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University of Alaska Museum of the North

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Address: 907 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
Phone Number: +1 907-474-7505
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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University of Alaska Museum

A great way to learn about & enjoy some of the history, AND animals of Alaska! A good price if you are going to spend the day...but a bit pricey for us, as we got there 1 hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dryden, New York
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Dryden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great way to learn about & enjoy some of the history, AND animals of Alaska! A good price if you are going to spend the day...but a bit pricey for us, as we got there 1 hour before closing (and the price was the same). BUT....we really got to enjoy the place in our hours time :-).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well displayed artefacts about Alaska, as well as stuffed animals, a lot of information about the history and live in Alaska.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is always on our list when taking visitors around the local area. The kids liked checking out the drawers opening below some of the exhibits. Don't miss the art exhibits upstairs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the best small museums I have seen. It introduces in a manageable way, a summary of Alaska -- historic artifacts and art (contemporary Alaskan art included), the wildlife of Alaska, the Tlingit culture, a brief visual history of Alaska -- and was a good foundation for the rest of our travels through this amazing land.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite the $12 admission, we were glad we went to the Museum of the North at the University of Fairbanks. We got there by public bus--free to seniors--and enjoyed the view of the city below. The displays are choice and beautifully displayed. My husband spent most of his time in the Natural History section while I very much enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be honest didn't expect much but was rather surprised by the quality of the exhibits, the local culture portrayed and the art of the area. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have the time, make it a point to visit this museum. The three floor museum offers a varied and informative insight of Alaska, the First Nation peoples, it's natural history and native culture. Exhibits include Native costumes and dress, artwork, weapons, pre-historic exhibits (mastadon, etc), and interactive displays. Plan on spending about 2 hours at the museum if... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must stop in Fairbanks, plus it is free for military families. Great to learn about Alaska and fun for all ages. Always a stop we make when friends come and visit. Take your time and explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a well laid out museum and the information is very well presented. The Aleutian section is particularly interesting but everything in the museum is outstanding. If you come to Fairbanks don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Be sure to make time to watch the 3 informative movies that you can watch for $5.00 more than admission cost. Great history museum!

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