New Animal Audio Guides

We’ve just released new animal audio guides, which are perfect for a self-guided tour! This gives you the ability to play the audio guides on your phone while you are at the various animal habitats. CLICK HERE for Audio Guides External Link to Alaska.org Come enjoy over 200 acres of animal enclosures by self-touring our…

Calling all birders!

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”. The AWCC sits on the Turnagain Arm, making it a haven for our feathered friends…

Become a Citizen Scientist: Alaska Beluga Monitoring Partnership at AWCC this Spring!

Anyone can volunteer to monitor Cook Inlet beluga whales through AKBMP. As part of this exciting partnership, one of the monitoring locations is The Point of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center! Learn about the local beluga population, become a citizen scientist, and collect important information for conservation. Virtual Orientation: March 30th from 6PM – 7:30PM…

AWCC Announces Sarah Howard as Executive Director & Becky Chambless as Development Director

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC), Alaska’s premier wildlife sanctuary, announces that Sarah Howard has been promoted to Executive Director. Howard has been working for the sanctuary since 2010, most recently serving as Curator. As Executive Director, Sarah is responsible for managing the day to day operations as well as the financial goals, strategic plans,…

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Receives $250,000 from Matson, Inc. for the upcoming Matson Ocean Education Center

PRESS RELEASE: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Receives $250,000 from Matson, Inc. for the upcoming Matson Ocean Education Center January 26, 2022 – For Immediate Release (Portage, AK) – The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC), Alaska’s premier wildlife sanctuary, has received a $250,000.00 grant from Matson to help fund an Ocean Education Center, to be located…

Christmas Tree Donations = Enrichment for the Animals

Christmas tree enrichment for the animals was recently featured on Alaska’s News Source! Check out our curator, Sarah (Howie) Howard, explaining why our animals love this form of enrichment so much: Thank you to all those who have donated real trees to us! And, if you’re one of those people who likes to keep your…

The Virtual Race Across Alaska is coming back to AWCC!

The Virtual Race Across Alaska is coming back to AWCC as a featured “badge” stop! Racers who visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and show their bib upon arrival at the ticket booth get a special admissions rate of $11. Non-bib guests who are accompanying the bib-wearing racer will pay regular price. Offer valid December…

Beary Playful

Enjoy this video of Kobuk the Black Bear at play, filmed by a guest visiting the sanctuary in July of 2021. This video highlights the importance of enrichment. Sonia, AWCC Animal Keeper & Enrichment Coordinator, chats with us about the importance of enrichment: As the enrichment coordinator it is my job to make sure that…

Season 2 of Alaska Animal Rescue is now live on DisneyPlus!

Come behind the scenes with our Animal Care staff and learn what it takes to care for the animals that call AWCC home. The show follows staff from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the Alaska SeaLife Center, and the Alaska Raptor Center as they respond to animals in need.
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