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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  • The museum had some great displays about Alaska's history, plus some art work by Alaska residents, but we really wanted to visit the room where you can listen to seismic activity all over Alaska. Unfo...  more »
  • We stopped here in an attempt to fill up days while waiting to, hopefully, see the Aurora Borealis at night. Awesome little museum. Just the right amount of exhibits to keep you entertained without ge...  more »
  • You will have a very good overview of the Fairbanks area and history of the area. There is also an Art expo on the second floor. Plugins for your car in the winter.  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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