Alaska Native Heritage Center
The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a premier cultural center sharing the rich heritage of Alaska's 11 major cultural groups. Visitors experience Alaska Native culture first-hand through engaging storytelling, authentic Native song and dance, artist demonstrations, Native Games demonstrations and more. Unique opportunities to interact and participate create an enlightening educational experience for young and old alike.
- The Gathering Place is center stage for Alaska Native dancing, compelling Native Games demonstrations and intriguing storytelling.
- The Hall of Cultures features exhibits and demonstrating Alaska Native artists. Visitors discover more about each of the five major culture groups through engaging exhibits. Alaska Native craft activities will keep the children entertained.
- The theatre hosts a variety of movies all day, including the Heritage Center produced film, Stories Given, Stories Shared. This introductory film offers an opportunity to learn about the many different cultures of Alaska Native people, its beautiful landscape and climates all highlighted from each of the regions in Alaska.
Guests stroll through six authentic life-sized Native dwellings situated in a wooded area around beautiful Lake Tiulana and are introduced to the traditional life ways of the Athabascan, Inupiaq/St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Yupik/Cupik, Aleut, Alutiiq, and the Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples.
Each village site has a traditional structure along with artifacts that each group used in their daily lives. Make sure to see the whale bones at the Inupiaq site; a favorite spot for picture-taking. Visit with the culture representatives in each village site.
8800 Heritage Center Drive