The Alaska Experience Theatre is just one block west of where the old Denali Theatre stood. The theatre is located in one of Anchorage’s most historical and culturally-rich areas. During the 1964 earthquake, the earth dropped more than 10 feet away from 4th Avenue. So as you look out below from 4th Avenue to 3rd Avenue, you can only imagine how much land was taken away by the natural forces of an earthquake that measured 9.2.
The theatre offers local schools a unique setting to teach in with the use of a state-of-the-art 3D-capable projection system and an assortment of larger-than-life pictorial panels found in the 4th Avenue Marketplace.
Elementary, middle school, high school and college teachers can obtain lesson plans and more information from the USGS website Students & Teachers Earthquake Link.
Other websites the relate to the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake include the following:
The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964
1964 Alaska earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The March 27, 1964 Great Alaska Tsunami and its Effects in the Gulf of Alaska
Historic Earthquakes photos
Alaska Region Earthquakes
Call to book your reservation at (907) 278-3263 or email us.