University of Alaska Museum of the North

907 Yukon Dr.
Fairbanks, AK 99775- Map It
Phone: (907) 474-7505

AAA Editor Notes

University of Alaska Museum of the North, on the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, contains natural and cultural history exhibits featuring Polar Passion, a collection of polar bear and Northern artwork. The Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery highlights 2,000 years of Alaskan art. Also on display are an extensive gold collection and a 36,000-year-old mummified steppe bison preserved in the permafrost. "Dynamic Aurora," which explains the northern lights, and two National Geographic films, "Extreme Weather" and "Sea Monsters" are available. Behind-the-scenes tours also are offered. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
$12; $7 (ages 5-14). Films $5.
Hours: Daily 9-7, June-Aug.; Mon.-Sat. 9-5, rest of year. Films are shown throughout the day; phone ahead. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 30 minutes minimum.