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University of Alaska Museum of the North

907 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
+1 907-474-7505
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Discover Alaska Native cultures, natural wonders and diverse wildlife all in one stop. Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art. See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison. Discover treasures from thousands of years of cultural history. Learn about Arctic dinosaurs and other research by museum scientists. Breathtaking architecture and award-winning exhibits make the museum an extraordinary destination. Movies shown daily. Museum Store and Cafe on site. Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the museum's labs and research space during the summer. Open year-round on the UAF campus. The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a thriving visitor attraction, a vital component of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the only research and teaching museum in Alaska. The museum's research collections - more than 1.5 million artifacts and specimens - serve as a valuable resource for research on climate change, genetics, contaminants, and other issues facing Alaska and the circumpolar North. Summer Hours: Daily 9am - 7pm Winter Hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
907 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
+1 907-474-7505
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Reviewed 2 days ago

IntGreat way to spend a rainy day (or a sunny one!) Very interesting. I hadn't been in years. Took a friend from out of town, today, and she loved all the information about the history of the area, prehistoric Babe,( the pnaturally mummified blue bison),...More

Thank webbotis
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoy visiting here and LARS each time we come to Fairbanks. The kids enjoy the exhibits. We sometimes see a movie ($5). Very informative and well kept. Staff were all friendly . Easy to spend 2-4 hours

Thank CAtravelerCA
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting exhibits. i liked the artwork on the second floor. Too bad the elevator was out-of-order. Nice little coffee bar. Good gift shop. I noticed the floor was uneven, especially in the seam between carpet and hard floor. I almost tripped. A member of my...More

Thank bmc007
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No military discount unless you are stationed in Alaska. No senior discount. Nice displays but no place for elderly to sit inside where displays are. you also must pay to park

Thank sharon t
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a wonderful spot in the middle of Fairbanks. Very informative and top notch displays. Think this is a must see in Fairbanks. The lower level was mainly the historic museum and the top was an art museum. Wish we would have gotten the...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a quite interesting museum and well worth the trip. Good design and excellent presentation. Nice grounds, very nice exhibits, and excellent art giving one a taste of Alaska and its people and history.

Thank Rupert54
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is definitely worth visiting when you are in Fairbanks. The building that houses the museum is beautiful and there are a number of excellent exhibits about native history, Alaska's flora and fauna, and Alaskan state history. Since we started our trip in Fairbanks,...More

Thank mafels
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth the trip to the museum. Take the shuttle not a taxi- taxi 20.00, shuttle 3.50 a person. Learn from our mistakes. Museum was amazing, so beautiful. Well worth it.

Thank Bobbie C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Museum has from native history to gold rush to Alaska state history. The exhibits are very interesting and many hands on for the younger museum goers. The museum also has an art gallery on the second floor. The art gallery has a nice selection...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is very well done. We especially enjoyed their temporary exhibit about the internment of the Aleutian Island people during World War II. We circled back to go through this exhibit the second time.

Thank Linda S
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