Visiting Schedule

Thousands of people visit LARS each year. Guided, outdoor, walking tours are provided at regularly scheduled times between Memorial Day and Labor Day each summer. Tour guides enjoy sharing their backgrounds and knowledge about the history of the farm and its  animals. All proceeds from admission and gift shop sales go directly to the maintenance of the animal colonies and improvements to the research station.
 

Summer tours for the 2017 season are offered:
Wednesday - Sunday at 10am, 12pm and 2pm
Tour length: 45-60 minutes
Cost: $10/adults, $9 military and seniors (>65), $6 students, 5 and under free

Gates and picnic area open from 9:30-4:30 Wednesday-Sunday.
Reservations are not required for regularly scheduled tours. We suggest that tours including large groups be reserved in advance. If you would like information on special tours please contact uaf-lars-tours@alaska.edu.

Tours meet at the front entrance of the research station, located at 2220 Yankovich Rd., north of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

We love to share what we do here at the Large Animal Research Station, and the animals love to have visitors! There are several ways to get out to see us year round.

Summer Schedule 

HOURS of OPERATION
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: closed

Our scheduled naturalist presentations are at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm Wednesday - Sunday. No pre-registration is required.
Large groups (more than 15) might consider calling to arrange pre-payment to prevent delays.

We hold the tours every two hours to give the animals resting time during tours. We want to insure everyone has a great viewing experience so timing tours around the animals needs is a priority.

During the off season, we continue to offer special tours for groups by appointment. The animals are still visible from the parking area off Yankovich Road. Binoculars are recommended but not a necessity.

 

 

Winter Hours

During the off season, we offer pre-arranged tours for classes and groups. To inquire about education or outreach during the winter season, call (907) 474-5724.

In consideration of our year round guests we do make an effort to feed the male Muskoxen on the southern part of the property during winter months. LARS staff keep the area maintained and plowed so the animals are active closer to the parking area off Yankovich Road. There is a continuous flow of traffic from locals stopping and visiting the boys in the winter. 

Other ways to visit include:

  • Convince your child's teacher to arrange a field trip to the Station. (Chaperones are always free!)
  • Book a private tour for your group.
  • Host your special event at LARS with the muskoxen as your guests of honor!
  • Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all of our upcoming events.
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