AWCC Receives CARES Act Funding

As one of Anchorage’s five “Cultural Pillars,” the AWCC recently received a portion of CARES Act funding provided to the Municipality of Anchorage. Our nonprofit took a serious financial hit this year. Earnings have been a fraction of our normal income due to the cancellation of nearly all tours, events, and visitors. The drastic reduction…

Pip & Jo the Rescued Moose Calves Are All Grown Up!

Have you ever wondered how much Pip and Jo the rescued moose calves get fed? When these little gals first arrived in late spring 2020, we started them out with six bottle feedings a day (every four hours). This meant many late nights and early mornings for our Animal Care staff! The amount they received…

New Partnership to Support Wildlife Conservation

Inspired by a shared passion for outdoor adventure and support of wildlife, AWCC is excited to announce a new partnership to support wildlife conservation. We’ve partnered with MuskOx, a men’s apparel company that makes high-quality adventure-ready clothes for the modern American man. Gear is made with thoughtful performance details that is both durable and functional.…

Giant Veggie Feeding 2020

Every year at the Alaska State Fair, one of the main attractions is the giant prized vegetables. But as Harvest Fest ends, what happens to all those impressive cabbages and colossus squash? The veggies head south to attract a different crowd. The Alaska State Fair generously donates the vegetables to the bears of AWCC! Due…

Virtual Field Trips at AWCC

Want to bring the AWCC to your classroom? A Virtual Field Trip to the center is great for students of all ages. These unique tours are a wonderful opportunity to learn about wildlife, conservation, animal adaptations, and more. Students get a front-row-seat for viewing our animals as well as the beautiful Chugach Mountain range that…

AWCC Volunteers – Summer 2020 Highlight!

All of us here at the AWCC would like to give a huge shout-out to our summer 2020 volunteers! COVID-19 greatly impacted AWCC’s operations this season and the support of our volunteers was invaluable in helping us uphold our mission during these difficult times. We couldn’t have done it without them! We hope you enjoy…

Migratory Birds at AWCC

Calling all birders! Every year, thousands of birds make the journey north to raise their young and take advantage of the copious plant and animal life our state has to offer. This is commonly referred to as the “Spring Migration”. We’re currently experiencing the “Fall Migration” as birds travel back down south for the winter.…

Support Cook Inlet Beluga Whales by Becoming a “Citizen Scientist”

Support Cook Inlet Beluga Whales by Becoming a “Citizen Scientist”! Did you know that Alaska is home to 5 species of beluga whales, including the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale? Guests can sometimes view these fascinating marine mammals from The Point here at the AWCC from August – October. The best time to view belugas…

Bear Viewing at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center!

Travel Alaska recently published a great blog post detailing five of the best bear viewing spots throughout Alaska. We’re proud to announce that the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center was included on their list! The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center offers a unique bear-viewing experience like nothing else in Alaska. Guests can come view our rescued brown…
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