Juneau-Douglas City Museum
A visit to The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will introduce you to the rich and diverse community of the greater Juneau-Douglas area through exhibits focusing on local history, art and culture. Open year round, we offer permanent exhibits on fishing (including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap), mining, skiing, Southeast Alaska Native history and lifestyles, politics and statehood. We also offer a variety of temporary exhibits throughout the year including shows by local artists and topical exhibits on local history and culture.
Summer Hours (May – September)
Weekdays: 9am - 6pm
Weekends: 10am - 4:30pm
Summer Admission (May – September)
$6 General Admission
FREE ages 12 and under
The City Museum store features items by local artists, books and trail guides by local authors, jewelry, Capitol souvenirs, postcards, and more.
Permanent Exhibits Highlight:
Wood and Waterways, A look at Tlingit Canoes: This permanent exhibit invites visitors to learn about the construction, use, and maintenance of Tlingit canoes and paddles from pre-history to today. This interactive exhibit allows visitors to learn the steps involved in making a canoe and about types of paddles. A video from a 2014 canoe journey allows visitors to see a contemporary canoe being made and used for travel between Haines and Juneau.
Life on the Water: With no land roads connecting Juneau to other communities, this permanent exhibit celebrates Juneau’s unique maritime lifestyle. Flip-up portholes provide information about Tlingit Canoes, Early Exploration, Steamships, the three USS Juneau naval ships, Freight, Ferries, and Modern Cruise Ships. A “Shipwrecks of Northern Southeast Alaska” map is accompanied by information of seven steamship wrecks which occurred within the boundaries of the City and Borough of Juneau.
Juneau Businesses Exhibit: This exhibit offers a glimpse into the commercial history of Juneau through objects, including an “I Spy” interactive.
2019 Summer Exhibits:
The Rhythm of Winter: What We Do in the Cold and Dark. This summer, the City Museum will seek to answer a frequently asked question by our summer visitors: “What is it like to live here in winter?” In response, the exhibition, The Rhythm of Winter: What We Do in the Cold and Dark will illustrate the history of the indomitable Juneau spirit by showcasing what we do in winter, past and present.
Legacy, by Christianne Carillo. Legacy is a collection of paintings by Christianne Carrillo which illustrate the impact of plastics on our environment. Blending her love of anatomy and art, Christianne would like to open the discussion through this exhibit about the legacy human beings will leave on Earth: "When all Earth’s creatures have gone. our legacy will always remain: plastic."