University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks

4.5
#1 of 54 in Things to do in Fairbanks
With collections that span scientific genres from botanical to cultural, University of Alaska Museum of the North gives a well-rounded perspective of the state. Exhibits are as varied as the subjects represented, from frozen tissues to ethnological artifacts. Beyond displays, you'll find research that benefits the life that thrives in the far north. The museum is small enough to move through quickly, but the density of the exhibits may prompt you to take more time. Put University of Alaska Museum of the North and other Fairbanks attractions into our Fairbanks holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including University of Alaska Museum of the North
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,763 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • August 13, 2017
    We are not art persons and did not take the audio tour. The animal exhibits had a lot of variety and was interesting. Some of the short research videos were informative and educational. Three shows on...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    My husband, 9-year-old twins, and I loved that Museum of the North so much that one afternoon was not enough for us. We became members the museum and were back the next day! We loved how the exhibits ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Nice collection representing Alaska: natural history,culture and art. We spent several hours there without going to the movies, which were extra. On a clear day, you may see Denali looking south outsi...  more »
Google
  • June 27, 2017
    Superb Museum!! That was the best way to start our vacation that I can think of. We even had lunch in the cafe. When finished we both wondered where the time had gone it went by so quickly.
  • May 13, 2017
    A moderately sized museum with several rooms of displays regarding Alaskan natural to human history. Excellent Aurora video, taxidermied wildlife, and dinosaur fossil displays. Kept the kids entertained as well as the adults for about an hour or so. Will have to visit again when the botanical garden is in bloom. Thanks! Best, ~S
  • July 5, 2017
    Wow, this place was amazing. Lots and lots of exhibits to see so many things to do. We loved the museum it was a great learning experience.
  • July 5, 2017
    Great place to visit. Explains so the history behind Alaska and great shows on Aurora and others
  • June 28, 2017
    Nice place to visit, not that much to see though. But overall, worth my $12

Plan your trip to Fairbanks

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Fairbanks

Downtown Fairbanks holds the highest concentration of accommodations, and here you'll find everything from hotels for business travelers to cozy bed and breakfasts. The area just across the Chena River from downtown features a few establishments that serve as convenient alternatives should you be unable to secure a place to stay downtown. The areas around the airport and the University of Alaska feature numerous accommodations, including bed and breakfasts and small inns in addition to hotels for business travelers. Just outside of town you'll find lodges, cottages, and additional bed and breakfasts that feature quieter settings closer to the mountains.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Fairbanks by other users

19 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Fairbanks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM CANADA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Fairbanks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Fairbanks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Fairbanks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Fairbanks & Enterprise BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans