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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...

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‘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...

Adventure for Ava + AWCC

Adventure for Ava + AWCC

The AWCC is proud to partner with Adventure for Ava in helping Alaskan youth achieve their dreams! Adventure for Ava is a nonprofit program focusing on Alaskan families with special needs/disabilities. They specialize in inclusivity and access to the outdoors by...

AWCC + Girdwood Brewing Collaboration

AWCC + Girdwood Brewing Collaboration

WE NEED YOUR VOTES! The AWCC is partnering with local favorite, Girdwood Brewing, on an exciting [and delicious] fundraiser. Girdwood Brewing is working on a refreshing helles lager to be released just in time for spring, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated...

What’s in a Name? Bison vs. Buffalo

What’s in a Name? Bison vs. Buffalo

The iconic symbol of the plains of the American West: the buffalo…or is it?
Contrary to popular belief, there are no buffalo in North America. The animal we commonly refer to as ‘buffalo’ is actually a bison! The term ‘buffalo’ belongs to species who make their homes in Asia and Africa (specifically water buffalo and cape buffalo).

Arnold the Moose Tribute T-Shirt Fundraiser for AWCC

Arnold the Moose Tribute T-Shirt Fundraiser for AWCC

Our incredible partner, FLOAT (For Love of All Things), has created a beautiful design in honor of the memory of our dear moose, Arnold. FLOAT will donate $8 for every item of Arnold clothing purchased to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to aid in our mission...

Partnership With MuskOx

Partnership With MuskOx

"Joining forces with MuskOx means strengthening America’s wildlife through awareness and conservation, thus ensuring a robust future for the great outdoors and wide open spaces." — Nicole Geils, Director of Sales & Marketing, AWCC Have you ‘herd’ about our...

Paging Doctor Moose – Podcast Feature

Paging Doctor Moose – Podcast Feature

In Alaska we are accustomed to living side by side with wild creatures. The diversity of wildlife and the opportunity to ‘meet the locals’ is one of the draws of living up here. On occasion, however, our neighbors get a little too close for comfort.

Enhance Your Visit to the AWCC

Enhance Your Visit to the AWCC

Planning your ultimate Alaskan getaway or staycation? Consider adding one of AWCC's Specialty Tours. All year long we offer our “Walk on the Wild Side" tour. This hour and a half long experience provides guests with an in-depth peek into the lives of the animals that...

Hoot Hoot Hooray – It’s National Bird Day

Hoot Hoot Hooray – It’s National Bird Day

It’s National Bird Day, everyone, and what better way to celebrate than highlighting our two resident raptors: Snappy and Adonis!   Snappy’s Story Snappy is our Great-Horned Owl. He arrived at the AWCC in 1999 from Anchorage, after suffering a gunshot wound,...

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!