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Alaska Museums Surveys and Data

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

Question 3: Annual onsite attendance

Year Respondents Total Onsite Attendance
2020 83 1,631,640
2010 22 971,543
2000 52 2,256,931

 

Question 4: Annual offsite attendance

2020 Total Offsite Attendance: 117,091

Question 5: Annual online attendance

2020 Total Online Attendance: 7,386,670

Question 6: Annual attendance by local residents

2020 Total Local Residents Attendance 232,630
Percentage of Total Onsite Attendance 14%

 

Question 7: Annual school group attendance

2020 Total School Group Attendance 50,367
Percentage of Total Onsite Attendance 3%

Note: The survey team recognizes that the term "school group" may have been unclear, and led to responses including either total number of students or total numbers of school groups.

Question 8: Annual tourist attendance (out-of-town visitors)

2020 Total Tourist Attendance 805,929
Percentage of Total Onsite Attendance 49%

 

Question 9: When is your institution open to the public?

Year-round 56.63% 47
Seasonally (Spring/Summer/Fall) 19.28% 16
Seasonally (Spring/Summer) 13.25% 11
Other 8.43% 7
Not open to the public 1.20% 1
Special events or request only 1.20% 1
Seasonally (Fall/Winter) 0.00% 0

Question 10: Do your visitors reflect the diversity of your community?

Yes 46.34% 38
Somewhat 35.37% 29
Do not know 14.63% 12
No 3.66% 3

Question 11: General adult admission price

$0/Do not charge 39.02% 32
$1 - $5 23.17% 19
$6 - $10 18.29% 15
$11 - $19 9.76% 8
Donation suggested 7.32% 6
$20+ 2.44% 2

Question 12: Does your institution or friends group offer a membership program?

Yes 58.54% 48
No 41.46% 34

Question 13: If there is a membership program, how many total members do you have?

2020 Total Members 13,840
2000 Total Members 11,276