Day Ten: Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS: This morning, enjoy a scenic drive around Fairbanks where we will send you off with a taste of the rich Alaskan culture that created our great state. Enjoy a tour of the University of Alaska Fairbanks museum and it’s exhibits. It is acclaimed as one of the best museums, with exhibits of Wooly Mammoth, Mastodons and ringed seals. They also have a section touting the infamous Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a thriving visitor attraction, a vital component of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the only research and teaching museum in Alaska.
The museum’s research collections – 1.4 million artifacts and specimens – represent millions of years of biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North. The collections are organized into 10 disciplines (archaeology, birds, documentary film, earth sciences, ethnology/history, fine arts, fishes/marine invertebrates, insects, mammals, and plants) and serve as a valuable resource for research on climate change, genetics, contaminants and other issues facing Alaska and the circumpolar North. The museum is also the premier repository for artifacts and specimens collected on public lands in Alaska and a leader in northern natural and cultural history research.
As your 10-day adventure comes to a close with transfer to the airport at noon, you’ll have made memories that last a lifetime!