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University of Alaska Museum of the North

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Address: 907 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
Phone Number: +1 907-474-7505
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison,...

See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison, explore the art of Alaska and discover treasures from thousands of years of cultural history.

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 - 1.5 million artifacts and specimens - are organized into 10 disciplines (archaeology, birds, documentary film, earth sciences, ethnology/history, fine arts, fishes/marine invertebrates, insects, mammals, and plants) and serve as a valuable resource for research on climate change, genetics, contaminants and other issues facing Alaska and the circumpolar North.

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Well laid out museum of Alaskan history and life. Enjoyed the variety of exhibits. Each geographic region told the story of the people and animals of that area. The animal... read more

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well laid out museum of Alaskan history and life. Enjoyed the variety of exhibits. Each geographic region told the story of the people and animals of that area. The animal displays were very interesting-for example, there was a lynx. In pull out drawers under the display were stuffed animals that it would have eaten. Not only that it ate snowshoe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This comprehensive, but not overwhelming, museum touches all the key attributes of Alaska's natural and social history. There are special areas set aside for younger visitors. I was there in early December, so there were programs that were not available, but it was clear that there was much more available for those who planned their trip.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum does not have much out in view. But some of the rooms are ok or good. The museum in Anchorage is much, much better overall.

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Thank geraldmf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to know more about the history and the wild animals in Alaska, the museum should be a pretty good place to go.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is my first time visit the museum and because the city tour bring me here! Before I went there, I thought it is just a museum and would be boring! But after visited, it is impressed to show all the big animals and natives culture in Alaska! I just fell in love with it. Since I was joining the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is really good, you can see fairbanks from a hill and that is really nice! The museum is not too big but has lots of nice natural history of the region and well worth an afternoon. We reached there around lunch time and could have a sandwich at the coffee shop (which was very reasonably priced) before exploring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is so much more than just another museum. We expected to kill an hour or two here but spent most of the day going from one interactive exhibit to the next. What a wonderful learing experience for those of all ages. No matter how much you konw about Alaskan history or the natural world you will leave here knowing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice museum. Doesn't take long to go through and the information is very helpful and interesting. Totally recommend going there to get a better understanding of the culture, the history, wildlife, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each of the five times we have stayed in Fairbanks Alaska we have visited this very interesting Museum.The view from this MUSEUM SHOWS THE Fairbanks surroundings stretching out for miles and inside there are so many wonderful things to find out about Bill and Sara Redhead Sydney Australia

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The theater and Sound Room display were closed while we were there, which was very disappointing. Otherwise, I liked the museum.

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