Bear Encounter

Offered: June 1 – September 30
When: Mon, Wed and Fri only
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm rain or shine
Price: $85 per person (includes admission)
Tickets: Book Online or call 907-783-0058
Location: Check-in at the BEARS Bathroom at 4:45 pm
Ages 12 years and older
Capacity: 10. Due to COVID-19 concerns face masks are required. Guests must provide their own face mask.
Please read our cancellation policy

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 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (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

Walk on the Wild Side Tour

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 two of the animals living at AWCC. Reserve your tour online today! Reservations must be booked in advance; book online, call 907-783-0058 or email

*Due to COVID-19 concerns, all education programs and tours, including Walk on the Wild Side Tours, will start on June 1, and face masks are required. Guests must provide their own face mask.

Offered year-round at 2PM

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, gloves or face masks.
Ages 10 and over
Please read our cancellation policy

Come to the Earthquake Deck between 10:30 am and 11:00 am to feed a moose and snap a picture!  Moose Encounters allow visitors to get up close and personal with our bull moose. Visitors are able to feed the moose browse right out of their hand while our staff shares information about their diet, behavior, and wild counterparts. If you have any questions please email

Moose Encounter

Offered: June 1 – August 31
When: Tues, Thurs, and Sat only. 10:30 am – 11:00 am rain or shine*
Price: $10 per person, additional to the admission fee
Tickets: Reservations required. Book online or call 907-783-0058. Please read our cancellation policy. Limited to 20 people. Due to COVID-19 concerns, face masks are required. Guests must provide their own face mask.
Location: Earthquake Deck (first right after the entrance)
All ages welcome
AWCC provides means of hand sanitation before/after the encounter

Virtual Tours

Offered: Year-Round
When: Flexible Schedule, based on availability
Price: $50 for 30 Minutes, $100 for 1-hour
Reservations required. Email or call 907-783-0058 to book.
Location: AWCC using Zoom Virtual Conferencing
Great for all ages!
These programs are scheduled as staff are available.

Can’t make it to AWCC in person? Join us for a virtual tour! During a virtual tour, you will be engaged by a walking tour of AWCC or a show and tell with one of our animal ambassadors. You will learn fun new information about Alaskan wildlife and have an opportunity to ask our naturalist staff their questions in real time. If along the way there is a unique opportunity for insight into operations or care at AWCC, we will pause to take a closer look. Virtual tours are great for birthdays, family reunions, and more!

We also offer FREE Educational Programs

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