Frequently Asked Questions
Why Wasilla, Alaska?
Great Question! Our most frequently asked one! Our simple answer is, "Well it's got to be somewhere!" This exhibit, you're also correct, should be in places like LA, Chicago, or New York. One day it will be. This is the very first time anything of this magnitude has been attempted. The very thought that Newton, Galileo, Martin Luther and dinosaurs could co-exist in an open museum setting stirs the imagination. This intimate setting also allows us to listen to you the patron on the "likes" and "dislikes". Your feedback is very important to us.
What are the hours of operation?
We are open Monday thru Saturday 9am to (last entry at 7pm) 8pm. We are open Sunday from 12 to 5pm and last entry at 4pm.
Can you explain a little about what is to be expected from the moment I arrive?
There are 5 video monitors on the exhbit floor to help you connect the timeline. You don't have to see the videos but it is encouraged. There are over 100 items on display. There are museum curators available to give you guided tours at no extra cost.. This is a very popular feature and helps tie the whole exhibit together. We strongly encourage you to call ahead and reserve your private tour guide.
Who or what group owns the material?
Another great question. All the items on display are privately owned. You mean that an individual or individuals can own dinosaurs, Dead Sea Scroll fragments and ancient rare Bibles? Yes. An individual can.
Is the material really real?
Once again, another very popular question. Yes! Everything you see on display is real and as represented.
Is this a science exhibit or a religious exhibit?
Yes. The greatest debate in the history of man - is on display. "Religion vs Science" - does science provide the answers? Does the Bible? Does both? This exhibit is not designed to answer the question with a one-sided showing but both sides and encourage the patron to think about his or her position.
How do I get tickets?
Ordering tickets online is the easiest way. You cannot order tickets over the phone. You can buy tickets at the door but ordering your tickets online guarantess you an entry. We encourage you to order your tickets as soon as you can! This event will have sold out days, especially on weekends. When you buy your tickets - you are not buying a for a set time or day. Just come on over! You'll get priority entry no matter what day or time you arrive.
I'm a school teacher and want to bring my class - what do I do?
Great! It's easy. Call the number - 907.376.2888. We'll book your time and date you want to arrive. We'll even open early and give you private access. This is a very popular feature and we only allow one school in at a time before normal business hours. This allows the teacher one on one access with the students un-interrupted. If you want to come in during normal hours - then please order your tickets in advance and a courtesy call would be greatly appreciated so that we know you are coming.
Is the exhibit wheel chair accessible?
Yes, it is!
Are there museum staff to help answer questions?
Yes, we are there and ready to assist.
Are pictures allowed?
Yes! We want you to take pictures! Please be courteous to your fellow patrons and try and resist using flash.
How do I make sure I take part in the museum tours?
Call ahead! There is a wealth of information and items on the floor to see. Please call ahead and reserve your curator.
I'm confused. I can bring my group before 9am?
Yes. We hope students of all ages take advantage of this. As of August 30th, 2010 - Only a handful of weekday dates are open. We encourage you to take advantage of this feature. Teachers have the entire museum to themselves to instruct how they see fit.
"Origins" runs from October 20, 2010 to November 28, 2010
Monday through Saturday: 9am to 8pm (Last entry 7pm)
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
449 West Parks Highway
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
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