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


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Come observe and photograph these Ice Age animals at close range, as you learn from our Interpretive Education 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.

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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!



Tour Information

Independent Traveler

During the summer season (May 14-mid September) the farm is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily.  No need to set up a reservation, we have tours departing every 20-30 minutes.

Group Tours

Adult Groups with 15 or more visitors, this includes commercial tours. with advanced reservation.  Group rates and options available.-Please call (907)745-4151.

Field Trips

Student field trip opportunities for schools, scouts, and other organized student groups.  Group rates and custom opportunities available.

To learn more please call (907)745-4151.

Location 12850 E. Archie Road Palmer, 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.



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