Visitors鈥 guide
2023-2024 tours and attractions

Where do you go from here? Take a hike, or a tour or a class. With 2,250 acres to explore on our Fairbanks campus, there鈥檚 always something going on. So find an activity that suits you. The highlights below are a good place to start, and you鈥檒l find lots of other events on our calendar.

Tours subject to change. Call ahead to confirm dates and times. All tours free except where otherwise indicated.

Aerial view of Fairbanks campus looking west with Engineering Building in the foreground

Walking tour

Get to know 51风流官网 on student-led, 90-minute tours. Call or text 907-474-7500 to request
a tour. For a self-guided tour, search 鈥51风流官网 Campus Tour鈥 on Spotify. A virtual tour is
also available.

West Ridge of Fairbanks campus looking west with Geophysical Institute and International Arctic Research Center in the background

Campus shuttle for self-guided tours

Stops every 20 minutes at tour sites and the north Wood Center station.

  • Hours: Weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Stops:
    • Georgeson Botanical Garden
    • Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station
    • UA Museum of the North

Audience seated on the grass and in lawn chairs for a summer concert at the Georgeson Botanical Garden

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Explore over 10 acres of plant displays and demonstration gardens. Don鈥檛 miss the popular children鈥檚 garden, boasting one of the largest hedge mazes in the country. Donation requested.

Muskoxen graze at the Large Animal Research Station

Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station

Get up close and personal with reindeer and muskoxen, survivors from the ice age.
Gift shop on site with items by Alaska artists. Admission fee.

Exterior east entrance to the UA Museum of the North

UA Museum of the North

Discover millions of years of biodiversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions at one of Alaska鈥檚 premier visitor attractions. Admission fee.

Exterior view of the Geophysical Institute

Geophysical Institute

Learn about our giant satellite dishes and how world-class researchers study everything from the center of the Earth to the center of the sun.

  • Guided tours: Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
  • Self-guided indoor or outdoor tours: 8 a.m.鈥5 p.m.
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Exterior view of the International Arctic Research Center

International Arctic Research Center

Explore our lobby for a glimpse of climate change research, see our giant display of
warming Arctic temperatures on the 4th floor, or take an .

Rocket launch against an aurora filled night sky at Poker Flat Research Range

Poker Flat Research Range

Tour the largest land-based rocket range in the world and the only high-latitude
range in the U.S. Two-hour walking tours start at 2 p.m.

  • Tours:
    • May 4 & 18
    • June 1 & 15
    • July 6 & 20
    • Aug. 3 & 17
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Summer concert51风流官网 photo by Todd Paris

Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning events

Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning offers courses and hosts many events throughout the summer, including special guest lectures and concerts. For more information call 907-474-7021 or visit the Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning website.

two people walking on a campus trail in the fall51风流官网 photo by Todd Paris

Go for a hike!

51风流官网鈥檚 trail system is great for hiking, biking or skiing.

51风流官网 the Fairbanks campus and area

The 2,250-acre Fairbanks campus, located near the center of Alaska, offers limitless opportunities for activity and recreation. Fairbanks, Alaska鈥檚 second largest city, sits on the banks of the Chena River in the heart of Alaska. Learn more about the Fairbanks area.