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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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“sound room” (20 reviews)
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1962 Yukon DR, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
1962 Yukon DR, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
+1 907-474-7505
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My kids (8 and 10) love natural history museums. It’s a lot smaller than most we’ve been to but we all still learned a lot and enjoyed ourselves. I personally like how it is set up geographically. The northern lights movie seemed a bit dated...More

Thank Tsunamidoll
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had planned on stopping by the museum for a couple of hours on a cold winter day, and ended up staying there for 5 hours. The museum is full of great information. When you begin to feel information overload, you can go outside and...More

Thank TravelbugHNL
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worth the ride up just to see the view on the hill. Friendly staff, good exhibits.Nice gift shop and coffee shop.

Thank Deb K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on our first day in Alaska. A good place to learn about the history of landscape and animals in Alaska. Good starting place to learn about Alaska.

Thank A7115GX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tons of great info on what the university is researching, as well as natural and cultural history of Alaska. They have short movies too. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Vdunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks was my very first destination when I visited the city last December 2017. It was freezing cold outside (at -4 degrees Fahrenheit) and the whole surrounding was covered with snow, but I couldn't miss visiting...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really interesting museum- full of both historical and natural information about the northernmost parts of the U.S. The art portion is smaller, but equally interesting. I've not explored the "kid portion" of the museum. A good view of the collection, not necessarily...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was highly recommended from everyone in town and they did not disappoint I really enjoyed myself especially in -20 below degrees warm place to go

Thank Lauralee55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum. Particularly liked the Denali mountain trek through the ages. Last time I was in Fairbanks the upstairs was closed but it was open this past week and enjoyed the "outhouse". I was also able to get some beautiful pics of the mountain...More

Thank Susie1962S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very strong museum in terms of natural habitat and local art. Great view of the city and distant mountains.

Thank Julie G
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