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University of Alaska Museum of the North

1962 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
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1962 Yukon DR, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of the North located on the University of Alaska's campus is small (with only 2 floors), but full of interesting displays and art work by native people. The Natural History section is full of great exhibits with good explanations. There is also a...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As an older adult, I really enjoyed all of the museum. My six year old grandson really enjoyed the animals and the art display that was there at the time and made up of natural items. I do wish there had been more for him...More

Thank Pam B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum can seem a little pricey up front (it's $15 for adults) and after seeing their permanent Alaska collection I was a little disappointed. However, upstairs they have art exhibits that are really good and made the visit for me. There's also a fun...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are impressed by how much effort the museum put into their displays. Very educational and informative. It introduces a wide range of the Northern culture here including wild animals, early residents’ history, immigrants, eskimos’ culture and even collects ice age Mammoth scull! It is...More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they have some great exhibits and history of alaska. it is a must see you want to know about the heritage of alaska. two floors full of exhibits.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the museum and the view from the campus. Would definitely return, especially in winter.

Thank JonyTumbles
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a perfect combination of visual and informational history. They actually let you touch authentic prehistoric animal bones! I learned a great deal about Alaska’s history and also had an opportunity to wander an exhibit by native artists including one in the sound...More

Thank Monica W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is in an attractive building at the University. Its largest gallery is basically Alaskan history, with some stuffed animals for the natural environment. Don't miss Blue Babe the bison. There are some fascinating bits of information here, for example there is an extensive...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful museum. Learned so much about Alaska and the history and residents we really enjoyed the Aurora film too.

Thank Chief21
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything I read and heard about this museum turned out to be true. It's a fantastic tribute to Native Alaskan artists, the native animals of Alaska, it's prehistoric life, and everything in between. The museum is in a beautiful, open and clean building and everyone...More

Thank Katherine M
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