University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks

4.6
#1 of 86 in Museums in Alaska
With collections that span scientific genres from botanical to cultural, University of Alaska Museum of the North gives a well-rounded perspective of the state. Exhibits are as varied as the subjects represented, from frozen tissues to ethnological artifacts. Beyond displays, you'll find research that benefits the life that thrives in the far north. The museum is small enough to move through quickly, but the density of the exhibits may prompt you to take more time. Plan trip to Fairbanks with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • A great museum of local and Alaskan history. It's not large but great disolays. Also very good short movies. Unfortunately they are an extra cost.  more »
  • From a distance one can see the amazing architecture at the university housing the museum. It is worth the time to view the two story social artifacts. The structure is very modern and the displays ea...  more »
  • Great displays. Super movies. Fabulous gift shop. Food too! Unbelievable vistas from glass walls. 3rfd floor art really super. Highlight of my trip to Fairbanks.  more »
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  • Lots of interesting things to see here. One great interactive history&art museum. First time that I’ve seen a sign “please touch”!! One of the art work invite you to step and sit in it!!! Display and exhibition were carefully selected and designed to the smallest detail. I can feel that they put tons of thought into this museum. Great job!!!!
  • Very nice museum. While it's not a huge museum, it has a lot to see and has a fairly wide variety of content. Also has an art exhibit which is pretty neat. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Fairbanks.
  • An absolute must visit when you visit Fairbanks! It's a beautiful place to experience what it means to be Alaska. Easy to spend 6 hours here. Will come again.
  • Although it is a museum, it's more informative for professionals rather than public. Many of the rooms and experiences were closed when we were visiting. The documentaries were the best part of the museum and we learned a lot about the aurora in the show.
  • Pretty interesting local history science exhibits and art. Great lottle gift store with local faire and books.

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