Get an up-close and personal experience with AWCC’s resident brown bears this summer! Participate in their daily training and feeding all while learning about bear behavior and diet. This 30-minute program is offered daily (rain or shine) at 5 pm from June 1 to September 30. Reserve tickets online today or call 907-783-0058 to purchase tickets. Space is limited to 10 people. Must be 12 years and older. [Disclosure: there will be no physical touching of bears.]
Your tour will begin promptly at 5 pm, please check-in at the ticket booth to get your admission ticket and then check-in at 4:45 pm for the Bear Encounter at the BEARS Bathroom.
Day of tickets must be purchased over the phone or at the Center by 3 pm.
Book 2 and receive a discount!
We are now offering a discounted tour package. Book a 2 pm Walk on the Wild Side tour and a 5 pm Bear Encounter for the same day and pay only $168, a $17 savings! Members get 20% off the Walk on the Wild Side tours and the Bear Encounters. To book please call 907-783-0058. MUST be 12 years old to participate.
Walk on the Wild Side Tour
|May 1 through September 30 offered daily at 9 am and 2 pm. Click here to reserve your tour online today!|
|Ninety minutes – rain or shine|
|$100.00 per person (price includes admission)|
|Dress appropriately – AWCC does not provide rain gear, boots, hats or gloves|
|Ages 10 and over|
|Please read our cancellation policy|
My mom, son, and I really enjoyed the tour. (Our guide) was very kind and accommodating. Her knowledge of the animals was incredibly impressive, and she was an excellent tour guide. Also, getting to feed the caribou grapes and the moose orange peels was a once in a lifetime experience we will never forget.
Enjoy a tour where your personal guide will walk you through the AWCC and share the history and personal stories of our resident animals. You’ll have a chance to be up close and personal with a porcupine and have the chance to feed one additional animal. From May 1 to September 30 tours are offered daily at 9 am and 2 pm. In the winter, Walk on the Wild Side tours are offered at 2:00 pm during hours of operation. Reserve your tour online today! Reservations must be booked in advance; book online, call 907-783-0058 or email the Sales & Marketing Manager.
Animal Program Schedule
|Kobuk Black Bear Feeding||11:30 am||Kobuk’s Enclosure|
|Carnivore Chat*||12:30 pm||Meet outside behing Be Wild Gift Shop|
|Bears Business||3:30 pm||BEARS Boardwalk|
|Meet the Wolves||4:30 pm||Wolf enclosure|
Offered May 1 through September 22. *Rotates between carnivore species.
|Bison Banter||11:30 am||Meet outside Bison Hall|
|Carnivore Chat*||12:30 pm||Meet outside behind Be Wild Gift Shop|
|Meet the Wolves||1:30 pm||In front of the wolf enclosure|
Offered September 23 through April 30. *Rotates between carnivore species.
Note: Hours and program times are subject to change without notice due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.
Free to all visitors, the animal programs listed to the left are a fun and in-depth way for visitors to learn about our resident animals. Though subject to change, most programs happen daily and are hosted by animal care staff outside of the animal’s designated enclosure. Upon your arrival, check on the whiteboard outside of the Be Wild Gift Shop for specific times and locations.
Want to have your own personal tour guide around Alaska and AWCC? Download The Alaska App! Not only does this application offers the chance to plan your Alaska vacation in one spot, but it also provides audio and physical guides to the AWCC. Recommendations of nearby travel locations are also available. It is the perfect chance to plan from home while being prepared on the road. To download, select the logo below, and click “download” in the app store.
To find the section about the AWCC once you’ve downloaded the app, go to the “Guidebook” on the home page. From there, select “Sights and Attractions” then “Wildlife Parks”. AWCC is the 3rd option down. Here you will find directions, photographs, prices, reviews, weather, guidebooks and more!