UAMN Events Calendar

Explore the AURORA in January

EARLY EXPLORERS (5 and under, with adult)
Fridays in January, 10am-noon

JUNIOR CURATORS (6 and up, with adult)
Saturday, Jan. 13 from 2pm-4pm

Learn more about our hands-on programs, which are included with admission. A UAMN family membership gets you in for free to the museum and all our programs and events.

Aurora Fun at Noel Wien Library

Sunday, January 21
1:30pm - 2:30pm


Join us to learn the secrets of the aurora! Listen to a story and the northern lights and try hands-on activities. This event takes place at the Noel Wien Libreary at 1215 Cowles Street in Fairbanks.

Catch up on the aurora with the museum's online aurora resources

UAMN Open House

Saturday, January 27
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for the annual Open House. Meet curators and collection managers and tour the research labs. Hands-on activities will be available for kids and families. The museum is thanking supporters with free cupcakes in the auditorium. Admission is free all day.

Learn more about this special event.

Museum Sleepover

Friday - Saturday, Feb. 16-17
7:00pm - 9:00am 

Spend a night at the museum! 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. Space is limited. A minimum of one adult must register per three children.



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.

  • Dynamic Aurora at 10am
  • Sea Monsters at 11am
  • Extreme Weather at 12pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 1pm
  • Extreme Weather at 2pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 3pm
  • Sea Monsters at 4pm
  • Extreme Weather at 5pm

Learn more HERE about the museum's movies.

Explore our Exhibits

Polar Passion
In the Special Exhibits Gallery
A celebration of the Grace Schaible collection. Explore the story of an Alaskan woman, whose love of polar bears and passion for the North led to an extraordinary collection. 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.

Nuggets: Alaska in Cartoons
In the Café Gallery
This series of comics by Jamie Smith were chosen from half a dozen years of published work touching on attributes of life in the Arctic and the critters that inhabit it. 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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