Breakfast in hotel breakfast room
Note: This itinerary was created more than a year ahead of the program departure date. It is very likely to be updated as we get closer to our start date. We will do everything that is listed here but the days and times will differ. Field trip to the University of Alaska Museum of the North. The museum is a world renowned circumpolar research center with extensive collections and information gathered from current and past scientific expeditions in Alaska, America's only arctic state. The museum offers exhibits on Native culture, post-contact history, geology, fauna, flora, the gold rush, the pipeline, the Aurora, plus rotating art and photo exhibits, all housed in a beautiful and striking architectural gem. Special emphasis on Arctic and Sub-Arctic ecology and environment and the people who inhabit this northern edge of our world.
Lunch on campus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Members of a family that have been captaining riverboats since the beginning of the last century share their knowledge of the river with their passengers. Stop on the banks of the Chena River where you will learn about traditional Native arts and crafts, food preservation, dog-mushing, aviation and life in the far north.
We like to let you explore various restaurants in the places we stay. We tend to choose restaurants where locals eat. People usually get to choose their meal from the menu. There is sometimes a price restriction, but there are plenty of selections that are within our budget. Restaurants may include Thai, Mexican, southern barbecue, Chinese and classic Alaskan establishments.