Museum of the North

The Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus exhibits the natural, artistic, and cultural heritage of Alaska and the circumpolar North. The museum first opened in 1929. During our visit the museum was hosting a special exhibit on polar dinosaurs.

girzzly bear

Late-Cretaceous dinosaur fossils were found along the Colville River, about fifty miles west of Prudhoe Bay.

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Other fossils, including "Blue Babe", a mummified steppe bison preserved by the permafrost.

mammoth and mastodon Blue Babe

Indigenous communities: Western arctic coast (Inupiaq and Yupik), Interior (Athabascan), southwest (Aleut and Alutiq), south central (Eyak and Alutiq), and southeast (Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian).

totem painting totems Athabascan beadwork Eskimo parka parka woven basket mask stone carving stone carving beadwork


bear sculpture painting raven sculpture raven sculptures


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