Visitors’ guide: 2022 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’s always something going on. So find an activity that suits you. The highlights below are a good place to start, and you’ll 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.

virtual tourUAF photo by JR Ancheta

Virtual tour and admissions visits

Explore the Office of Admissions’ campus visit options — schedule an individual or group in-person visit, attend virtual information sessions, or take a virtual tour. Meet with an admissions counselor or learn more about the next UAF Inside Out Campus Preview Day. We’d love to show you what makes UAF special.

campus shuttle
UAF photo by Todd Paris

Campus shuttle for self-guided tours 

Stops every 20 minutes. See shuttle symbol for locations.

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

Georgeson Botanical Garden
UAF photo by JR Ancheta

Georgeson Botanical Garden 

Explore extensive displays of flowers and vegetables. Don’t miss the popular children’s garden, boasting the largest hedge maze in Alaska. Donation requested.

Muskox calfUAF photo by Todd Paris

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.

UA Museum of the North
UAF photo by JR Ancheta

UA Museum of the North 

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

Elvey BuildingUAF photo by Todd Paris

Geophysical Institute

Learn about the Geophysical Institute, its giant satellite antennas and other features on the West Ridge of the Troth Yeddha’ Campus.

International Arctic Research Center Akasofu BuildingUAF photo by Yuri Bult-Ito

International Arctic Research Center

Explore our lobby for a glimpse of climate change research at IARC or stop by the 4th floor to see our giant display of warming Arctic temperatures since 1900.

* Closed for major holidays

Summer concertUAF 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 fallUAF photo by Todd Paris

Go for a hike!

UAF’s trail system is great for hiking, biking or skiing.

About 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’s second largest city, sits on the banks of the Chena River in the heart of Alaska. Learn more about the Fairbanks area.