FAQFrequently Asked Questions
What is AWCC?
How did the animals get here? Will they be released back into the wild?
Are wheelchairs available?
What is AWCC’s driving/walking situation?
Can I bring my dog?
Can I feed or pet the animals?
Can I donate items?
How far is AWCC from town?
AWCC is about one hour from Anchorage (47 miles), 1.5 hours from Seward (78 miles), 12 minutes from Girdwood (11 miles), and 20 minutes from Whittier (12 miles).
What is AWCC's physical address?
Mile 79 Seward Highway
43520 Seward Highway
Portage, AK 99587
GPS: 60.821359136434815, -148.97859183491985
Is there food for purchase at AWCC?
Yes, the Be Wild Gift Shop offers hot beverages and grab-n-go snacks year-round. In the summer months, Forget-Me-Not Foods food truck is on site and serving hot/cold beverages, grab-n-go snacks, and lunch items. See our Dining Options page for more information.
Where can we stay near AWCC?
Does AWCC provide transportation?
We do not provide transportation to/from the AWCC. However, several tour companies include the AWCC on their tours. If you arrive via Uber, Lyft, or Taxi, please be sure to have the diver wait for you on property. Drivers are dispatched from Anchorage, and scheduling a pick-up in Portage is usually not available.
Is photography and filming permitted?
Photography is permitted only for personal use. All film, video and still photography produced on the grounds of the AWCC for commercial purposes requires a written agreement with AWCC and a fee paid based on service desired. All film, video and photography taken within AWCC and used for commercial purposes without authorization is subject to legal action. AWCC prohibits the flight and usage of drones above our property. If you are interested in commercial filming or photography, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I do my own virtual tour?
Virtual Tours and Field Trips are conducted by AWCC staff only. Whether fee-based or done free of charge, Virtual Tours & Field Trips must be booked and approved by the education department. Please call 907-783-0058 or email email@example.com to schedule a Virtual Tour or Virtual Field Trip.
How much does it cost?
General Admission Prices
Adult: $20.00 per person (ages 18 and up)
Youth: $16.00 per person (ages 5 to 17)
Child: Free (4 and under)
Military: $18.00 per person (active and retired, with US military with ID)
Alaska Rate: $18 per person (valid Sept 1 – May 31 only. Valid Alaska ID required.)
What do the adoption levels mean?
A Skulk is a group of foxes
A Chain is a group of lynx
A Prickle is a group of porcupine
A Yoke is a group of muskoxen
A Gang is a group of elk
A Parliament is a group of owls
What do I wear for a visit in the winter?
During the winter months, please be sure to wear a warm outdoor jacket with warm outdoor pants, sturdy footwear, warm hat, gloves, and plan to be outdoors for the entire tour. Ice grippers for your boots are also recommended.