Visit Us

Learn more about how to get here, our hours, admission costs and everything else you need to know about the Wildlife Center.

Animal Clinic & Housing Fundraiser

Help us reach our $4 Million goal for a much needed new building.

Visit Us

Learn more about how to get here, our hours, admission costs and everything else you need to know about the Wildlife Center.

Animal Clinic & Housing Fundraiser

Help us reach the $4 Million needed for a much needed new building.

Book a Tour

AWCC offers up-close and personal experiences. Book early and enjoy Moose Encounters, Bear Encounters, and Walk on the Wild Side Tours.

Meet the Locals

Get to know all the animals at the Wildlife Center

Book a Tour

AWCC offers up-close and personal experiences. Book early and enjoy Moose Encounters, Bear Encounters, and Walk on the Wild Side Tours.

Meet the Locals

Get to know all the animals at the Wildlife Center

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research, and quality animal care.

AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides them with spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Most of the animals that arrive at the AWCC become permanent residents and will always have a home here.

Read the Latest News from AWCC

Father’s Day Feature – Meet Matt Hertel of AWCC

Father’s Day Feature – Meet Matt Hertel of AWCC

Matt is the Maintenance & Projects Manager here at the sanctuary. He shares his story moving from Minnesota to Portage, AK, with Muskox Flannels for an inside look into his work at the AWCC, raising a daughter in Alaska and their quest to stay connected to nature,...

Hummingbird Fun at AWCC

Hummingbird Fun at AWCC

Migratory birds have returned to the sanctuary! Make sure to bring your binoculars the next time you visit us! This time of year is always exciting for us here in Portage; it feels like getting to say hello to friends we haven’t seen in a while. These birds make...

Hold My Bear Launch Party

Hold My Bear Launch Party

Have you heard the buzz a’brewing about ‘Hold My Bear’? May 19th 2pm-4pm marks the release of our special collaboration with Girdwood Brewing Company (GBC)! GBC has partnered with us to create a refreshing Helles Lager just in time for warmer weather. Audiences on...

Discover the WILD of Alaska and come meet the locals! Walk on the Wild Side Tours are available year-round and include an animal encounter. Summer Moose Encounters & Bear Encounters are available for online booking. Book early to ensure your spot!