Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Fridays at 2pm
$10 per person

Want to explore more? Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour this summer and see labs used by curators to care for the museum’s collection of more than 1.5 million specimens.

Groups of four or more can also book additional tours in advance for a cost of $10 per person.  Call 474-7505 for more information.

Plants & Fungi of Alaska

Intro to Mushrooms of Interior Alaska
August 26, 2016
5:30 to 8:30pm

The University of Alaska Museum of the North Herbarium is offering another Plants and Fungi of Alaska event to teach community members how to use the website iNaturalist.

Mycologist Gary Laursen will lead a mushroom walk on the University of Alaska Fairbanks ski trails. Participants will meet at the ski hut near the Geophysical building, rain or shine, to hunt for mushrooms, learn to recognize the major groups and hear many interesting facts about the mushrooms of Interior Alaska.

Laursen is the author of the 2016 book "Alaska's Mushrooms: A wide-ranging guide."

John Luther Adams

Artist Talk & Reception
Friday, Sept. 2 * 7 to 8:30pm
Museum Auditorium

This FREE event is presented by the Alaska Humanities Forum at the Anchorage Museum will be simulcast here at the UA Museum of the North in Fairbanks. 

A growing number of geologists believe we have entered a new period - the Anthropocene - in which the dominant geologic force is humanity itself. What does this mean for a composer, or for any creative artist working in any medium today?

More information HERE

Docent Training

September 6-15
Must register in advance!

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is looking for volunteer docents for its school tour programs this semester.

Docents will use the museum’s exhibits and hands-on collection to teach students about science, culture and art. No experience is necessary. Credit is available through UAF.

For more information or to register, call 907-474-5360 or e-mail 

Family Day: Rivers

Saturday, September 24
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for the first Family Day of the new semester!  Get inspired by museum research. Ask experts about rivers and animals!

Free for kids 14 and under.
Proudly sponsored by TOTE Maritime

More information HERE

Movies at the Museum

Explore the museum's 30-minute movies. Purchase a $5 museum movie ticket at the admission desk for unlimited access to the day's movies.

  • Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs at 10am
  • Dynamic Aurora at 11am
  • Arctic Currents at 12pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 1pm
  • Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs at 2pm
  • Dynamic Aurora at 3pm
  • Arctic Currents at 4pm

Read more information about the museum's movies.

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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