University of Alaska Museum of the North

The University of Alaska Museum of the North on the UAF Troth Yeddha' campus is an essential contributor to the well-being of the local and global community, an engaging gathering space, and a recognized resource and leader among circumpolar museums. 

UAMN illuminates the natural history and cultural heritage of Alaska and the North through collections, research, education and partnerships, and by creating a singular museum experience that honors diverse knowledge and respect for the land and its peoples. 

UAMN is a vital component of UAF’s research and education facilities as well as a thriving visitor attraction.

The museum’s research collections hold more than 2.5 million objects and specimens representing millions of years of biodiversity and more than 14,000 years of cultural traditions in the North. These collections form the foundation for the museum’s exhibits and education programs and serve as a critical source of data for issues unique to the circumpolar North. Using the collections, university students work with the museum’s faculty-curators on original research aimed at interpreting the region’s dynamic environment and cultures.

The museum’s galleries include the Rose Berry Alaska Art Gallery, featuring 2,000 years of Alaska art, and the Gallery of Alaska with exhibits about Alaska’s diverse regional environments and rich cultural heritage. Highlights include the state’s largest gold display and Blue Babe, a 55,000-year-old mummified steppe bison. In addition, the museum features changing exhibits. 

The museum hosts a suite of programs for the public including field trips, family programs and more. The Museum Store features local jewelry, Alaska books and artwork by Alaska Native artists.

For more information, visit the University of Alaska Museum of the North website or call 907-474-7505.