What is AWCC’s driving/walking situation?
Visitors can either walk or drive our 1.5 mile loop. AWCC is an outside facility; all animals are outside in their enclosures.
Can I bring my dog? We do not recommend bringing pets, as they are not allowed to walk around the center – it scares the animals and the pet. If visitors must bring a pet, we ask you to leave your pet in your vehicle. But please keep in mind it does get sunny in the summer and we do not have shade in our parking lot.
Can I feed or pet the animals?
Visitors may not pet any animals at AWCC. We do offer a special Moose Encounter where visitors are allowed to feed our bull moose for an additional fee.
How did the animals get here? Will they be released back into the wild?
Animals come to AWCC for different reasons. Some animals are abandoned at a young age and others are injured in the wild. Due to the amount of human interaction and since food is provided on a daily basis, our animals become permanent residents. Our Wood Bison Re-Introduction Project was a unique case. AWCC worked directly with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Department of Fish & Game to conduct the release.
What is AWCC?
AWCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, research, education and quality animal care.
How far is AWCC from town?
AWCC is about one hour from Anchorage (47 miles), 1.5 hours from Seward (78 miles), and 20 minutes from Whittier (12 miles).
Where can we stay near AWCC?
There are multiple hotels in Anchorage; bed & breakfast inns, or Alyeska Resort in Girdwood; lodges and bed & breakfast inns in Whittier.
Does AWCC provide transportation?
AWCC does not provide transportation to/from the Center. However, several tour companies include the Center on their tours.
Is photography and filming permitted?
Photography is permitted only for personal use. Commercial filming, video and still photography are prohibited without a signed agreement with AWCC and payment of fee based on service. If film, video or photography are taken within AWCC and used for commercial purposes without authorization, AWCC may take legal action. If you are interested in commercial filming or photography, please reach out to the Sales and Marketing Manager for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.