University Of Alaska Museum Of The NorthCurrently Closed
- Address: 907 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9074747505
- Ticket Price: 12 CAD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, University
University Of Alaska Museum Of The North - Review
Located on the University of Alaska campus, the museum is the largest teaching and research based Natural History Museum in the state. The 1.5 million exhibits of the museum cover the natural, cultural, ethnographic history of Alaska and the circumpolar North. This makes the museum the best place to start your tour of Fairbanks.
The museum offers a variety of specialized exhibits. These include collections on:
- Ethnology and culture–exhibits on local dances are excellent
- Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery–a collection of Alaskan art from Eskimo ivory carvings to contemporary paintings
- Fishes,amphibians and reptiles
- Mammals – check out the restored 36000 year old Ice Age steppe bison mummy
- Marine animals and birds
The main exhibit is The Place Where You Go to Listen – A light and sound show that captures Alaskan auroras, landscapes, geological activity, and Solar and moon cycles. To top it all off, the building itself is architecturally designed to invoke the Alaskan landscape.
University Of Alaska Museum Of The North Information
- Check out the museum store for artwork, jewelry, books
University Of Alaska Museum Of The North Ticket Prices
- CAD 7 for 5 to 14 year olds
- CAD 8 for Alaskan adults
- CAD 5 for Alaskan youth
- Free for Under 5, Alaskan families with military members, Members of the museum
- CAD 5 For the Museum movie ticket
How To reach University Of Alaska Museum Of The North by Public Transport
- Buses Blue and Yellow stop 1105: Yukon Dr @ UA Museum of the North Westbound
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University Of Alaska Museum Of The North, Fairbanks Reviews
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.
This museum has an amazing infrastructure. Inside has some good areas to learn about different topics. Also includes good art exhibition and wonderful view.