The AWCC hosts hundreds of school children in the fall and spring from all over the State of Alaska. Our naturalist staff members provide students with educational programming, captivating students with exciting animal science and information.
School Field Trips
Come to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for an exciting and up-close animal experience!
- Arrive at the gift store and meet your guides, then embark on an hour and a half walking tour and learn about bears, moose, muskox, wood bison and more!
- Have lunch in Bison Hall (*lunch not included).
- Learn more about Alaska’s animals with hands-on activities and displays.
- Add an additional porcupine presentation.
*Optional scavenger hunt activity is available upon request.
Cost: $100 which includes admission for one bus of students and chaperones and a guided tour of the center. Add an animal presentation for additional $25 per class. *Cost does not include transportation from the school to AWCC. Age: All ages recommended. Offered: September 15 to May 15 (based on availability). Contact: Email the Education Department for more information.
The wait is over; Bison Hall is open! We kicked off the school year hosting animal presentations in the Bison Hall classroom after classes went on their guided tour. Interested in a School Field Trip to AWCC and an animal presentation in Bison Hall? Book today!
Have AWCC Visit Your Classroom!
Alaskan Animal Puppet Show: Learn about Alaskan animals with the help of AWCC’s zany puppets and staff! The puppet show lasts approximately 25 minutes and is followed by hands-on activities with animal skulls, hides, and antlers. Cost: $50 per class *Maximum 30 students Age: Kindergarten – 2nd grade recommended Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours
Bones and Fur: Similar to how a book can be read to reveal the lifestyle of a person, a skull may be ‘read’ to reveal the lifestyle of an animal! Students have the chance to become “Bone Detectives” as they work through dichotomous keys, examine clues about animal adaptation for survival all while working through hands-on activities. Cost: $50 per class *Maximum 30 students Age: 3rd – 5th grade recommended Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours
Live Animal Presentation: Let us bring a porcupine and a ferret to your classroom! Students are introduced to our animals while observing a presentation by our animal care staff. The presentation covers unique adaptations, relationships, differences and similarities between this predator and prey. Cost: $75 for the first presentation; $50 for each additional presentation *Maximum 30 students per presentation Age: All ages recommended Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Bison In A Box: After a brief presentation by AWCC staff members, your students will have the chance to follow a guided video and manuals in attempts to restore the wood bison skeleton to its full size and shape! This kit consists of a real wood bison skeleton along with fasteners and all the necessary tools to rebuild the skeleton. Cost: FREE Age: 6th grade recommended Duration: Up to 2 weeks
Contact: Email the Education Department to arrange a visit or with any questions you may have!