Museum

 

Museum Galleries 

These exhibits are an immersive introduction to Alaska’s diverse wildlife, people, and land through the public display of the museum’s collected cultural, art, and natural history specimens and artifacts.

“For all Alaskans, the University of Alaska Museum of the North houses and honors our art, our cultures, our histories, our heritage. For visitors from around the globe, the galleries bring alive our great land, its flora and fauna, its fossils and its future.”
--Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli.

Download gallery maps for both the museum’s main and upper levels. 

Gallery of Alaska

Bear

Our cultural and natural history gallery tours Alaska’s five geographic regions through a sampling of the museum’s 2.2 million objects and artifacts. Learn about the people, wildlife, geography, and the history of each region. From natural history to recorded history, explore Alaska through the objects in our collections. Learn more here.

 

Special Exhibits

This unique gallery is located adjacent to the Museum Store and features temporary exhibits that explore the art, culture, history, and science of Alaska. Check back often to see what's new and upcoming.  

 

Family Room

Living Room

For kids of all ages. Relax, browse our collection of books and maps, and investigate hands-on activities from previous exhibits and public programs. 

 

The Place Where You Go To Listen

The Place Where You Go To Listen

The Place Where You Go to Listen is a unique sound and light environment created by Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams. This ever-changing musical ecosystem gives voice to the rhythms of daylight and darkness, the phases of the moon, the seismic vibrations of the earth, and the dance of the aurora borealis. Learn more here.

Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery

Father of the Silver Salmon mask

Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art, from the traditional to the modern. Examine ancient ivory carvings and Alaska Native objects used for both ceremony and everyday life. See paintings, photographs, and sculptures. From the functional to the fantastic, each object reveals Alaska and Alaska’s artistic influence on the world. Learn more here.

 

Collections Gallery

The Collections Gallery and Expedition Alaska exhibit highlight the recent adventures of the museum’s research collections. Through rotating exhibits featuring UAMN’s 10 research collections, we follow museum researchers as they might float down the Yukon River, dig at Interior archaeological sites, pry apart driftwood on an active Aleutian volcano, and observe marmot behavior high on Alaska’s tundra. Explore the Expedition Alaska exhibit

 

Natural Wonders

Snowy Owl Chick, photography by Michio Hoshino

A selection of photographs by Michio Hoshino portrays the grandeur of Alaska’s landscapes and reveals intimate moments with wildlife. Hoshino specialized in photographing Alaskan wildlife until he was killed by a brown bear while on assignment in eastern Russia.

Café Gallery

Snowy Owl Chick, photography by Michio Hoshino

Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a treat while you explore our current art show. The Café Gallery features rotating solo exhibitions by local artists who also teach as adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Learn more here.

 

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