University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks

4.5
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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  • We were on a tour and kind of rushed. We could have spent much longer here. Lots of exhibits on native Alaskan things, animals and people. A very good gift shop too. We saw the sun covered in wildfire...  more »
  • Well worth a visit if in Fairbanks and a great introduction to the nature and wildlife of Alaska. Good exhibits of the various flora and fauna found in Alaska, and on some of the Native Alaskan cultur...  more »
  • It had a lot of animals. on the first floor. the art on the second was strange. not worth the price of a ticket and had to pay to park as well  more »
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  • Would have rated it a 5. But the exhibits were very busy. They needed a few more rooms downstairs. Very interesting with great artifacts, animals and fossils. The art gallery upstairs was great too.
  • Was nice and quiet. Few people so we had it all to our selves. Great time reading and learning. Watched some videos of woodcarving and ceramics; very nice time.
  • I like how there were consistently touch and feel options in the main Alaska exhibit. Kind of stinks you have to pay for parking. Would be cool to at least be able to see some of the areas where research and preservation is conducted. Worth the visit for sure!
  • Beautiful university museum. I highly recommend. Could spend up to two hours here if you actually spend the time to see everything and read the stuff your looking at. Lots of info. Very clean and friendly. Lots of animals and fossils and history. Building has a cafe inside. Second floor has area for kids if you want to relax. The outside is a beautiful modern building with beautiful views of Fairbanks and the surrounding valleys. Definitely a good stop.
  • History, science, art (from traditional native Alaskan art and artifacts to conceptual/contemporary art) - all centered in a reverence for place: the Museum of the North can keep a family busy for hours. Have visited repeatedly, and would get a membership, if I lived closer!
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