Museum Of The North Fairbanks
Where is it at?
Museum Of The North
907 Yukon Drive
Where are we going today?
There is so much history and wonder in Alaska, and the Museum of the North a great place for kids to learn all about it!
And you might need more than a day - with 1.4 MILLION artifacts and specimens there that represent missions of years of natural history, and thousands of years of the unique traditions that are found in this part of the country.
The collections are all categorized so you can really head straight to the areas that interest you. You can look at archaeology, earth sciences, fine arts, ethnology/history, mammals, plants, birds...just to name a few!
Have you ever seen ancient ivory carvings up close, or stood in front of a 2,000 year spectrum of art? There is even a 36,000 year old mummified steppe bison! How amazing is that!
The Gallery of Alaska is great to introduce the state's five key geographic regions, from people, wildlife, geography, history and artifacts. You really get a sense of Alaska.
The Museum of the North have some amazing exhibitions which cover a range of fascinating topics, but change ever few months so make sure you get in quick to the ones that interest you! They are sometimes art based, or even cover those amazing creatures known as the dinosaurs!
Keep an eye out for the fun family days too – some of the themes change, but twice a month kids can be junior curators and every Friday they can be early explorers – FUN!
An educational yet fascinating experience for the whole family.
How much does it cost?
- Adults$12 (Over 15 years)
- Children$7 (Ages 5 - 14)
- Free Under: 5 years, as well as for members
When can we go?
Sept to May: 9am - 5pm Mon - Sat. June to August daily 9am - 7pm
Closed Sundays during winter season, and major holidays.
Take your students to a whole new classroom! The museum are great with field trips and really show the kids some fascinating experiences out of the classroom.
They even have classes just for homeschoolers. .
The Museum Cafe is open Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm and has tasty breakfast foods, sandwiches and delicious baked goods!.
You can get salads in the Museum Cafe for those wanting something a bit healthier. .
Any Top Tips?
The family programs are FREE with admission, so make sure you try them out. Themes include space, archaeology, and dinosaurs. .
Doing our bit
The museum are constantly researching, preserving and discovering items related to Alaskan history to ensure the stories are passed down through generations. .
Can I get one of those?
The museum have an amazing selection of artworks, beadworks, soapstones, baskets, and amazing Alaskan inspired gifts. .
What people are saying?
by William Lemos
When my teenage sons like a museum, you know it's good. Must see as far as I'm concerned.
by Maureen Miller
Nice museum. Movies well done also. Most interesting for adults, not so much for kids.
by Shawn Butz
Some awesome exhibits. Painting of nature beautiful. The info on the detainment of the Japanese and native Alaskans and Elutians was sad.
by hasan Hasan
by Kyra Freeman