COVID-19

We’d like to take a moment to update our followers about our operations and what we are doing to protect our visitors, employees, and animals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated: November 30, 2022

In December, we are OPEN Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (rain or shine) from 10:00AM – 4:00PM, with the last entry at 3PM. Please note, the ticket booth closes promptly at 3PM. General Admission Tickets to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center do not sell out. Purchase General Admission Tickets upon arrival on the day of your visit.
Year-Round Hours of Operation

AWCC is an outdoor facility and an excellent option for something to do while social distancing and maintaining your travel bubble. Guests can come do a self-tour in their own vehicles or enjoy some fresh Alaska air as they walk or bike the 1.5-mile loop around our 200 acre facility.

AWCC’s 1.5 mile loop is perfect for adventure in the winter months as well! Unique ways to explore the Center while enjoying the wildlife in the winter include gliding on your cross country skis, riding your fat bike, or utilizing AWCC’s complimentary kick-sled rentals. You are also welcome to walk or drive the 1.5 mile loop around the sanctuary. Please note: ice grippers are recommended while walking during the winter months.

Tours:

  • FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS:
    • This includes the animal encounter portion of the Walk on the Wild Side Tour.
    • Acceptable facial coverings need to be multi-layered; buffs will not be allowed.
    • COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, and our animals are susceptible. Masking keeps the animals safe.
    • Guests must provide their own facemask.
  • Free Daily Educational Programs have resumed.
    • View Schedule Here
    • AWCC reserves the right to cancel free daily educational programs if/when necessary.
  • Cancellation Policy:  All reservations* are fully refundable up to 72 hours in advance, after 72 hours all reservations are non-refundable. *Reservations include the following: Admission Tickets, Moose Encounters, Walk on the Wild Side Tours, Bear Encounters, Step on Guides, School Field Trips, Pre Scheduled-Education programs, and Wildlife Presentations. Please note there are no refunds made due to weather or arriving early. To cancel your admission tickets, tours, field trips, event tickets or reservations please call 907-783-0058 or email info@alaskawildlife.org with your name and reservation number.

The Be Wild Gift Shop
The Be Wild Gift Shop is open in conjunction with our operating hours. Be sure to also shop our online store!

AWCC takes your health, the health of our staff and our resident animals very seriously. We have implemented procedures to increase sanitation throughout the facility and will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised if additional measures are needed.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns by emailing us at info@alaskawildlife.org.

Tours

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS.
This includes Moose Encounters, Bear Encounters, Reindeer Encounters, Deer Encounters, and Porcupine Encounters.

COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease and animals are susceptible. Masking keeps the animals safe. AWCC Teammates wear masks indoors to protect the animals in our care. We encourage you to do the same. Thank you for your support!

Free Daily Educational Programs

Programs have resumed.  AWCC reserves the right to cancel free daily educational programs if/when necessary.

The Be Wild Gift Shop

The gift shop is open in conjunction with AWCC’s operating schedule, and we look forward to welcoming you into the Be Wild Gift Shop! Bonus, all proceeds to back to helping Alaska’s wildlife!

Cancellation Policy: All reservations* are fully refundable up to 72 hours in advance, after 72 hours all reservations are non-refundable.

*  Reservations include the following:
Admission Tickets, Moose Encounters, Walk on the Wild Side Tours, Bear Encounters, Step on Guides, School Field Trips, Pre Scheduled-Education programs, and Wildlife Presentations. Please note there are no refunds made due to weather or arriving early. To cancel your admission tickets, tours, field trips, event tickets or reservations please call 907-783-0058 or email info@alaskawildlife.org with your name and reservation number.

AWCC takes your health, the health of our staff and our resident animals very seriously. We have implemented procedures to increase sanitation throughout the facility and will continue to monitor the situation and keep you apprised if additional measures are needed.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns by sending us a message or emailing us at info@alaskawildlife.org.

Help us fundraise for a
NEW Animal Clinic & Housing building
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"These additions and expansions will make it possible for us to provide the best care for resident animals and allow us to expand opportunities to rescue, care for, and potentially release injured and orphaned animals back into the wild."  Dr. Oakley, AWCC Head Veterinarian