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Inupiat Heritage Center at Alaska

Iñupiat Heritage Center

5421 N Star St, Barrow, Alaska, 99723
907-852-0422 | Category: Attractions
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The Iñupiat Heritage Center

Experience the rich and diverse culture of Alaska's Native people at the Iñupiat cultural center, which offers fascinating insight into past and present Iñupiat life. View a rare collection of artifacts and exhibits that reflect unique traditions, technology and history. Learn about Iñupiat clothing, tools, artwork and celebrations, as you get a first-hand look into one of the world's oldest and most fascinating cultures.



- Adults $10.00, Youth (7-17) $5.00, Children 6 and under free


- Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Noon-1:00PM daily. Summer weekend hours 1:00 PM -5:00 PM


  • Hunting
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Subsistence Lifestyle & Culture
  • Whaling
  • Celebrations
  • Native Bird Exhibit
  • Video Gallery
  • Arctic Villages
  • Traditional Room


  • Traditional Room- local artisans tools, arts & crafts
  • Display Cases- Native Jewelry & Art
  • IHC Gift Shop


  • What is the distinction between Eskimo and Iñupiat?

    The term "Eskimo" is a general word commonly used in reference to many Arctic peoples, including the Iñupiat, who maintain a unique history and culture all their own.
  • When do Iñupiat festivals and celebrations take place?

    For centuries, the Iñupiat have held a variety of traditional festivals and celebrations, including the annual Piuraagiaqta, Spring Festival, which takes place in April; the Nalukataq, Spring Whaling Festival, held every June; and Kivgiq, the Messenger Feast, held in February every two to three years.

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