UAMN Events Calendar

Visit the C-SPAN bus at UAMN

Saturday, June 23
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The C-SPAN bus is on a road trip around Alaska this month, including a stop in Fairbanks at the museum from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23. Visitors can view the onboard television studio and take pop quizzes.

The bus will arrive in Alaska on Monday, June 18, floating first to Juneau by boat and then taking the state ferry to Haines. It will be parked in a variety of locations in Fairbanks on Friday, June 22.

The cable television network C-SPAN broadcasts live streams of congressional proceedings and public affairs programs. The bus contains a television studio, touchscreen tablets, and a selfie station. Visitors can take quizzes to test their knowledge of the political process. The station is also recording public affairs programs during its visit that will be broadcasted in July.

Learn more about C-SPAN's cities tour.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Tuesdays & Fridays at 2:00 p.m.

Talk to our experts and see our labs. Go behind-the-scenes at the UA Museum of the North, where collection managers and curators take care of 1.75 million specimens and artifacts. Visitors can explore our hands-on collections and learn about important research based on the collections.

Read more about the tours.

Included with Museum Admission


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.

  • Winter at 10:00 a.m.
  • Dynamic Aurora at 11:00 a.m.
  • Extreme Weather at 12:00 p.m.
  • Dynamic Aurora at 1:00 p.m.
  • Winter at 2:00 p.m.
  • Extreme Weather at 3:00 p.m.
  • Dynamic Aurora at 4:00 p.m.
  • Extreme Weather at 5:00 p.m.

Learn more HERE about the museum's movies.

Explore our Exhibits

Decolonizing Alaska
In the Special Exhibits Gallery
A multimedia visual art exhibit featuring contemporary artists exploring and responding to Alaska’s history of colonization. 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.

I Contain Multitudes
In the Café Gallery
These large mixed media paintings by Madara Mason reflect the artist's refusal to define herself and her world in singular terms. The pieces contain handicraft traditions the artist inherited from the women in her family, such as dressmaking, flower arranging, and decoupage, but they also include elements of her personal landscape and perspectives. 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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