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Alaska Museums Surveys and Data

Data gathered from museums surveyed around Alaska during 1984, 2000, 2010, and 2020.

2020 Survey Available Now


This survey contains all the survey results, a discussion on methodology, and recommendations and insights gleaned from the survey.

83 museums participated in the 2020 survey. Listed in alphabetical order are the museums who participated:

  1. Ahtna Heritage Foundation
  2. Alaska Aviation Museum
  3. Alaska Botanical Garden, Inc.
  4. Alaska Jewish Museum
  5. Alaska Maritime Visitor Center
  6. Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation
  7. Alaska Museum of Science and Nature
  8. Alaska SeaLife Center
  9. Alaska State Museum
  10. Alaska Zoo
  11. Alpine Historical Society
  12. Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository
  13. American Bald Eagle Foundation
  14. Aunt Claudia’s Dolls, a Museum
  15. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  16. Big Delta State Historical Park
  17. Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum
  18. Chickaloon Village Traditional Council
  19. Chilkat Valley Historical Society
  20. Clausen Memorial Museum
  21. Copper Valley Historical Society
  22. Cordova Historical Society & Museum
  23. Elfin Cove Museum
  24. Excursion Inlet Cannery Museum
  25. Fairbanks Children's Museum
  26. Fairbanks Pioneer Museum
  27. Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
  28. Friends of Nike Site Summit
  29. Gustavus Historical Archives & Antiquities
  30. Hammer Museum Inc.
  31. Hope and Sunrise Historical Society
  32. Huna Heritage Foundation
  33. Independence Mine State Historical Park
  34. Juneau Douglas City Museum
  35. Katmai Park Group, NPS Alaska Regional Curation Center
  36. Ketchikan Museums
  37. Kitty Hensley House
  38. Kodiak History Museum
  39. Kodiak Maritime Museum
  40. Kodiak Military History Museum
  41. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
  42. Lake Clark National Park
  43. Last Chance Mining Museum
  44. Marie Drake Planetarium
  45. Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum
  46. Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center
  47. Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry
  48. Museum of the Aleutians
  49. Musk Ox Development Corporation d.b.a. The Musk Ox Farm
  50. Nolan Center
  51. Organized Village of Kake
  52. Oscar Anderson House
  53. Palmer Historical Society
  54. Palmer Museum of History and Art
  55. Pioneer Air Museum
  56. Port Alexander Historical Society and Museum
  57. Pratt Museum
  58. Resurrection Bay Historical Society
  59. Nunalleq Culture & Archaeology Center
  60. Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum
  61. Samuel K. Fox Museum
  62. Sealaska Heritage Institute
  63. Seldovia Museum
  64. Seward Community Library and Museum
  65. Sheldon Jackson Museum
  66. Sitka Historical Society & Museum
  67. Skagway Museum
  68. Soldotna Historical Society and Museum, Inc
  69. Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
  70. Talkeetna Historical Society (and Museum)
  71. Tanana Valley Railroad Museum
  72. Tenakee History Museum
  73. University of Alaska Museum of the North
  74. Valdez Museum & Historical Archive
  75. Wasilla Museum
  76. Wasilla-Knik Historical Society
  77. Western Arctic National Parklands
  78. Whittier Museum Association
  79. Wickersham House Museum
  80. Willow Historic and Wildlife Foundation
  81. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve