The museum is in an attractive building at the University. Its largest gallery is basically Alaskan history, with some stuffed animals for the natural environment. Don't miss Blue Babe the bison. There are some fascinating bits of information here, for example there is an extensive section on the little-known Aleut internment during WWII. The art gallery is top notch for Alaskan art. The museum is a gem if you are looking for something to do during the day prior to your Aurora hunting.