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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%
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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

Spent two hours wandering around, reading all the detailed information on area history, people, animals, etc. great exhibits. Loved the building. If I’m ever in Fairbanks again will definitely return. I think the fee was around $10 pp and it was worth it.

Thank oldeagle2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

I usually hate museums (I was the one that walked right by the Louvre in Paris), so when this one was suggested, I balked. The only reason I went was because I thought they would have a souvenir that I had been looking for. However,...More

Thank GCC25
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a bit of time out of your day to visit the museum and go through its great exhibits - a little education never hurt anyone - and you also get to view the beautiful UAF campus on the way. My suggestion, though: you don't...More

Thank anamauka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum with a wide variety of displays about Alaska. My wife and I visited in November 2017 on our first ever trip to Alaska. This was an excellent way for us Midwesterners to get oriented to the very different history, culture, terrain and...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to learn about Alaska history. Very interesting! From beginning to present. Had so many exhibits. Great place to take your family too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 NC0814
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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