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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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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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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Good museum

We spent most of an afternoon at its museum, and it has excellent exhibits about Alaska. For us, the most interesting exhibits are on the main floor. It features exhibits about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent most of an afternoon at its museum, and it has excellent exhibits about Alaska. For us, the most interesting exhibits are on the main floor. It features exhibits about the natural history and people before white men explored the territory. Of course, there are exhibits about gold rushes, whaling and trapping. There's also exhibits about WWII and relocation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While I first thought this was a small museum it turned out to be perfectly sized for a partial day visit with a group of adults and 2 children (ages 5 and 7). There was a good mix of art, cultutal, life science, and history pieces for all ages. Additionally there was a family center which has a variety of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

But not open on Sundays... and don't expect your taxi driver to tell you that when he drops you off... but do expect him to charge you the same fare back to downtown even though he patently dropped you off to a closed museum! Never did get to see inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An art and history museum artfully combined. And the views from campus aren't to be missed! Amazing!

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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 positive review. We are excited to feature the art, cultures, history, and natural history of Alaska. Theresa Bakker Marketing & Communications Manager More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum includes exhibits on cultural and natural history of Alaska and fine art related to Alaska. Attractive exhibits with excellent explanations.

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Thank db43N
Theresa B, Public Relations Manager at University of Alaska Museum of the North, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We are grateful for your feedback. Theresa Bakker Marketing & Communications Manager More 

Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the U Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North a while back. It was simply amazing! The displays were easy to understand and very informative. We were amazed by the history, craftsmanship, and survival skills of the people of the North. Highest recommendation!

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

Thank you for remembering us! We are grateful for your feedback. Theresa Bakekr Marketing & Communications Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cost $12.00 per person to enter. History was amazing had no idea about the camps that were set up after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Displays amazing. Plenty of sitting spaces through out exhibit. Great view looking out over Fairbanks.

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts after your visit to the UA Museum of the North. I hope you were able to explore the expansive Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery on the upper level. Theresa Bakker Marketing & Communication Manager More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of Alaska displays were great and super detailed, interestingly separated by region of Alaska. Was disappointed that the music display upstairs was closed for repairs.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit with my teenagers. It's clean, organized well, streamlined, and the attractions are so well done. My youngest loved the Native Art and Culture, my oldest loved the exhibit on the evacuation of the Japanese Americans and Aleuts and of course................my son loved the out house exhibit. Got some good history lessons in as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum of the North is a spacious and modern structure that highlights the rich history and culture of Fairbanks an p Alaska. Just seeing Otto, the HUGE (taxidermied) grizzley bear, is worth the price of admission. Exhibits on the role Alaska played and the events which occurred during WWII were very interesting. The short documentary on the treatment of... More 

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