UAMN Events Calendar

Summer Fun at the Museum

The University of Alaska Museum of the North offers hands-on programs to explore Alaska's science, art, culture, and history. All activities take place in the Creativity Lab and are included with admission.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Tuesdays & Fridays at 2:00pm
Included with Admission

Sign up at the front desk for this guided tour of the museum's research labs and collections. Learn about the 1.5 million specimens and artifacts that our curators and collection mangagers preserve and make available to scientists and others interested in the history, culture, art, and natural sciences of the North.

Learn more about the tours

Cafe Gallery Opening

Friday, August 4
5:00pm - 7:00pm

An exhibit featuring photographs by Fairbanks photographer J. Jason Lazarus will be displayed in the Café Gallery at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. The public is invited to an opening for “Stories Fading Fast: Capturing the Remnants of the Alaska Gold Rush” on Friday, Aug. 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The series of photographs by Lazarus, an adjunct instructor of photography at the UAF College of Liberal Arts, documents the abandoned mines, dredges and Gold Rush communities of Alaska. Lazarus uses a process that combines brushstrokes and both digital and film technologies to create each one-of-a-kind, handmade print.

The photographs will be on display in the museum’s Café Gallery through November 2017. This presentation is part of a rotating schedule of exhibits in the coming year featuring UAF adjunct artists. 

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Saturday, August 19
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Educators from the UA Museum of the North are coordinating a pre-eclipse fair at the Ketchikan Public Library to get residents excited about viewing the eclipse. There will be activities and viewing glasses available on August 19 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The Ketchikan library will also host an eclipse viewing event on August 21.

Monday, August 21
8:00am - 10:30am

The CNSM Department of Physics will host an eclipse viewing event at the bus pullout outside the Reichardt Building. There will be free parking behind the building starting at 8:00 a.m. The eclipse will last from 8:30am to 10:15am, with maximum eclipse visible at 9:21am. Inside the Reichardt Building, visitors can view a live-stream of the full solar eclipse from Oregon. For more information, visit or call 474-7339.

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.

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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