Tour Information

Musk oxen and guests at the birthday bash


Summer Tours 2024

May 21st to September 1st

Tours Offered Tuesday through Sunday, Closed on Mondays.



Pricing:  Tours are $15 for adults, $10 for youth, and under age 5 are Free.

Guided tours are offered daily, Tuesday through Sunday (closed on Mondays) in the summer from May 21st through September.  Reservations requested for groups larger than 12, by calling or emailing several days in advance:  or 907-474-5724.  Group tours are available according to staff availability. 

Times:  Daily tours take place at 10am, 12 noon, and 2pm.   Just come to the Research Station Gift Shop beforehand at 2220 Yankovich Road.

Have a group of ten or more?  We can offer you a private tour time, reach out to or call 907-474-5724


Community Events

2024 Birthday Bash: Saturday June 1st, Noon-4pm


Meet the New Members of our Herd!  Join the Large Animal Research Station, Fairbanks Children's Museum, University Center for One Health, One Tree Alaska, and your friends at LARS for a fun afternoon birthday party!  Our new calves will be in the display areas and our staff will be on hand to answer questions.  Enjoy lunch from the T's BBQ Connection food truck!  Free and open to all, Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 

Parking is limited at LARS--Please take the FREE PARKING SHUTTLE!  

Park on West Ridge and wait for the shuttle to pick you up at the Akosofu Building (click for a photo and a map)!  The shuttle will be leaving the Akosofu building

Leaving Akosofu Building/UAF West Ridge

Leaving the Large Animal Research Station
11:30am 12:00 noon
12:30pm 1:00pm
1:30pm 2:00pm
2:30pm 3:00pm
3:30 pm 4:00pm
4:15pm 4:30pm


2024 Locals Day:  Saturday September 7th

Bring 3 non-perishable food donations to give to the Food Bank and enjoy a tour!  More information to come. 




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 What people are saying...

"Great tour, very informative. The place was beautiful and the critters were a joy to watch"Elise R.
"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 C.
"A private tour around this facility is wonderful If you are fascinated about musk ox and reindeer it’s a must see... 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 H.
"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 L.