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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 $2 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 $2Million needed for a much needed new building.

View Our Shop

You can’t take the animals with you, but you can bring home lots of goodies from our store.

Meet the Locals

Get to know all the animals at the Wildlife Center

View Our Shop

You can’t take the animals with you, but you can bring home lots of goodies from our store.

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.

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Paint an Antler 2024

Paint an Antler 2024

Paint an Antler is back and better than ever – express your creativity, support Alaska’s wildlife, and take home a souvenir unlike any other! Every year our hoofstock shed their antlers, we gather them up, and we invite YOU to the AWCC to paint them! What you need to...

‘Hold My Bear’ Declared Winner

‘Hold My Bear’ Declared Winner

The results are in! The people have spoken and with a resounding margin of 204 votes, our collaboration with Girdwood Brewing will be called “Hold My Bear”! Thank you so much to everyone who submitted a vote – we were amazed by the turnout. Overall we had 351 votes on...

5 Reasons to Visit the AWCC This Winter

5 Reasons to Visit the AWCC This Winter

Photo Credit: Austin Blackwell Winter is a great time to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center; that’s right – we’re open all year long! Here are five reasons to make a visit to the sanctuary during this snowy season: 1. Our animals love the snow! Snow is kind...

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!