Education and programs

Exhibits and Collection

The Alaska Native Heritage Center collection showcases all of the indigenous cultures in Alaska. There are tools, watercraft, clothing, pieces of art, drums and more. See these Items on display in the Hall of Cultures.

The "Aggravated Organizms" by Elizabeth Ellis and Drew Michael are featured in the theatre. This is a collection of human sized wooden masks carved by Drew Michael and painted by Elizabeth Ellis. The 10 magnified masks explore how all living organisms are made of cells and sometimes these bodies of cells are overtaken by disease.

Explore the five different cultures:
Athabascan - Understanding and Adapting to What Life Brings
Yup’ik, Cup’ik - See Connections
Inupiaq, St. Lawrence Island Yupik - Honor Your Elders
Aleut, Alutiiq - Share What You Have
Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian - Know Who You Are

Also - New acquisitions     Statehood Exhibit for Alaska