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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

This venue was part of our tour package, and although we spent the better part of a morning there, it wasn't nearly enogh time. Great displays with informative yet easy to read descriptions, and so much to see and do. From the larger than life...More

Thank awaywego123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful museum, kid friendly with lots of activities and touch exhibits. Fascinating mix of dinosaurs, natural history, Alaskan history and art. Beautiful view of the Fairbanks valley and Alaskan mountains. The gift shop is also amazing.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thought we'd stop by here to see how it was. Being in Alaska for the summer, none of the exhibits were anything "new". Interesting exhibit with prehistoric animals and local art gallery was great. You do have to pay a couple dollars for parking since...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the best museums we've visited, and we have visited many! There's so much information- plan to stay awhile. You can learn about the indigenous peoples throughout their history. I thought I knew a great deal about World War II. but I...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed my time here immensely. This is a great museum for children. The exhibits were well put together. There are several exhibits with "please touch" signs, it's very interactive. I watched "Dynamic Aurora" in the auditorium, it gave me a deeper understanding of what...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The history of the North is great. When I have studied World War II and other historical events, the people of the North were omitted. It was wonderful to hear about how the natives were so poorly treated by the US Government.

Thank fredtierney17
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great history lesson of the beginning of Alaska and the people and animals that you can find there. Good visit on a rainy day. Beautiful location. Can be reached by a free shuttle bus.

Thank kurts868
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a senior, getting to the museum is super easy. Public bus is FREE for seniors and stops right in front! The exhibits are terrific and the film on the Aurora is great.

Thank 774cecel
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

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