Museum

OCTOBER'S THEME IS BONES

Explore bones of all shapes and sizes this month! From dinosaur bones and Ice Age Mammal fossils to fish bones, antlers, and more. The UA Museum of the North is offering hands-on programs during the month of October. All activities take place in the Creativity Lab are inlcuded with admission.

Every Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Early Explorers for kids 5 and under
Enjoy arts and crafts with your toddler or preschooler. 

Saturday, Oct. 8
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Junior Curators for kids 6 and up
Discover science, history, art, and culture.

Saturday, Oct. 22
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Teen Studio
Make cool stuff. Discover new ideas and skills
Register at bit.ly/uamnhandson

Download our flyer for this month's programs.


Ask an Archaeologist

Monday - Friday; October 10-14
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet museum archaeologists in the lobby. See artifacts from the collections. Bring your own objects to be identified. (No appraisals offered. Just expert insight.) Celebrate International Archaeology Day Saturday, October 15th with a visit to UAMN!


Halloween at the Museum

Monday, October 31
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

See bones and bugs, bats and birds! Tour the museum's labs and talk to curators about the collections. Costumes are encouraged ;)

Bring a donation of canned food for the Fairbanks Community Food Bank.


Chefs' Challenge at the Museum

Friday, November 11
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Buy your tickets now!

Join us for an exciting evening featuring Fairbanks food truck chefs and HooDoo beer! Our talented culinary artists will present their signature dish to a panel of judges. And the people will vote for their favorites! Must be 21 to attend.

More information about the event


Movies at the Museum

Explore the museum's 30-minute movies. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for unlimited access to the day's movies.

  • Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs at 10am
  • Dynamic Aurora at 11am
  • Arctic Currents at 12pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 1pm
  • Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs at 2pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 3pm
  • Arctic Currents at 4pm

Learn more HERE about the museum's movies.


Explore our Exhibits

NOW ON DISPLAY!

Living Alaska: A Decade of Collecting Contemporary Art for Alaska Museums
In the Collections Gallery

Explore more than a decade's worth of Alaska's artworks, made possible by annual grants to the state's museums from the Rasmuson Foundation to  acquire contemporary art. In its first ten years, the Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund distributed grants to purchase more than a thousand works by hundreds of artists.

Discover contemporary Alaska art.

Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs
In the Special Exhibits Gallery

See authentic Alaska dinosaurs from the museum’s collections. Compare your leg to a dinosaur’s. View fossils and try your hand at excavating. Explore a virtual field camp. Practice paleontology and examine dinosaur teeth under the microscope. Discover with us!

Learn more about the exhibit.

The Last Road North
Inside the Museum's West Entrance

A collection of photographs by Alaska artist Ben Huff from his larger series The Last Road North.  These photos were taken along the Dalton Highway over the course of five years using a large format camera.

Explore this remote Alaska highway. 

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