University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks

4.6
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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  • This is worth visiting. It is rich in the history of very early Alaska. The art work was to large degree native Alaska. The most fascinating exhibit was transferring light into sound. There is some beautiful carved ivory. There is a an entire zoo of stuffed local animals and even prehistoric findings. Then you can simply walk down the hill to the Botanical Gardens.
  • Great museum. Wish my cell phone was compatible with their free audio app they offered. Very informative and easily visited in a couple of hours. Resident hall two buildings away to get something to eat at an affordable price.
  • Very cool place to visit. Cost us about 12 bucks apiece , but there is a lot of history in this museum. Very well-organized establishment. Very neat, and clean. The employees are very helpful with information. Very well read people that know Alaskan history. We had a great time, spent almost 2 hours looking at all the exhibits.
  • Museum with a mix of Alaskan art, ethnographic, history, and natural history exhibits. Highly informative, but overwhelming at certain places (e.g. lots of wall text with very small font). The building, while looking quite nice from the outside, feels a bit confined when being inside. On the upside, the family room is well done, and there are hands-on collections scattered throughout.
  • The museum is housed in a beautiful modern building that takes advantage of light and offers a panoramic view of Fairbanks and the mountains beyond. The collections housed within range from modern Alaskan artists to art and artifacts from it`s first peoples. If human history isn't your thing, the natural world is well represented . Hikers and climbers also play a role here, so take a chance and visit this gem of a museum.

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