The University of Alaska Museum of the North is exploring heritage at hands-on programs during the month of January. Several state institutions are celebrating anniversaries this year, from the centennial of the University of Alaska Fairbanks to the sesquicentennial (150 years) of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States.

All activities take place in the Creativity Lab and are inlcuded with admission.

Every Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

There is no Early Explorers on Friday, Dec. 23 or Dec. 30.
Early Explorers for kids 5 and under
Enjoy arts and crafts with your toddler or preschooler. 

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Juniior Curators for kids 6 and up
Discover science, culture, and art.

2:00 - 3:30 pm
Teen Studio for ages 13-18
Discover new ideas and skills.
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Museum Treasures

Sunday, Jan. 22
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Special event at the Noel Wien Library
1215 Cowles Street; Fairbanks

Join us to see treasures from teh collections, discover secrets of the past, and explore your own heritage.


Open House

Saturday, Jan. 28
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A look behind-the-scenes at the labs where researchers make discoveries about the science, culture, health, and environment of Alaska. This is a great day to visit the museum and meet the people who make the exhibits possible year round.


More information here

Museum Sleepover

Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:00 p.m. -
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 9:00 a.m.

Join us for after-hours special activities and night time gallery explorations. Create, explore, and finally sleep among the exhibits. An evening snack and light breakfast will be provided. There will be activities and night time gallery explorations. An evening snack and a light breakfast will be provided.

Space is limited, so reservations are required.

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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

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.

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.

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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