Access and Special Needs

The University of Alaska Museum of the North has accessibility features that will make your visit both enjoyable and comfortable.

Parking and Main Entrance

There are designated disabled parking spaces on the north east side of the Museum that lead to the main entrance via a concrete walkway. When buses arrive at the Museum, a paved and sloped ramp leads from the bus drop-off area to the main entrance. The large double sets of glass doors are 31 inches wide and the south door has a power assist.


Public Areas

There is an accessible path of travel throughout all public areas of the museum. This provides all visitors total access to the variety of summer and winter programs being offered by the museum. The public restrooms are ADA compliant.



The museum has a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitor use. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the admission desk.


Other Aids and Services

With advance notice, auxiliary aids and services can be scheduled by request for the Museum visitor. The Gallery of Alaska includes closed captioning on some video presentations. The Alaska Classics Gallery has a large text version of object labels.

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