Hours and Admission

Summer 2020


 Due to Covid-19, LARS is currently closed to the public. We are following all of UAF's mandates, which limit access to essential personnel only. When the restrictions are lifted, we will open to the public again following social distancing guidelines. 

Tours are approximately 1 hour and start at 10 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm. Reservations are not required, but it is recommended to arrive 5 to 10 minutes early in order to purchase tickets. Tickets are available in the gift shop.


Adult $10
Senior/ Military $9
Students $6
≤ 5 FREE

 A guide feeds muskoxen treats while answering visitors' questions.




 What people are saying...

"Took my two year old to Story Time, it was great! Fun story and so much fun seeing the babies! Thank you!"Annie Sartz
"Great tour, very informative. The place was beautiful and the critters were a joy to watch"Elise Rae
" Excellent educational tour led by Matthew. This is a great stop for those who want to see and learn about musk ox, carboy, and reindeer. Well done UAF! "Mia Su Cary
"A private tour around this facility is wonderful If you are fascinated about musk ox and reindeer it’s a must see A group tour is $10 pp Private tour $250 - worth every cent if it’s in your budget Sarah was the staff member who showed me around Her knowledge and love for the animals was wonderful to see Good close up look at these magnificent animals "Sharon D.
"Learned so much from our guide. Took pictures to put on Facebook for friends planning a visit to Alaska in the future. Best experience in Fairbanks! Thank you!"Gail Halcombe
"It had very knowledgeable students who were able to have the reindeer and musk ox engage so we could get an up close encounter. Great experience!!"Kevin Loyed