Federal Employee Day
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 13, 2021, is Federal Employee Day!

Join us at the sanctuary for a super-fun day filled with free educational programs, story time for kids, and door prizes! Help AWCC spread the word, and download the event flyer HERE.


  • Special Rate for Federal Employees: $10 per person
    • Valid for all retired Federal employees as well!
  • Kids 6 and Under: FREE


  • Get your Holiday Shopping done early with a 10% Discount in the Be Wild Gift Shop!
    • Bonus, as AWCC is a non-profit, all proceeds go straight back to the animals and helping Alaska’s wildlife.
  • Enter to Win a Walk on the Wild Side Tour for 2 in the Be Wild Gift Shop. 
  • Door prizes will be given away all day!
  • Food Truck: TBD


  • 11AM Walking Tour
    • Max group size is 15. 
    • First come, first served. Suggested Donation for Walking Tour: $5 per person.
    • Open to all ages.
  • 2PM Walk on the Wild Side Tour
    • Max group size is 10. 
    • $100 per person.
    • For ages 10 and up only.
    • Advanced Reservations Required. More Details HERE!

Free Educational Programs

  • 10AM – 5PM Biofact Display – located in Bison Hall
  • 10AM – 10:45AM Muskox Calves – located near the Animal Infirmary
  • 12:45PM – 1:45PM Porcupine Chat – located between Twix and KitKat
  • 4PM – 5PM Moose Musings – located in front of the red Bunkhouse

Free Story Time for Kids

  • 12PM – 12:30PM – located in Bison Hall
  • 2PM – 2:30PM – located in Bison Hall
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is located in Portage Valley and is surrounded by the breathtaking Chugach Mountain Range and Turnagain Arm Inlet. AWCC is a non-profit sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality animal care. AWCC takes in orphaned and injured animals year-round and provides them a forever home. The sanctuary maintains over 200 acres of spacious habitats for resident animals to feel at home displaying their natural wild behavior as education ambassadors for their species.