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University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks

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Natural History Museum
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. Put University of Alaska Museum of the North and other Fairbanks attractions into our Fairbanks holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • As you approach the museum the stunning architecture sets high expectations for what will be found inside. The museum does not disappoint. The nicely curated exhibits cover all the major aspects of ou...  more »
  • I went into this museum expecting the regular museum displays but, it turned out to be a real nice place to learn about old Alaska culture and ancient rhetoric of the area.  more »
  • The exhibit space is divdied up into several areas. The area for Alaska Culture was in regions based on the native inhabitants who lived in each area. Very informative with excellent dispalnys. You ca...  more »
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  • A moderately sized museum with several rooms of displays regarding Alaskan natural to human history. Excellent Aurora video, taxidermied wildlife, and dinosaur fossil displays. Kept the kids entertained as well as the adults for about an hour or so. Will have to visit again when the botanical garden is in bloom. Thanks! Best, ~S
  • Amazing place! The building itself is an art piece. Most buildings in Fairbanks are boxy to help keep the heat in so seeing this building up on the hill is quite striking. They have an older alaska history display but still relevant and upstairs has a more modern look with new and older pieces on display including a large Sydney Lawerence painting, but they sadly put it in a spot where a wall is so if you step back to admire it a wall cuts it in half. The gift shop has some great employees that are knowledgeable, ask them to show you how the eskimo yoyos work! The store has a lot of different alaskan artists displayed and they can just ship your item back to you so you dont have to worry about traveling home with it!
  • I had a great time here. The venue is beautiful and the exhibits were varied and interesting.
  • If you're going to spend any appreciable time in Fairbanks Alaska I suggest you go to the museum at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This Museum AZ great examples of native art and handiwork. As you enter the museum you're greeted by a gigantic bear. There are many stuffed animals throughout the museum. They also have a selection of Modern Art by Alaskan artists. The price is reasonable, $10 a person, and you can spend an entire day there without seeing everything.
  • While this museum is small, it's one of the best I've been to. I never get bored going here. They also have a great interactive room for younger children