DISCOVER BIG THINGS!
The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a thriving visitor attraction, a vital service of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the only research and teaching museum in Alaska.
See Alaska Native cultures, natural wonders, and diverse wildlife. Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art. The museum's exhibits are the best introduction to Alaska’s diverse wildlife, people, and lands. View original installations about Alaska's dinosaurs and the research made possible by our collections. Experience breathtaking architecture and views of the Alaska Range. Our museum is as unique as the Arctic cultures we celebrate. Movies daily. Museum Store and Café on site. Open year-round.
Take a virtual tour of the museum with 360 degree views of our galleries and other spaces.
Download our gallery guide for an overview of the exhibits you'll see inside the museum.
The museum is a vital resource for Alaska. The museum’s research collections – more than 1.5 million artifacts and specimens – represent millions of years of biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North. Researchers use our collections to advance scientific discoveries. We are a leader in pre-K – 12 STEAM learning opportunities in the Interior. As Alaska’s only research and teaching museum, we support the university and the state by offering students valuable experiences in both field and lab work, as well as the visitor services industry, educational programming, and the exhibits workshop. We also develop exhibitions showcasing natural and cultural wonders of the North. Our attractions draw more than 90,000 visitors each year.
We are proud to be voted one of Alaska’s most popular tourist destinations in the USA TODAY 10 Best series.