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University of Alaska Museum of the North

University of Alaska Museum of the North Tours and Activities

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This top-rated visitor attraction at the University of Alaska Fairbanks boasts being the only research and teaching museum in Alaska. With a goal of acquiring, interpreting and showcasing collections relating to Alaska’s natural, cultural and artistic heritage, the University of Alaska Museum of the North currently houses 1.4 million artifacts and specimens. Visitors can peruse the collections and exhibits to gain a true understanding of the development and culture of Native Alaskans. These are separated into 10 different categories: Archaeology, birds, documentary film, earth sciences, ethnology/history, fine arts, fishes/marine invertebrates, insects, mammals, and plants.

Visitors can also see ancient artwork spanning from 2,000 years ago to present, like ancient ivory carvings; contemporary sculptures; Alaska’s most comprehensive public display of gold and Blue Babe; a light installation that changes with the position of the moon and sun; Native tools and toys; and much more. Other things to do include seeing a 36,000-year-old preserved steppe bison; learning about Alaska’s mining history, seeing a film on the Aurora Borealis; viewing the world’s largest collection of polar dinosaurs; taking in beadwork handicrafts from the mid-1800s and other experiences you just can't have anywhere else. Don’t leave without perusing the Museum Store, which sells authentic Native Alaskan artwork.

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907 Yukon Dr, Fairbanks, AK
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Alaskan Heritage and Sightseeing Tour in Fairbanks
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Alaskan Heritage and Sightseeing Tour in Fairbanks

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Get to know Alaska’s past and present on this 5.5-hour tour in Fairbanks led by an informative guide. Enjoy the Museum of the North’s story of Alaska’s natural and cultural heritage, and admire the art installations at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center. Browse dog-mushing memorabilia at the Yukon Quest Log Cabin, before exploring Pioneer Park (seasonal) that features attractions celebrating Alaska’s notable historical hallmarks, including the Gold Rush. Visit all these sites as part of a small-group or private tour — your choice!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Fairbanks City Guided Tour with Photography Service for Parks, Museums & Garden

Fairbanks City Guided Tour with Photography Service for Parks, Museums & Garden

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Fairbanks, Alaska is known for its rugged beauty and natural wildlife. During this half-day excursion, enjoy a guided tour of the city and stop at several landmarks including the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, Pioneer Park, and Museum of the North. While you tour, your guide captures photos of your day so you can keep your camera tucked away and focus on exploring.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fairbanks City Highlight Tour

Fairbanks City Highlight Tour

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Get to know Fairbanks, called the ‘Golden Heart City,’ on this 5-hour sightseeing tour. Visit the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center for an intro into the city’s history and culture, and admire the architecture at the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North. Feast your eyes on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the world’s largest pipeline, and wrap up your day at the Santa Claus House in the North Pole. Hotel transport included.
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Fairbanks Autumn/Winter City Tour
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Fairbanks Autumn/Winter City Tour

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Discover the winter sightseeing gems of Fairbanks on this 5.5-hour city tour. If you can, snap a shot with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Santa Claus home, learn about the engineering feat that is the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and and visit the Morris Thompson Cultural Museum. At the Museum of the North (Mon-Sat) and the Antique Auto Museum (Sundays only), experience the history, culture and craftsmanship of Fairbanks.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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7 Day Northern Lights Tour w/ Aurora Wake-Up Calls, Unique Lodging/Activities

7 Day Northern Lights Tour w/ Aurora Wake-Up Calls, Unique Lodging/Activities

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Our 2020/2021 Schedule is now out on our website. Gondwana Ecotours has hosted thousands of happy travelers since 2013 - we show you your destination in a unique, exciting and responsible fashion. We are committed to providing sustainable travel — maintaining an environmental and cultural focus while providing the vacation of a lifetime! We offer small group tours, unique accommodations and off-the-beaten-path itineraries including custom experiences like a curling lesson and organic family farm visit. We have an Aurora guide who stays up and provides personal wake up calls when the lights appear, and will be on hand to assist with photography and anything else you need. Our friendly expert guides are long time locals, and will give you an unforgettable cultural experience. This tour is jam packed with fun activities to give you the quintessential Alaskan winter adventure!
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,995.00
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What are University of Alaska Museum of the North hours of operation?
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University of Alaska Museum of the North hours of operation: Summer Hours: May 15 - Sep 15, 2013 Daily 9am - 7pm. Winter Hours: Sep 16, 2013 - May 14, 2014 Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat-Sun: 10am - 5pm. Closed major holidays.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book University of Alaska Museum of the North tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since University of Alaska Museum of the North can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit University of Alaska Museum of the North 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to University of Alaska Museum of the North costs USD 105.00. Guided University of Alaska Museum of the North tours start around USD 105.00 per person.
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