Come observe and photograph these Ice Age animals at close range, as you learn from our guides and educational exhibits about their fascinating natural history, the domestication project, and how their fine underwool, called qiviut, is the basis of a cottage Native textile industry which provides an economic supplement to subsistence communities throughout Alaska.

The Musk Ox Farm is nestled in the pastoral Matanuska Valley just outside of Palmer, Alaska, a scenic fifty-minute drive from downtown Anchorage. Our picturesque Colony farm, where we continue a unique domestication project, begun sixty years ago, is home to a lively herd of over eighty musk oxen, from powerful bulls to frolicking calves.


We have a large, pull through, parking area which will accomodate personal automobiles to the largest private and commercial busses. 


We also have group rates available for groups of 15 or more. For more information please contact us at: or (907) 745-4151 

Location and Hours




WINTER HOURS | October 1st - May 9th

Wednesday - Saturday from 12-4pm

Tours leave at 12:30 & 2pm

SUMMER HOURS | May 10th - Sept 30th

Open every day from 10am-6pm

Tours leave about every 30 minutes

Adult admission $11
Child admission $5
Senior admission $9


            12850 E. Archie Road Palmer, Alaska




Due to the current status of COVID-19, the Musk Ox Farm will be suspending public tours and hours of operation at this time.

In this time of uncertainty, as an organization we feel we have an obligation to be as socially responsible as possible in doing our part to help mitigate any further spread of the virus. While we are extremely saddened to close our doors to our amazing visitors, we cannot in good conscience promote any type of public gathering that has the potential to contribute to the spread of the virus in our community. 

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update all of you with any changes to our public operations as soon as possible.

We appreciate your understanding, and the entire team here at the Musk Ox Farm thanks you for your support. We hope to see you here for a visit to the farm for a tour or events in the future!



The Musk Ox Farm • Visit: 12850 E. Archie Rd. Palmer, Alaska 99645 • Mail: PO Box 587, Palmer, Alaska 99645


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