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 2pm
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

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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