Story last updated at 5/9/2012 - 1:16 pm
JUNEAU - On May 18, the Alaska State Museum presents its first-ever Alaska Museums Snapshot Day. Based on a concept Alaska libraries have been using for the past several years, on May 1, participating museums across the state snapped up to ten photos taken in and around their facilities and sent those images to the Alaska State Museum's Curator of Museum Services. The resulting slideshow which, in a matter of minutes, takes the viewer on a sneak-preview tour of every museum in Alaska, will play continually all day on the State Museum's Science on a Sphere projection system on May 18.
There is no extra charge for this whirlwind tour of Alaska Museums beyond the regular admission price.
In addition to the May 18 Science on a Sphere projection of the photos, snapshots from Alaska Museums Snapshot Day will be available on the Museums Alaska (the statewide museum professional organization) website, continuing to tell the story of museums' importance to the communities they serve, Alaskans in other parts of the state, as well as to society in general.
Summer hours at the museum begin May 13 and are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Summer admission is $7 with a $1 discount for seniors. Visitors 18 and under are admitted free of charge. An annual pass that allows unlimited visits to the Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is available for $15. Assistance is available for visitors with special needs. Please contact Visitor Services at 465-2901 before the visit.