Follow AK Route 1 (The Seward Highway) South for about 47 miles from Anchorage, past Girdwood, and just before the Portage Glacier road turnoff, we will be on your right at Mile 79 of the Seward Highway!

Admission Prices:
Adult: $12.50 per person
Youth: $9 per person (Ages 13-18)
Children: FREE (12 and under)
Seniors: $9 per person (Ages 65 and older)
Active Military: $9 per person (Military ID required)

Extra Learning Opportunities:
Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour (Summer only)– 1.5 Hours (10 person Maximum)
$100.00 per person (must be 12 or older)

Operating Hours for 2016, Open Rain or Shine:

  • January 2 – February 21 (weekends only): From 10:00 am to 5 pm (no entry after 4:30 pm)
  • February 22 – May 7: From 10 am to 6 pm (no entry after 5:30 pm)
  • May 8 – September 18: From 8 am to 8 pm (no entry after 7:30 pm)
  • September 19 – November 30: From 11 am to 4 pm (if guests arrive at 4 pm, they will have one hour to tour the center)
  • December 1 – December 31: From 11 am to 4 pm (if guests arrive at 4 pm, they will have one hour to tour the center)
  • CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Winter Feeding Schedule and Presentations

  • 11:30am Lynx training/feeding
  • 12:30pm bear cub feeding

Note: Hours and feeding times are subject to change without notice due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Safety Guidelines

  2. Make sure all children are kept away from fences.
  3. Never attempt to pet or hand-feed any animals.
  4. Leave all plants and flowers for the enjoyment of others. Help keep the grounds beautiful.
  5. Litter is a deadly hazard to animals. Put garbage in its proper place.
  6. Keep pets in vehicle at all times.
  7. Respect the animals. Refrain from taunting or harassing them.
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