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University of Alaska Museum of the North

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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1962 Yukon DR, Fairbanks, AK 99775-9702
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This museum has such a good range of things associated with Alaska to portray from history to ecology to modern art!! It’s one of my favorites places in Fairbanks and I’ve visited several times. I always find something new that fascinates me!!

Thank Claire K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent nearly two hours at this museum. There is a lot to see on two floors, plus a 20-30 minute film. Our film was about the Northern Lights. Well done. What was a bit less well done was the pricing scheme....More

Thank RockiesExpert
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately while this is a good museum they want money. Three dollars to park, $14 for adults to enter, $5 for each movie. We have been to a lot of museums but this one wanted lots of $$$.

Thank Kim Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were told to visit this museum by Clarke from our Arctic Circle tour (Alaska Wildlife Guide)...we enjoyed seeing the artifacts and reading about the history of Northern Alaska!

Thank tamaravines
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We homeschool our 4 children between 9-14, so places like this are great. Lots of art, history and science are available here. Beautiful, clean facility as well. Important cultural interpretations are at your fingertips.

Thank Travis A
Reviewed 4 days ago

e visited the museum on a rainy day. We were drawn by the lure of seeing, "Blue Babe". The whole floor that we saw had great displays and many write ups about people from the gold rush days. We had not allowed enough time to...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's on campus so a fair hike or uber depending on where you are staying. Very interesting history photographs and taxidermy. Only a few rooms with the gift shop so easily covered in a few hours.

Thank Mat G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a pleasant Saturday morning here and found it a very worthwhile experience. It’s an impressive building and the exhibits are well laid out in geographic areas with an interesting time line. There are two films running but we didn’t have time to watch...More

Thank Nan K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice museum with lots of exhibition about Alaskan tradition and wildlife! There is a movie every hours on different topic , but require additional fee

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fantastic museum. 5 of us toured it and we all loved it. This is a must see while in Fairbanks. Even if you are sporty and outdoorsy, this is a take a break. relax, and enjoy so many things you've never heard...More

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