UAMN Events Calendar

Explore DINOS & FOSSILS in November

EARLY EXPLORERS (5 and under, with adult)
Fridays in November, 10am-noon

JUNIOR CURATORS (6 and up, with adult)
Saturday, Nov. 4 from 2pm-4pm

TEEN STUDIO (Ages 13-18)
Please pre-register by Nov. 5:
Saturday, Nov. 11 from 2pm-3:30pm

Learn more about our hands-on programs. Included with admission. A UAMN family membership gets you in for free all year long!

Family Day: Dinos & Fossils

Saturday, Nov. 18
12:00pm - 4:00pm

See and touch real fossils! Talk to museum paleontologists. Dig for fossils, investigate tracks, create dinosaur artwork, and much more. Admission is free for kids 14 and under, thanks to support from TOTE Maritime.

Learn more about Family Days at the museum.

UAMN Member Holiday Party

Sunday, Nov. 26
1:00pm - 3:00pm

EXCULSIVE MEMBER EVENT! Join us for music, treats, holiday movies, discounts in the Museum Store, and visits with Santa. Only for members. Join today:

Learn more about member events

First Friday at UAMN

Friday, Dec. 1
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join us for the 40th Anniversary special screening of Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter, directed by Sarah Elder and Leonard Kamerling. A special viewing is planned for the auditorium. More information about the film can be found here.

Also, see a new exhibit featuring works by Fairbanks artist Jamie Smith in the Café Gallery. Selected comics from his long-running Nuggets feature along with new, original works will be on display through March 2018. This presentation is part of a rotating schedule of exhibits in the coming year featuring UAF adjunct artists.

Holidays at the Museum

Saturdays in December
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Enjoy holiday music, treats, and special store sales!

Learn more about the holidays at UAMN


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.

Stories Fading Fast
In the Café Gallery
This series of photographs by J. Jason Lazarus documents the abandoned mines, dredges and Gold Rush communities of Alaska. 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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