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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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A good museum for a university

The museum is a decent size considering it is a university museum. Very educational about Alaska history, culture, animals, etc. The ticket does not include movies, however the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Yang T
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is a decent size considering it is a university museum. Very educational about Alaska history, culture, animals, etc. The ticket does not include movies, however the movie ticket is good for all three movies playing at the time. We spent about two hours there without getting bored.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an unexpected gem of a museum! We loved it! It took about 3 hours to see everything...4 if you wanted to see the films...which were a little extra cost. Parking was an extra fee also. Great gift shop, too!

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Anderson, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a wonderful museum offering a wide range of exhibits and all things Alaskan. Take time, read the material provided with each exhibit and thrill in the discovery of the culture, climate, history, and even the bones of animals that have roamed the seas and tundras of Alaska.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a really good museum with a great deal of information about the history of the native americans in Alaska. The setting is also beautiful and it had a similar peaceful vibe to the Getty museum in Los Angeles being located on a hill overlooking the town of Fairbanks and has a modern design. It was $25 for two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice place to learn about the area, culture and Alaska's history. I was blown away about the history about the Aleutians history. Great to see work f of local artists. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Bee J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an excellent way to spend a few hours to learn all about Alaska. The interesting exhibits tell the story from the very beginning to the present day. You learn about the land, the animals and the people. There are short films scattered among the other exhibits that enhance the information. There are 3 longer films you can see... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family (2 adults and 4 school age kids) was in Fairbanks for a few days in August as part of our summer Alaska vacation. We like to take in and learn as much as we can about our vacation destination. This museum exceeded our expectations. The main exhibit hall had an excellent mix of exhibits and information about the... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum was interesting, but it only took us about an hour to see everything on display (including a short free video on the aurora borealis).

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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 review of the UA Museum of the North. I hope you were able to explore our special exhibit about Alaska's Age of Dinosaurs and our extensive art collection on display on the upper level. Theresa Bakker Marketing & Communication Manager More 

Carrollton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great museum for discovering the diversity of Alaska's cultural and natural history. In addition, for budding paleontologists, a nice display of dinosaur and mammal fossils, their tracks and the associated geologic history is on exhibit.

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

Thank you for this review of the UA Museum of the North. Theresa Bakker Marketing & Communication Manager More 

Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an amazing museum with very interesting cultural and natural displays. The entrance fee is very reasonable also. There is something interesting for most everyone.

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Thank Judy449
Theresa B, Public Relations Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback. Visitors like you help support the museum's mission of research, collections, and education. Theresa Bakker Marketing & Communication Manager More 

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