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University of Alaska Museum of the North

907 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
907 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
+1 907-474-7505
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is a gem. Lots of info about Alaska. Definitely pay the extra $5for the Aurora movie. 2 hours should be ample time.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is not large, but provides oodles of information about the history of this part of Alaska. We found the museum to be curated and presented in a wonderful fashion. The displays require quite a bit of reading so plan accordingly if you are...More

Thank kdlc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Terrific educational experience. We could have spent all day there even though it is not a huge faculty. Well organized and fascinating artifacts, information and art provided. Look forward to going back.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 days ago

As someone who have visited many museums in Chicago and Washington DC this museum was just ok. A few locals stated that it was ranked among the top 10 museums in the US; I find this hard to believe- maybe the among the top 10...More

Thank Landerson84
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss this museum. It has a fantastic art exhibit and wonderful displays of Alaska history. We spent about 2 hours here and enjoyed every minute.

Thank Travelboots777
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second stop on a tour of Fairbanks following a visit to the Thompson Center.Together these 2 sites gave us a good overview of the life of the early natives. Many great exhibits.

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very nice facility, geared only toward Alaskan history and art. We were not familiar with either so it was all new information to us. Don't overlook the Alaskan art exhibit upstairs. The coffeeshop staff was not nice.

Thank Jerin M
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you enjoy museums, don't miss this one. It's full of great displays, well organized, original, and informative. We spent about 3 hours in the museum and loved it. Denali was visible the day we were there and we were awed by it. We kept...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found the museum very interesting and full of facts. Displays were very well done and depicted the events at the time. We only wish it was an audio tour do we could listen instead of reading about everything. Well done

Thank 46JimH46
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very impressive. Made the Wednesday 1:00 PM Tour. It was pretty much given by students with the exception of few of the staff of the Geophysical Research Institute.

Thank Charles L
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