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…

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…

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…

New Adoption Certificates!

We are excited to premiere our new adoption certificates that you get when you adopt one of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center’s animals! The new certificates feature our resident animals captured by our talented wildlife photographer Doug Lindstrand. The certificates have a modern element to the design we are hoping our supporters will love. You…

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…

Plastic Bag Ban

Starting September 15 the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center will begin charging for bags in accordance with the plastic bag ban in the Municipality of Anchorage. Each bag will cost $0.10 per bag up to $0.50 per transaction. No member or military discounts can be applied towards this charge. Go green with us and bring your…

Giant Veggie Feeding on Sept. 15

Every year at the Alaska State Fair, one of the main attractions is the giant prized vegetables with record-breaking pumpkins, giant cabbage, and impressive squash. But as the vendors break down their booths and the long summer hours dwindle, what happens to all the giant vegetables? The vegetables head south of Anchorage to attract a…

We are open!

We are open for Labor Day and are offering a full day of animal programs. Join us for one or all of animal programs, that are free to attend with admission. Animal program schedule: ProgramsTimeLocationBirds Words9:30 amBehind the Gift StoreBear Necessities11:30 amBEARS BoardwalkPorcupine Chat12:30 pmIn front/behind Gift ShopSay “Hi” to Kobuk1:30 pmKobuk’s EnclosureMeet the Foxes2:30…

Book Reading with Brooke Hartman

Join AWCC and author Brooke Hartman for a reading of her book Dream Flights on Arctic Nights followed by crafts on Sunday, September 8th.  The reading and crafts will take place at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Bison Hall. Schedule of event: 11:15 am: Dream Flights on Arctic Nights book reading 11:45 am to 12:45 pm: Crafts includes…
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