Something for Everyone

Discover Archaeology

Ask an archaeologist

Monday‐Friday Oct. 19‐23

Meet UAMN archaeologists in our lobby. See artifacts from the collections and bring in your own to be identified (no appraisals).

Archaeology lab tours

Friday October 23
10am and 3pm

Get a look at the labs used to prepare artifacts  destined for the collections. Tour sizes are  limited and are first come, first served. Tickets  available at the front desk 15 minutes prior to  tour time.

Upcoming Events

Lights On Afterschool

Thursday, October 22

The UA Museum of the North will host a free evening of family fun and exploration. The Lights On Afterschool program takes place on Thursday, October 22 from 4-6:30 p.m.

Parents and kids can stretch their muscles with yoga and dance, stretch their minds with experiments and creative challenges, and enjoy healthy snacks. 

Read more about this event

Halloween at the Museum

Friday, Oct 30

Wear your scariest costume and be prepared for thrills and chills as you explore the museum's labs and creepy collections on this evening like no other at the museum. This year's event takes place the night BEFORE Halloween. Don't miss it!

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 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

Read more information 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.

Vogel 50 x 50
In the Collections Gallery

This exhibit features all 50 artwork donated by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, a librarian and postal worker who amassed one of the most important contemporary art collections in the country. They surprised the art world by donating the entire collection to museums across the country.

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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