FREE Admission for Moms on Mother’s Day at AWCC!

We would like to say thank you to all the mothers for everything they do with free admission for moms on Mother’s Day! Bring mom for a visit on May 9th, 2021. Come explore the sanctuary and share this special day with Alaska’s wildlife! Tour the center by riding your bike, walking, or driving the…

Announcing AWCC’s 3rd Annual Art Contest

We’re excited to announce AWCC’s 3rd Annual Art Contest in Partnership with the Wild Postcard Project! The contest is open for youth across Alaska from Kindergarten to 12th grade. This year’s theme is Alaska Biodiversity and young artists have until March 14th to submit their work. Whether it’s a drawing, sculpture, painting or mixed media,…

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…

Holiday Event at AWCC

Celebrate the holidays at the AWCC! On December 14th we’ll be kicking off the holiday season with festivities and a canned food drive! The schedule for the event is as follows: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Enjoy holiday ornament crafting in Bison Hall and photo opportunities with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. 12:00 PM to…

Animal Enrichment Workshop

Back by popular demand, AWCC is hosting our Animal Enrichment Workshops again! Do you want to help create enrichment toys for our animals? Then you’ll love AWCC’s event series: Animal Enrichment Workshop! On the first Sunday of every month from October through April, AWCC is hosting an animal enrichment workshop in Bison Hall. The three-hour…

Canned Food Drive & Holiday Event

Come celebrate the Holidays at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center! This event is free with admission and is sure to be fun for the whole family. The schedule for the event is as follows: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Enjoy holiday ornament crafting in Bison Hall and photo opportunities with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.…

Paint an Antler at AWCC!

Every year, antlered animals shed their old antlers and grow new ones in the summer. We collect them, and now we invite you to paint one on Saturday, November 30! This event is a free-form style of painting. A variety of designs will be available for inspiration or go with your own unique style. Space…

Express your creative side on an antler!

AWCC is hosting a paint event unlike any other on Saturday, November 30. Every year, antlered animals shed their old antlers and grow new ones in the summer. We collect them, and now we invite you to paint one. This event is a free-form style of painting. A variety of designs will be available for…

Alaska’s Most Unique Venue

Bison Hall at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is settled between mountain vistas, stunning glaciers, and Alaska wildlife. Say “I do” out at The Point with the Turnagain Arm as the backdrop then afterward celebrate in style inside a beautiful, barn-like building. Bison Hall is available for rental throughout the year. Email events@alaskawildlife.org to inquire…

October Animal Enrichment Workshop

It is not too late to sign up for the upcoming Animal Enrichment Workshop on Sunday, October 6. Do you want to help create enrichment toys for our animals while learning fun facts about them? Then you’ll love AWCC’s event series: Animal Enrichment Workshop! On the first Sunday of every month from October through April,…

Military Mondays at AWCC

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center thanks the men and women of the 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. *Must present proof of military service, with ID or paystub…

Giant Veggie Feeding

The giant veggie feeding to our resident bears is happening today! We will be feeding Kobuk and the adult bears the colossal vegetables from the Alaska State Fair. Kobuk’s feeding will be at 1:30 pm and the adult bears will be at 3:30 pm. Every year at the Alaska State Fair, one of the main…
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