LARS tours are typically offered daily during the summer months. You can learn about the animals and the history of the farm and then take a walk out into the pasture to see the muskox up close. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see some of the new babies born each year. If you visit after closing hours or during the winter months, you can still catch a glimpse of the animals from the parking area.
Things to know before you go
- A fun, family-friendly attraction and must-see for animal lovers.
- A fee is required for tours and all proceeds go towards maintaining the animals.
- Reservations are not required for the public tour, but arrangements must be made in advance if you’d like a private tour.
- Large Animal Research Station tours are wheelchair-accessible.
How to get there
The Large Animal Research Station is part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The station is located at 2220 Yankovich Road about a 15-minute drive from central Fairbanks. Parking is available at the center or you can take the shuttle from the main campus.
When to get there
Daily tours of the Large Animal Research Station are available from the end of May through August. Look out for naturalist presentations at the facility too. Tours are offered during the winter season, but arrangements need to be made in advance.