Upcoming Events

November is Ocean Exploration Month

Discover the science, culture, and art of the oceans.

Join us for interactive investigations, hands-on exploration, and crafts. Visit the Creativity Lab to enjoy an experience for all ages. Free with admission. 

Early Explorers (under 5) Fridays, 10am-12pm
Junior Curators (5 and up) Two Saturdays, 2-4pm

Learn more about our programs for families.

Halloween at the Museum

Friday, October 31, 4-7pm

Watch science experiments in action. See bones and bugs, bats and birds. Tour the museum's research labs and explore the galleries.

Admission is free with a donation of canned food for the Fairbanks Community Food Bank.

Learn more about this annual program.
See photos from last year's event.

Family Day: Ocean Exploration

Saturday, November 8, Noon-4pm

Explore ocean science through hands-on activities. Touch sea creatures, meet experts, and visit the special exhibit: Arctic Odyssey: Voyages of the R/V Sikuliaq.

Navigate to our Family Day page for more information.

Chefs at the Museum

Saturday, November 15, 4-7pm

Join us for an evening of fun and food, featuring talented chefs from our community and three key ingredients.

Get your tickets now!
Learn more about this fabulous event.

Movies in the Auditorium

Daily This Fall
The museum's 30-minute movies are presented on the hour from 12pm - 4pm in the Arnold Espe Auditorium. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for unlimited access to the day's movies.
Visit our movies page for more information.  
Watch trailers on YouTube.

Explore our Exhibits

Arctic Odyssey: Voyages of the R/V Sikuliaq
In the Special Exhibits Gallery

The R/V Sikuliaq will aid scientists as they search for answers to our most pressing oceanographic questions. This exhibit explores the ship and the science, while taking a look at a history of creative, oceanographic instrumentation.

Discover the world's last frontier. 

Key Ingredients: America by Food
On exhibit through November 22
at UAF's Community & Techical College in downtown Fairbanks

Our recipes and menus are directly affected by immigrant, food preparation technology, and the ever-changing availability of key ingredients.. Share a recipe with us on our website. Visit the exhibit and bring a foodie photo to put on the wall. 

Find out all about this traveling exhibit.

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