Museum

Upcoming Events


Movies in the Auditorium

Daily This Summer
The museum's 30-minute movies are presented on the hour from 10am - 4pm in the Arnold Espe Auditorium. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for unlimited access to the day's movies.
Visit our movies page for more information.
Watch trailers on YouTube.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Thursdays & Fridays at 2pm

The University of Alaska Museum of the North offers behind-the-scenes tours to visitors from June through the end of August. Participants will get exclusive tours of the museum’s labs and work spaces, where collection managers and curators take care of 1.5 million specimens and artifacts.
Learn more about the tours.

Explore our Exhibits

Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs
In the Special Exhibits Gallery

See authentic Alaska dinosaurs from the museum’s collections. Compare your leg to a dinosaur’s. View fossils and try your hand at excavating. Explore a virtual field camp. Practice paleontology and examine dinosaur teeth under the microscope. Discover with us!

Learn more about the exhibit.

Vogel 50 x 50
In the Collections Gallery

This exhibit features all 50 artwork donated by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, a librarian and postal worker who amassed one of the most important contemporary art collections in the country. They surprised the art world by donating the entire collection to museums across the country.

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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