General Admission

2022 General Admission Rates
Adult: $18 per person
Alaska Resident: $16 per person
with valid Alaska ID | Nov. 1 – April 30 only
Military: $16 per person (with US military ID)
Senior: $16 per person
Youth (age 5-17): $14 per person
Child (age 4 and under): FREE

General Admission tickets to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center do not sell out. Tickets can be purchased upon arrival the day of your visit. Come enjoy over 200 acres of animal enclosures by self-touring our scenic 1.5-mile loop, accessible by foot, by bike, or by car, while learning about our resident wildlife via interpretive signs at each animal habitat. We look forward to seeing you at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and hope you enjoy your visit!

Walk on the Wild Side Tour

Enjoy a tour where your personal guide walks you through the Center, offering history and stories of resident wildlife – and you’ll get to feed an animal! Reserve your tour online today! Reservations must be booked in advance; book online, call 907-783-0058 or email

Offered year-round at 2PM

Click here to reserve your tour online today!
Ninety minutes – rain or shine
Rate: $125.00 per person (price includes admission)
Dress appropriately – AWCC does not provide rain gear, boots, hats, gloves or face masks.
Space is limited to 10 guests.
Ages 10 and over only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Please read our cancellation policy

*Due to COVID-19 concerns, FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS. This includes the animal encounter portion of the Walk on the Wild Side Tour. Acceptable facial coverings need to be multi-layered; buffs will not be allowed. COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, and our animals are susceptible. Masking keeps the animals safe. Guests must provide their own facemask.

Bear Encounter

Offered: June 1 – August 15
When: Mon, Wed and Fri only
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm rain or shine
Price: $125 per person (includes admission)
Tickets: Book Online HERE
Location: Check-in at the BEARS Bathroom at 3:30 pm
Ages 12 years and older only! Ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
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 3:45 pm from June 1 to August 15. 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 3:45 pm, please check-in at the ticket booth to get your admission ticket and then check-in at 3:30 pm for the Bear Encounter at the BEARS Bathroom.

Day of tickets must be purchased over the phone or at the Center by 1 pm

Moose Encounter

Offered: June 1 – September 15
When: Tues, Thurs, Sat, and Sun only.
10:30 am – 11:00 am rain or shine*
Price: $15 per person, does not include admission.
Tickets: Reservations required. Book Online HERE. Please read our cancellation policy. Limited to 35 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. (Tickets required.)
AWCC provides means of hand sanitation before/after the encounter

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 resident 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

Virtual Tours

Offered: Year-Round
When: Flexible Schedule, based on availability
Price: $100 for 30 Minutes, $200 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  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!

Gift Cards

Looking for the perfect gift idea? AWCC offers Gift Certificate options for a variety of our tours and encounters! Whether it’s for a Walk on the Wild Side tour, Bear Encounter, Moose Encounter, Virtual Tour, or General Admission, a Gift Certificate is perfect for animal lovers of all ages. Bonus, 100% of all proceeds go back into the care of our animals. Your gift purchase will help us purchase food and provide veterinary care and enrichment for the animals of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Gift Certificates are perfect for Anniversaries, Birthdays, Confirmations, Engagements, Employee Awards, Family Reunions, Weddings, Graduations, or just because you care!

Purchase Online by clicking HERE.

We also offer FREE Educational Programs

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