Photos and interviews from around the museum
Fairbanks Children's Museum Opens
October 2013 - The Fairbanks Children's Museum has opened a long-term exhibit and creativity center in the museum's auditorium that's open daily through April 30.
Exploring Arctic Ecosystems
August 2013 - Curator of Fish Andres Lopez explored the arctic last summer on a RUSALCA cruise. Even though the region is home to a low diversity of species, there are pockets of abundance.
Buzzing with Bees
June 2013 - UAF researchers want to know which plants bees like best, invasive weeds or native berries.For answers, they are turning to the Herbarium at the University of Alaska Museum of the North and to citizen scientist volunteers.
Museum Research Nets New Data
May 2013 - Fairbanks high school student Kelly May is headed to the National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium in Ohio this month with a research project refuting an earlier study on the effects of climate change on Alaska’s shrews.
Hibernation in the Making
December 2012 - The installation of our special exhibit, Hibernation and the Science of Cold, took two weeks. You can watch the action unfold over two minutes.
Growing the Blockhouse Roof
August 2012 - The newly preserved Kolmakovsky Blockhouse features a sod roof. Builder Sandy Jamieson is working to cultivate the living roof with plants harvested from the area.
Art in the Making
May 2012 - The museum's production team, along with Curator Mareca Guthrie, spent months in the field, recording the five artists featured in this special exhibit. We visited their studios and their homes, to watch their process.
Journey of the Seal Stone
April 2012 - Just in time for our Annual Open House, we track down the story of the seal stone housed in our archaeology collection. Collection manager Jim Whitney tells us what we know and what we'd like to learn.
Leggy! Live Spiders & Their Relatives
January 2012 - Our new special exhibit features live arthropods. These leggy creatures were quite photogenic and our model, Jill Stockbridge, was an excellent caretaker.
New Shelves for Earth Science
November 2011 - Earth sciences curator Pat Druckenmiller received a $392,486 grant from NSF’s biological research collections program to help bring the museum's storage facility into the 21st Century.
Northern Alaska Rock Art
September 2011 - This summer, a team of archaeologists and artists traveled to a petroglyph site in the Noatak National Preserve. During smallscale excavations of prehistoric dwellings, the team made an exciting discovery.