UAMN Events Calendar

Explore SKULLS in October

Drop in to the Creativity Lab during program times and enjoy an experience together. Adult supervision required. Siblings (all ages) are welcome.  

EARLY EXPLORERS (5 and under, with adult)
Every Friday in October, 10am-noon

JUNIOR CURATORS (6 and up, with adult)
Saturday, Oct. 14 from 2pm-4pm

TEEN STUDIO (Ages 13-18)
Please pre-register by Oct. 15:
Saturday, Oct. 21 from 2pm-3:30pm

Learn more about our hands-on programs. 

Included with admission. family membership gets you in for free all year long!

Ask An Archaeologist

Monday-Friday, Oct. 16-20
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Ask An Archaeologist at the musuem this week. Visitors can talk to museum archaeologists and see all kinds of artifacts collected at sites across the state, from bones and pots to tools and blades. Members of the public are encouraged to bring in their own objects to be identified, though no appraisals will be offered.

NOTE: International Archaeology Day takes place on Saturday, Oct. 21

Science of Science Fiction Film Series at UAMN

Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7pm
House of Dracula

Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7pm
The Deadly Mantis

Watch a classic science fiction movie and learn more about the "science" behind the themes of both films. Featuring museum Insect Curator Derek Sikes and University of Oklahoma film scholar Michael Lee.

Sponsored by the Alaska branch of the American Society for Microbiology, the Alaska Center for Documentary Film at UAMN, and the UAF CITE Fellows Program

Halloween at the Museum

Tuesday, Oct. 31
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Costumed superheroes, zombies and scary monsters of all kinds are invited to see bones and bugs, bats and birds in the museum’s research labs and explore the galleries. Bring a donation of canned food for the Fairbanks Community Food Bank.

Admission is free.

Learn more about our annual events.


Movies at the Museum

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

  • Dynamic Aurora at 10am
  • Sea Monsters at 11am
  • Extreme Weather at 12pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 1pm
  • Extreme Weather at 2pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 3pm
  • Sea Monsters at 4pm
  • Extreme Weather at 5pm

Learn more HERE about the museum's movies.

Explore our Exhibits

Polar Passion
In the Special Exhibits Gallery
A celebration of the Grace Schaible collection. Explore the story of an Alaskan woman, whose love of polar bears and passion for the North led to an extraordinary collection. Learn more about the exhibit.

Expedition Alaska: Archaeology & Mammalogy
In the Collections Gallery
Follow museum scientists as they journey across Alaska in search of clues about the people and animals that make their home here. Watch videos filmed on location that tell the tales of the scientists in search of clues to the region's dynamic history. Learn more about the exhibit.

Stories Fading Fast
In the Café Gallery
This series of photographs by J. Jason Lazarus documents the abandoned mines, dredges and Gold Rush communities of Alaska. 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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