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: June 1, 2024

Year-Round Hours of Operation

AWCC is an outdoor facility and 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 SOME ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS:
    • 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 for Moose Encounters.
    • For Walk on the Wild Side Tours, AWCC will provide a face mask if it is required.
  • Join us for a Free Daily Educational Program!
    • 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 SOME ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS.
This includes Moose Encounters, Reindeer Encounters, and Deer Encounters.

COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease and animals are susceptible. Masking keeps the animals safe.

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.

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.