Alaska's largest museum is the best way to experience Alaska's art, history, science and culture. The Alaska Gallery provides a glimpse into the state's rich history while its collections of Alaska art showcase renowned artists. The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center features 600 rare Alaska Native artifacts and the Imaginarium Discovery Center offers a hands-on experience with earthquakes, sea life touch tanks, a planetarium, and more. Open May 1 to Sept 30, 9am to 6pm. Winter hours take effect Oct. 1; Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 6pm, Sunday noon to 6pm, closed Monday.