University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks

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Natural History Museum · Art Gallery
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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 must visit when in Fairbanks is the UAF museum….here you will find lots of interesting facts about Alaska and it’s people. Worth spending a couple of hours in and out of the cold ❄️ 
    A must visit when in Fairbanks is the UAF museum….here you will find lots of interesting facts about Alaska and it’s people. Worth spending a couple of hours in and out of the cold ❄️  more »
  • Glad we went but the museum seemed to be lacking something. Lots of information and exhibits in the lower level gallery but nothing that drew you into the story of Alaska. The story of the building....  more
    Glad we went but the museum seemed to be lacking something. Lots of information and exhibits in the lower level gallery but nothing that drew you into the story of Alaska. The story of the building....  more »
  • I would have given the museum 5 stars but the video was a waste of our time and we actually left before it was over. Museum was nice, informative and clean. Lots of reading so I’m glad we visited... 
    I would have given the museum 5 stars but the video was a waste of our time and we actually left before it was over. Museum was nice, informative and clean. Lots of reading so I’m glad we visited...  more »
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  • This museum has a modern exterior and wide open doors to accommodate disabilities. There is coffee shop inside and the local students who manage entry are very nice. The exhibits are well thought out and do change some during the year.
  • By far the best museum I visited in Alaska. There is lots of things to see here and I would recommend setting aside a couple of hours went planning a visit. There is something for everyone here, don’t find a particular topic interesting? Keeping go and I will guarantee you will. If you only had time to do only one thing in Fairbanks, this museum should be at the top of your list.
  • I visited Alaska in the year 2011. Really this place is heaven on the earth. The university museum is wow some. The wild life is very good.i have seen the polar bear in original. There is a great fishing harbour in homer. Really i enjoyed a lot in that tour
  • This is a great museum experience. The top has a lot of artwork and the bottom is a great history- type exhibits. Plus, the gift shop is great with an additional rotating exhibit and it has a great view!!
  • Cool museum with interesting exhibits but a bit pricey for what you see

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