From the Museum of the North, we grabbed a free university shuttle to the Research Station. It's only about a 10-15 minute ride. We bought our tickets in the gift shop, but since our group consisted of about a dozen people, there were too many of us to ride in their little golf cart down to where the animals are. It was only about 100- 125 yards, but it was downhill (meaning, of course, that walking back was uphill!) on a rough dirt and grass surface, so if you have any difficulty walking, you should make sure you can ride with the tour guide in her cart. A couple of people in our group did. It was great to get up close and personal with the musk ox. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered every question put to her. She fed the musk ox some fireweed to get it to come right up to the fence. The caribou and the reindeer came up to the fence, too. The gift shop has some wonderful, warm, but expensive ($135), headbands made of the musk ox fur, woven by Native Alaskans, in traditional patterns. The price was the same when we saw similar ones in Anchorage. They did have some cheap postcards, though, for a dime, so we stocked up and sent many musk ox pictures home! Wish we would have had room to bring home some of the caribou antlers they had for sale!