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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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I've been here several times. The exhibits are very interesting. I recommend seeing the movie on the northern lights.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here several times. The exhibits are very interesting. I recommend seeing the movie on the northern lights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone in this area needs to visit the Museum. I would go back again, we all enjoyed it so very much. The education of the area was an eye opener. Thanks for this establishment, I recommend it to everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must visit if you come to Fairbanks. There is a varied collection of art and artifacts. Some of the finest paintings and native Alaskan crafts are on display. Interesting building that stands out among the utilitarian buildings at the university. We take the kids there at least 2 a year.

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San Jose, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place could be so much better if the guides actually talked to you. If you're self succulent, go to the museum. If you want a guided tour, skip the museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small number of exhibitions in a nice modern building with good parking and pleasant surrounds. I was a bit underwhelmed. But I suppose I had just been visiting the museums in New York. It is small and an hour or two is sufficient for most people -unless you have a special interest in history of the area. A moderately... More 

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Though locals think it horrendously expensive, it's drop dead beautiful and has a cafe. The gift store has truly wonderful native art. There is a family area (good thinking) for kids to unwind and rest ( and spare the rest of us).

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Odenton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the right size to spend 1-2 hours and learn more about Fairbanks culture and history. Upstairs is an art gallery, which depicts the living in interior Alaska. There is a craft room for children as well and every hour a video clip about various themes.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has many interesting displays. Could have spent many hours looking at all of the items. Everyone on our group wished we had more time available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to learn about Alaskan history full of art, artifacts, minerals, animals, and tools used by natives just to name a few. It is a very nice and educational exhibit. My 7-year-old loved the exhibits of ancient animal bones and giant crystals. It was a great way to spend a snowy afternoon.

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very informative museum, especially for a day when the weather was not so nice. The museum had many beautiful displays of items from Alaska.

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