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Museum offers behind-the-scenes tours


The University of Alaska Museum of the North is offering behind-the-scenes tours to visitors this summer. Participants get exclusive tours of the museum's labs and work spaces, where collection managers and curators take care of 1.5 million specimens and artifacts.

The museum’s collections represent millions of years of biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North. The collections are organized into 10 research disciplines. Visitors can watch scientists, historians and artists work with the objects and ask about their research. There will be an opportunity to receive snapshots from the tour, as well.

The tours are offered Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. The cost is $12. The tours are recommended for ages 12 and up and will be available through the end of August. For more information or to reserve a space, call 474-7505.

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