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

Looking for the perfect holiday gift idea? AWCC offers Gift Certificate options for a variety of our tours and encounters! Whether it’s for a Walk on the Wild Side tour, Bear Encounter, Moose Encounter, Virtual Tour, or General Admission, a Gift Certificate is perfect for animal lovers of all ages. Bonus, 100% of all proceeds go back into the care of our animals. Your gift purchase will help us purchase food and provide veterinary care and enrichment for the animals of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

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.

2021 General Admission Prices:
$17 per person
Alaska Resident: $15 per person (with valid Alaska ID)
Military: $15 per person (with US military ID)
Senior: $15 per person
Youth/Student (age 7-17): $13 per person
Child (age 6 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.

Winter 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. 

11:30 a.m.

Naturalist’s Selection*

*Daily rotating program – AWCC Naturalists select one of our many animal species to discuss.

Location: Check the daily program board at the Be Wild Gift Shop.

Upcoming Events:

Military Mondays at the AWCC!
Dec 6 2021 @ 10:00 am – Apr 4 2022 @ 4:00 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 4, 2021 | November 1, 2021 | December 6, 2021 | January 3, 2022 | February 7, 2022 | March 7, 2022 | April 4, 2022

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

For AWCC’s Hours of Operation, Click HERE

Holiday Fun @ AWCC
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Holiday Event at the AWCC is right around the corner on Saturday, December 11, 2021. This event is fun for families and all ages.

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is hosting a fun-filled holiday event! Visitors will meet Santa and the elves, enjoy holiday-themed educational presentations, partake in fun holiday-themed photo-ops, and get their holiday shopping done at the Be Wild Gift Shop!

Help up spread the word, and download the event flyer PDF HERE.


11AM – 3:30PM | Crafts in Bison Hall

  • Coloring Station
  • Ornament Decorating Station
  • Christmas Card Making Station
  • Free with admission.

12PM – 3PM | Santa Visits Bison Hall

  • Come to Bison Hall to meet Santa and take a picture!
  • Free with admission.

Storytime in Bison Hall

  • 11AM | Book chosen by the audience.
  • 1PM | Book chosen by the audience.
  • Free with admission.

11:30AM – 12:30PM | Educational Program

  • Reindeer Presentation
  • Join the AWCC Education Department at the Reindeer Habitat to learn all about reindeer!
  • Free with admission.

2PM | Walk on the Wild Side Tour 

  • Enjoy a tour where your personal guide walks you through the Center, offering history and stories of resident wildlife – and you’ll get to feed an animal!
  • $100 per person (includes admission)
  • For ages 10 and up only.
  • Advanced reservations required. Book online HERE.

We encourage everyone to bring their cameras to capture these fun holiday memories.

Summer Hummers 2022
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Summer Hummers Event is Saturday, June 4, 2022!

Do you love hummingbirds and enjoy learning about these fascinating little acrobats of the air? Then visit the AWCC on Saturday, June 4, 2022 for the Summer Hummers event! This all-day hummingbird celebration is in partnership with the AWCC, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Alaska, and The Alaska Hummingbird Project, Inc. This will be a great day to visit if you are interested in seeing one of our research projects in action.

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Come enjoy a fun-filled day, perfect for all-ages, and free with admission.

We’ll have banding demonstrations, hands-on science activities, educational chats, and more. So come on down and help us spot these tiny iridescent hummers here at AWCC!

Meet the Locals:


Bald Eagle

Wood Bison




Black Bears





Great-Horned Owl

Brown Bears