Animal Program Schedule

Programs Time Location
Naturalist’s Selection* 12:30pm Beginning March 1st! Location posted daily at the Be Wild Gift Shop

Free Daily WINTER Educational Programs are offered September 16 through May 14. Due to COVID-19 concerns, face masks are required to be worn by all guests participating in our education programs and tours. Guests must provide their own face mask. 

*Daily rotating program – AWCC Naturalists select one of our many animal species to discuss. Check the daily program board upon arrival. 

AWCC reserves the right to cancel programs if/when necessary.

Programs Time Location
Kobuk Curriculum 11:30am Kobuk’s Enclosure
Wolf Wisdom 12:30pm Wolf Enclosure
Bears Business 3:45pm BEARS Boardwalk
Naturalist’s Selection* TBD Location posted daily at the Be Wild Gift Shop

The Free Daily SUMMER Animal Programs are offered June 1 through September 15. Due to COVID-19 concerns, face masks are required to be worn by all guests participating in our education programs and tours. Guests must provide their own face mask. 

AWCC reserves the right to cancel programs if/when necessary.

*Daily rotating program – AWCC Naturalists select one of our many animal species to discuss. Check the daily program board upon arrival.

Weekly Summer Reading Program 2020

Click the links below to view the 2020 FREE weekly summer readings, which were geared towards Pre-K through Grade 3 Students. Stay tuned for the 2021 reading schedule!

Date Time Location
Monday, June 22 12:00pm Wolf Enclosure
Monday, June 29 12:00pm The Garden
Monday, July 6 12:00pm Bird Mews
Monday, July 13 12:00pm Bears Amphitheater
Monday, July 20 12:00pm Moose
Monday, July 27 12:00pm Muskox
Monday, August 3 12:00pm Bison Pasture
Monday, August 10 12:00pm The Point – Beluga Whales

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

Due to COVID-19 concerns, face masks are required to be worn by all guests participating in our education programs and tours including Free Daily Education Programs, Walk on the Wild Side Tours, Bear Encounters, and Moose Encounters. Guests must provide their own face mask.

Free Animal Programs

Free to all visitors, the animal programs listed to the left are a fun and in-depth way for visitors to learn about our resident animals. Though subject to change, most programs happen daily and are hosted by animal care staff outside of the animal’s designated enclosure. Upon your arrival, check on the whiteboard outside of the Be Wild Gift Shop for specific times and locations.

Audio Tour

Want to have your own personal tour guide around Alaska and AWCC? Download The Alaska App! Not only does this application offers the chance to plan your Alaska vacation in one spot, but it also provides audio and physical guides to the AWCC. Recommendations of nearby travel locations are also available. It is the perfect chance to plan from home while being prepared on the road. To download, select the logo below, and click “download” in the app store.

To find the section about the AWCC once you’ve downloaded the app, go to the “Guidebook” on the home page. From there, select “Sights and Attractions” then “Wildlife Parks”. AWCC is the 3rd option down. Here you will find directions, photographs, prices, reviews, weather, guidebooks and more!

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