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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1962 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
+1 907-474-7505
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is beautiful. You get to learn about the development of this ice paradise. Totally recommended to go by yourself and explore the museum.

Thank Aldo H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were blown away by this museum. The history I learned about the Aleuts, the different Indian tribes and their treatment was enlightening to say the least. We spent hours in there and could have spent longer. The building itself is a work of art,...More

Thank pehight
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum had an incredible amount of history in it, the displays were great you got a good picture of live in Alaska

Thank bill w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit and not overpriced. Has different sections about each region of Alaska and very informative. Good place to visit with friends/family from out of town.

Thank NicoleC0814
Reviewed 1 week ago

two stories, downstairs was great with the different wildlife and stories. The information on the Aleut people relocation during the WWII was new to me had never heard that part of history. I was impressed with the art upstairs in the gallery.

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first thing I did when I arrived. The person at the information desk was super informative about all kinds of stuff to do here. I walked around Museum took photos, watched aurora movie, visited gift shop and enjoyed my time at the...More

Thank emnurseliz3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too much to see to fully appreciate in the time I had. Modern and well staffed. Very informative about the History, the culture and obviously the science of the Northern Lights

Thank Tania486
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is an excellent point-of-interest in Fairbanks. This is a "must see" when you visit Fairbanks. Great for all ages.

Thank Fabioacampos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very close location to Fairbanks and worth a visit. The exhibits are great and offer a history of Alaska. We paid extra and watched a movie at the cinema but I don't think it was worth the extra money - the exhibits had all the...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe I wasn't expecting it to be as thorough or as engaging, but I was really blown away by the Museum of the North! They have a fantastic collection of Alaskan art, history and natural science. If you're in Fairbanks, don't miss this museum!

Thank LGBTtraveler
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