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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 $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

Porcupines & Fireweed

Porcupines & Fireweed

AWCC's resident North American Porcupines, Twix, Baby Ruth, and Heath, enjoying a delicious fireweed snack. Porcupines are herbivores, and feed on the newly emerging leaves of aspen, birch, willow, and cottonwood in the spring. Fireweed, willow, roots, berries, and...

Brown Bear Encounter – June 2024 Highlights

Brown Bear Encounter – June 2024 Highlights

The Brown Bear Encounter at AWCC is a very memorable and unique experience. Guests get up-close and personal with AWCC’s resident brown bears! You will participate in their daily training and feeding all while learning about bear behavior and diet. [gallery...

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,...

New tour announcement! We are excited to launch the Naturalist Guided Walking Tour, with 2 departures daily. This tour may also be booked last minute. Learn More HERE, or book HERE.