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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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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Great Exhibits of the North

A very well done museum - really concentrates on the northern area of ice and snow. Has a wide variety of subjects including great pre-historic items. There a few short movies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Everett, Washington
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Everett, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very well done museum - really concentrates on the northern area of ice and snow. Has a wide variety of subjects including great pre-historic items. There a few short movies that are also worth seeing while visiting the museum. We think it's a must see while in Fairbanks area.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only stopped here to take a break from driving. Tickets for adults are fair at $12, but I was expecting more from the exhibits. Despite the amount of exhibits, I still had a fun time. This is a good place to see if you have nothing else to do.

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New Bloomfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a hard time getting to the University. After we did manage to make into the parking lot, we found that you had to pay to park. We paid the minimal fee because we wasnt sure we would be staying long. It was a good thing we didn't choose the four hour parking because we walked in only to... More 

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Moberly, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiflully put together history of the state. Very interesting displays and a coffee/snack shop as well.

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Lindsborg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting information about Alaska!!!! We didn't allow enough time to do it right! Plan on at least 90 minutes or more!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Museum of the North at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks is truly a gem. The main hall has numerous exhibits on the different geographical areas of Alaska, displaying artifacts and dioramas that depict life in these regions. There are also art exhibits, and a unique room where you can "listen" to the music made by nature. That alone... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum was most impressive. The history of early days, beginning with the Indian tribes, the Eskimos and the early settlers was well presented. All the wildlife were impressive as were the artifacts of the Indian tribes, the Eskimos and the settlers. I especially liked the many "Please Touch Me" exhibits.

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum has something for everyone that is interested in Alaska history. Additionally, it has a variety of movies, art gallery, and unique sound room. At this time there is a special dinosaur exhibit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Impressive place. Provided an academic yet entertaining explanation of Alaska. Movies were good. We planned on needing 1.5 hours for movies, and an additional 1.5 hours, but we really could have used another hour there. It is not a very big museum, but it is dense in the amount of things to look at. They have additional drawers of displays... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The University of Alaska Museum is a great was to understand life in the interior of Alaska. The exhibits are first-rate. We loved the movie, especially the one on the Northern Lights. If you get times to by the botanical gardens as well.

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