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University of Alaska Museum of the North

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Address: 907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone Number: +1 907-474-7505
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See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison,...

See the state's largest collection of gold and a mummified steppe bison, explore the art of Alaska and discover treasures from thousands of years of cultural history.

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 - 1.5 million artifacts and specimens - are organized into 10 disciplines (archaeology, birds, documentary film, earth sciences, ethnology/history, fine arts, fishes/marine invertebrates, insects, mammals, and plants) and serve as a valuable resource for research on climate change, genetics, contaminants and other issues facing Alaska and the circumpolar North.

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Great Exhibits for $12

The Museum of the North is not super huge, but the amount of information and exhibits is really really well done. You can learn about any aspect of Alaska that you can think of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Crystal L
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Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Museum of the North is not super huge, but the amount of information and exhibits is really really well done. You can learn about any aspect of Alaska that you can think of. It is organized and curated very well. The topics range from the northern lights, Alaska Natives, history, wildlife, to prehistoric life in Alaska and more! For... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the museum, a mix of science, culture, and history. Well presented info in a small space. I particularly liked learning about the internment of Japanese and native people during WWII and the role women played in frontier life. Well done!

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Thank Jackie E
Theresa B, Public Relations Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. I hope you also had a chance to explore our Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery on the upper level. And the special exhibit all about Alaska's dinosaurs. Best, Theresa Bakker UAMN Marketing & Communications Manager More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to visit in Fairbanks! New special exhibits every season, plus natural history and modern art.

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Thank AKPatty
Theresa B, Public Relations Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your support. Theresa Bakker UAMN Marketing & Communications Manager More 

Arroyo Grande, California
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very well laid out and we'll documented. The short movies were very interesting and informative.

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Thank Margaret K
Theresa B, Public Relations Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed the movies. I hope you were able to explore our special exhibit about Alaska in the Age of Dinosaurs. Theresa Bakker Marketing & Communications Manager More 

Goleta
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116 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great history with a perspective that is purely local and fascinating. Many tales of women were surprisingly included. Biology was well represented and a solid contribution from the arts made this a truly unique museum.

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Theresa B, Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We are proud of the museum's role as the repository for natural history specimens from state and federal agencies, as well as our fine arts and cultural collections. Best, Theresa Bakker Marketing & Communications Manager More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our kids loved going here. We have gone at least 10times over the last 2 years. It is always clean and the staff is always nice and willing to help. Great way to see things about Alaska.

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Thank delrays2012
Theresa B, Public Relations Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased to hear that your kids have enjoyed the museum as we've made it our priority to appeal to all ages. I hope they've had a chance to see our dinosaur exhibit. Best, Theresa Bakker UAMN Marketing & Communications Manager More 

Torreon, Mexico
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30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a interesting museum featuring a lot of the culture of Alaskan tribes, also tons of real animals. the building its really unique. the bad thing its that within an hour you would be done with all the museum. other than that if you spare a copuple of hours its a MUST

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Theresa B, Public Relations Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I hope you were able to see all of our special exhibits, including the Vogel 50X50 story in the Collections Gallery and the story of Alaska during the Age of Dinosaurs in the Special Exhibits Gallery. Our Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery on the second floor is also an exhaustive overview of art in Alaska... More 

Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia
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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum of the north has amazing information about all parts of Alaska. You can see the wildlife that existed, wildlife that exists and the native culture of the land. In addition, the art displays in the musuems are beautiful and quite indicative of Alaska. Finally, do watch the movies if you get a chance.

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Thank ManishSydney
Theresa B, Public Relations Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback of your visit to the museum. I am so pleased to hear that you appreciated the galleries and the movies. Best, Theresa Bakker UAMN Marketing & Communications Manager More 

Santa Cruz, Ca
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the museum and a nice way to get out of the cold. Incredible view worth the drive alone. The campus is clean, the students look so happy and the empires look like they are just happy to answer any questions you may have

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Theresa B, Public Relations Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Best, Theresa Bakker UAMN Marketing & Communications Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our recent visit to Alaska we decided to visit this Museum, and we were so happy we did. They have displays of the local natives which included great history of Alaska. My wife was so exited, and our kids took so much interest about all the wonderful art. This surely was a cool place to visit in Alaska. We... More 

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Thank Jack W
Theresa B, Public Relations Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and the nice review. I hope the kids were able to explore our special exhibit about dinosaurs in Alaska. Take care, Theresa Bakker UAMN Marketing & Communications Manager More 

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