AWCC Announces Trish Baker as Executive Director

All of us here at AWCC are excited to announce that Trish Baker has been promoted to Executive Director! Trish has been serving as the Interim Executive Director since August 1, 2020. “Trish is the right leader for the wildlife center,” said Lana Johnson, AWCC’s Board President. “Her willingness to step up as Interim ED…

AWCC Moves to 7-Day Operating Schedule

As the days start getting longer and with the busy season just around the corner, the AWCC will be moving to a 7-day operating schedule as of Monday, March 1st. We’ll be open from 10:00AM – 6:00PM with guests having one hour to enjoy the center if they arrive at 5:00PM. The Be Wild Gift…

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,…

Donate to AWCC with Pick.Click.Give.

Calling all Alaskans! While you’re applying for your Permanent Dividend Fund (PFD) this year, don’t forget that you can choose to donate to AWCC. Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to make tax deductible donations to causes they care about statewide by using a portion of their PFD.  Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to make donations in increments of $25.…

Happy All Bears’ Birthday!

Happy birthday to our black bears Kuma, Uli, and Kobuk, as well as our brown/grizzly bears JB, Patron, and Hugo! Brown and black bears give birth in their dens as early as December, and as late as February or March. January 20th marks the the average date that mother bears give birth to their cubs…

AWCC to offer a resident rate

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center will be offering a resident rate to all Alaskans! Available November 1 through April 30 a rate of $14 per person will be given to all residents with proof of Alaska ID. The AWCC is located in Portage, Alaska and is open year-round for visitors and locals to enjoy. For…

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,…

New Winter Program

AWCC is excited to offer our new winter program schedule to all of our visitors from September 23rd until May 14. Daily programs are free to attend with admission. Bison Banter @ 11:30 am. Meet outside of Bison Hall Carnivore Chat @ 12:30 pm. Meet outside behind the Be Wild Gift Shop. The program rotates…

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 November through April to all active duty and retired military personnel and their dependents. *Must present proof of military service, with ID or paystub…
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