Winter Schedule (subject to change)
Fox or Birds of Prey
Kobuk or Wolves
Meet the Locals:
Do you want to help our animals have fun? Create toys while watching an animal play? And learn about our featured animal? Then you would love AWCC’s newest event series: Animal Enrichment Day!
Animal Enrichment Day is an afternoon full of learning, playing and helping our animals to have fun winter toys. The series will begin October 7th, 2017 and will run the first Saturday of every month until April 7th, 2018. Each event will consist of a particular animal enrichment activity, fitting to all ages.
*Dates subject to change.
Join AWCC and the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday, April 1st! Enjoy a sunrise service at the Point followed by a delicious brunch. After brunch, the Easter festivities will kick off with a puppet show, egg hunts and animal feedings around the center! Partake in photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny from 12 pm to 1 pm and Hay Rides around the center from 11 am to 2 pm.
8:30 am: Sunrise Service at the Point overlooking the Turnagain Arm
9:00 am: Brunch in Bison Hall
10:30 am: Puppet Show in Bison Hall
11:00 am: Egg Hunt (outside)
Join the Easter Bunny at 11:30 am for the first animal feeding to the bears, when they receive special Easter treats (the rest of the animal programs will proceed).
Animal Program Schedule:
Bears (both brown and black) @ 11:30
Wolves @ 12:00 pm
Kit Kat (the porcupine) @ 12:30 pm
Lynx @ 1:00 pm
Snickers (the porcupine) @ 1:30 pm
Foxes @ 2:00 pm
Kobuk (the bear cub) @ 2:30 pm
Do you want to help create toys to enrich our animals’ lives? And learn about our featured animal? Then you would love AWCC’s newest event series: Animal Enrichment Day! On the first Saturday of every month, AWCC is holding a volunteer animal enrichment building workshop located at the Center (in Bison Hall). The three-hour workshop will concentrate on constructing a particular type of toy and learning about our resident animals from our expert animal care staff.
Just like people, animals need toys … especially when living in human care. The enrichment items serve several purposes – they engage, stimulate and entertain the animals. And on the human side – they provide our participants with opportunities to create these useful enrichment items for their favorite animals.
If you are interested and sign up in advance, we will waive your entrance fee (FREE admission), but space is limited. Click here to RSVP for the event.
*Dates subject to change.
Join the herd! The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Skinny Raven are partnering to bring you the 3rd annual, Bison Run Wild 5K! The 5-kilometer race marks the anniversary of the Historic Wood Bison Reintroduction Project.
Participate in the race or show your support (race proceeds go to caring for the wood bison herd at AWCC), then stay for afternoon celebration with an award ceremony, animal presentations, and food. The race starts at 11 am and the awards ceremony at 12:30 pm.
Prizes go to the top 3 male and female race winners. First place winners (male and female) gets to name the first babies born of the season plus pick one more prize from our prize pool.
Prizes include Icebugs, Bison Basket of wood bison goodies and WOWS tour for 2 in a coffee mug.
We have some great sponsors participating in this year’s race! Smartwool and Icebugs are supporting AWCC and will be present on race day, runner or visitor check out their table and the great items they produce.