Movies & Programs

Museum Movies - Winter 2015

The museum's 30-minute movies are presented on the hour from 12pm - 4pm in the Arnold Espe Auditorium. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for unlimited access to the day's movies.

Dynamic Aurora

Dynamic Aurora captures the beauty of the northern lights and explains this high-latitude phenomena from scientific and cultural perspectives. Presented in partnership with the UAF Geophysical Institute. Watch movie preview.


Winter gives visitors insight into our longest season. Learn about the natural phenomena, adaptations to life in the cold and the activities that sustain Alaskans through winter and into spring. Watch the movie preview.

Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale

Arctic Currents tells the story of the bowhead whale migration through Arctic waters. It is created entirely from original artwork, computer animation and recorded sounds produced by the museum’s digital media team. Watch the movie preview.

Audio Guide and App

Hear wildlife calls, Alaska Native languages, historic footage and more. Select from 76 segments that complement the material on display. Available for an extra charge at the admission desk.

The museum's audio tour comes alive with our new app.  Download The Alaska App and take the UA Museum of the North with you everywhere.  

Lectures & Family Programs

The museum offers lectures, book readings and family programs throughout the fall, winter and spring. For more information on these events, please visit our online events calendar.
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