As a state with few transportation options over a vast territory, Alaska fell in love with aviation from Day One, and developed a rich and textured aviation legacy — from rugged, pioneering independent bush pilots to remote military operations. Located on the world’s largest seaplane base, Lake Hood, at Anchorage International Airport, the Alaska Aviation Museum celebrates that rich aviation history. Each aircraft and artifact holds a fascinating, relevant, meaningful Alaska history back story.

The Alaska Aviation Museum also offers a robust education program, specializing in history and science, and compliant with STEM curriculum requirements. Click on the Explore Tab to learn more about education and tours. For the latest in museum news and events, find Alaska Aviation Museum on Facebook.

Open daily 9 AM to 5 PM during the summer (12-5 PM Sundays, closed Mondays in winter), it’s a substantial museum boasting:

  • 4 hangars of exhibits and vintage aircraft (20-30 flying vintage aircraft on display)
  • Outdoor exhibits
  • Restoration hangar (watch volunteers at work restoring vintage aircraft)
  • Control tower (watch seaplanes land and take off, including live real-time radio tower feed)
  • Flight simulators, including full-immersion, Oculus Rift virtual reality
  • Unique world class gift store
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