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Open
DAILY
9AM - 7PM
Last Entry 6PM

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality animal care.

Click HERE to view a map of the sanctuary.
Go GREEN and use the digital map!

General Admission Tickets to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center do not sell out. Purchase General Admission Tickets upon arrival on the day of your visit.

General Admission Prices:
Adult:
$18 per person
Alaska Resident: $16 per person (with valid Alaska ID, Nov. 30 – April 30)
Military: $16 per person (with US military ID)
Senior: $16 per person
Youth (age 5-17): $14 per person
Child (age 4 and under): FREE

Fun ways to explore the Center while enjoying the wildlife include riding your bike, walking, or driving the 1.5 mile loop around the sanctuary.

Operating Hours

May, June, July, August
9AM to 7PM, last entry at 6PM
Open 7 days per week

September & October
10AM to 6PM, last entry at 5PM
Open 7 days per week

November
10AM to 5PM, last entry at 4PM
4-day operations: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

December
10AM to 4PM, last entry at 3PM
4-day operations: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

January
10AM to 4PM, last entry at 3PM
4-day operations: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Closed: New Year’s Day

February
10AM to 5PM, last entry at 4PM
4-day operations: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

March
10AM to 6PM, last entry at 5PM
Open 7 days per week

April
10AM to 6PM, last entry at 5PM
Open 7 days per week

Book a Walk on the Wild Side Tour and have a look at the inner – workings of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center!

Enjoy this 90-minute tour where your naturalist guide walks you through the Center, offering history and stories of resident wildlife – and you’ll get to feed an animal! This tour offers the best opportunity to get up-close and personal with Alaska’s wildlife. More info HERE.

Moose Encounters & Bear Encounters are booking quickly! Book early to secure your encounter this summer.

SUMMER Animal Program Schedule:

AWCC’s free Daily Education Programs are fun & informative!

*AWCC reserves the right to cancel Free Daily Educational Programs if/when necessary. 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Welcome Station

Have questions? We are here to help!

Location: in front of the Be Wild Gift Shop.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Gray Wolves, Kobuk, Reindeer

Location: between the Wolf Habitat and the Garden

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Porcupine, Coyote, Red Fox, Red Squirrel

Location: Behind the Be Wild Gift Shop, between the Coyote & Fox Habitats

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Wood Bison

Location: The location of this station varies based on weather and the locality of the bison. Please check with AWCC staff upon arrival for exact location.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Bears Business

Location: BEARS Amphitheater

Upcoming Events:

Oct
3
Mon
Military Mondays at the AWCC!
Oct 3 2022 @ 10:00 am – Apr 3 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Military Mondays at the AWCC! @ AWCC

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center thanks the members of the United States Armed Forces. To show our appreciation, we are offering *free* admission on the first Monday of each month from October through April to all active duty and retired military personnel and their dependents. See you then!

Dates: October 3, 2022 | November 7, 2022 | December 5, 2022 | January 2, 2023 | February 6, 2023 | March 6, 2023 | April 3, 2023

*Must present proof of military service with ID or pay stub at time of purchase.

For AWCC’s Hours of Operation, Click HERE

Meet the Locals:

Coyotes

Bald Eagle

Wood Bison

Reindeer

Lynx

Muskox

Black Bears

Porcupines

Deer

Moose

Elk

Great-Horned Owl

Brown Bears

Foxes

Wolves

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