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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1962 Yukon DR, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
+1 907-474-7505
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got in late and I guess we rushed a little but still covered most of the museum and the gift shop of course. Well worth the visit.

Thank Kurt I
Reviewed 3 days ago

A bit out of town, west part of the city. Modern facility that had a museum that covered all things Alaska, and an upstairs art museum. Although comprehensive, the museum was a bit confusing. They blended lots of different things into a small space. Art...More

Thank Jammerman52
Reviewed 6 days ago

A good winter activity to get to know more about life and history of Alaska. About the wildlife of in Alaska.

Thank TravelSMaua
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum had some great displays about Alaska's history, plus some art work by Alaska residents, but we really wanted to visit the room where you can listen to seismic activity all over Alaska. Unfortunately, it was closed. Maybe next time....

Thank PJMS_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here in an attempt to fill up days while waiting to, hopefully, see the Aurora Borealis at night. Awesome little museum. Just the right amount of exhibits to keep you entertained without getting bored.

Thank SnapDragonfly
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will have a very good overview of the Fairbanks area and history of the area. There is also an Art expo on the second floor. Plugins for your car in the winter.

Thank svbelvedere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the blue baby was the treasure of the museum. very impressive. the museum also made it very educational that a lot of things was put there so people can learn a lot from it. The view outside the hotel was also very nice.

Thank CamnoENG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great day at the museum and learned a lot about Alaska. The 30 minute movies were a nice touch.

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take time to visit the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska. There are several exhibits you are unlikely to see elsewhere.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful presentations. Saw a movie about the Aurora that was very informative. All of the displays are tastefully presented Must pay for parking and an entrance fee.

Thank nickzs2017
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