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

Lots available at this museum to help visitors immerse themselves in local culture and history. Worth a trip up the the university to check this out!

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice museum with a lot of interesting artifacts and displays. Plan several hours to see all exhibits.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is very interesting and full of local wildlife (Stuffed of course) artifacts. Also the gold exhibit was very cool. I have never seen so many gold nuggets, very cool. The gift shop also has many items from local artisans. The movie shown at...More

Thank Tony O
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Alaska Museum of the North is in a fairly new, very modern, striking building. The exhibits are well down, with many posted "please touch". A history of the North is visually and intellectually interesting, with the largest wooly mammoth tusks we've ever seen! They...More

Thank MMR912
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum has some great artifacts and relics. The exhibits are excellent and filled with good information. Good history on Alaska , wildlife and inhabitants. Really enjoyed the clothing areas and wildlife. It is definitely worth a visit. Lots of information to glean. They also...More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many artifacts on display as well as some beautiful artworks. There is a film presentation for an extra charge. The museum is small but interesting. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank onefortheroad39
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum is a must see in Fairbanks. It traces the history of Alaska from early on tho today. The exhibits are well done and informative.

Thank budwodarski
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great collection of historical artifacts, presentation of native tribes and history, animals, and gold! Spent hours there.

Thank ahelf7
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great museum at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Displays a combination of history of the animals and people of the region. Don't forget to visit the listening room!

1  Thank skyhawk352
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum two days ago and really liked it. As a quilt artist and lover of art, I loved the mix of museum pieces with the art exhibitions. All the displays were very well thought out. Kudos goes to the...More

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