
The Alaska Museum of Science & Nature: This museum has exhibits and collections on prehistoric animals, including dinosaurs and ancient mammals; ice (more interesting than you might think); Alaskan geology; and modern Alaskan animal skeletons, including bears, wolves, and whales.
The Alaska Aviation Museum focuses on the most important form of transport in Alaska, air transport. This museum includes a number of planes, including some outdoor exhibits, indoor planes, helicopters, and a bush pilot hall of fame.
The Anchorage Museum: This museum showcases cultural artifacts, arts, and the Imaginarium Discovery Center, a science museum for younger and not younger science enthusiasts.
The Alaska Center for Performing Arts: This arts center houses a concert hall, two theaters, and hosts orchestras, a dance company, Alaska's only opera company, a junior theater company, and a chorus.