Visiting Schedule

Thousands of people visit LARS each year. Guided walking tours are available to the public from the end of May until September. 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.

Reservations are not required for regularly scheduled tours. If you would like to schedule a field trip, behind the scenes tour, or a special tour please contact us at

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 


Open May 29 to September 1, 2019

Everyday: 9:30 to 4:30 
Our scheduled naturalist presentations are at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. No pre-registration is required. 

Cost: $10 for adults

$9 for Senior and Military

$6 for Students

Children 5 and under are free

Private and Behind the Scenes tours need to be arranged in advanced. 

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.

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!
  • Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all of our upcoming events.
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