Tours

Bear and Moose Encounters, and more

Due to COVID-19 concerns FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS. This includes the animal encounter portion of the Walk on the Wild Side Tour. COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease and animals are susceptible. Masking keeps the animals safe. Guests must provide their own face mask.

General Admission

Admission tickets to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center do not sell out. Tickets can be purchased upon arrival the day of your visit. Come enjoy over 200 acres of animal enclosures by touring our scenic 1.5-mile loop, accessible by foot, by bike, or by car, while learning about our resident wildlife. We look forward to seeing you at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and hope you enjoy your visit!

2022 General Admission Prices

Adult: $18 per person
Alaska Resident: $16 per person (Nov. 30 – April 30 only. Valid Alaska ID required.)
Military: $16 per person (active US military with ID)
Senior: $16 per person
Youth (age 5-17): $14 per person
Child (age 4 and under): FREE

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Walk on the Wild Side Tour

Enjoy a tour where your personal guide walks you through the Center, offering history and stories of resident wildlife – and you’ll get to feed an animal! Reserve your tour online today!

Person feeding a porcupine

Reservations must be booked in advance.

Season: Offered year-round
Time:
2PM – 3:30PM
Purchase Tickets: 
Click here to reserve your tour online today!

Rate: $125.00 per person (price includes admission)
Dress appropriately: AWCC does not provide rain gear, boots, hats, gloves or face masks.
Capacity: Space is limited to 10 guests.
Restrictions: Ages 10 and over only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Please read our cancellation policy

Bear Encounter

Get an up-close and personal experience with AWCC’s resident brown bears this summer!

Participate in their daily training and feeding all while learning about bear behavior and diet. This 30-minute program is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (rain or shine) at 3:45 pm from June 1 to August 15. Space is limited to 10 people. Must be 12 years and older. [Disclosure: there will be no physical touching of bears.]

Your tour will begin promptly at 3:45 pm, please check-in at the ticket booth to get your admission ticket and then check-in at 3:30 pm for the Bear Encounter at the Bears Bathroom.

Day of tickets must be purchased over the phone or at the Center by 11 am.

Season: June 1 – August 15
When: Mon, Wed and Fri only
Time: 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm rain or shine
Rate: $125 per person (includes admission)
Purchase Tickets: Book Online HERE
Location: Check-in at the BEARS Bathroom at 3:30 pm
Restrictions: Ages 12 years and older only!  Ages 12 – 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Capacity: Space is limited to 10 guests.
Due to COVID-19 concerns face masks are required. Guests must provide their own face mask.

Please read our cancellation policy

Moose Encounter

Moose Encounters allow visitors to get up close and personal with our resident moose. Visitors are able to feed the moose browse right out of their hand while our staff shares information about their diet, behavior, and wild counterparts.

Season: June 1 – September 15
When: Tues, Thurs, Sat, and Sun only.
Time: 10:30AM – 11:00AM rain or shine*

Rate: $15 per person, does not include admission.
Purchase Tickets: Reservations required. Book Online HERE.
Location: Earthquake Deck (first right after the entrance)
All ages welcome. (Tickets required.)
Capacity: Limited to 35 people.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, face masks are required. Guests must provide their own face mask.

Please read our cancellation policy.  

AWCC provides means of hand sanitation before/after the encounter.
Come to the Earthquake Deck between 10:30 am and 11:00 am to feed a moose and snap a picture! Moose Encounters allow visitors to get up close and personal with our resident moose. Visitors are able to feed the moose browse right out of their hand while our staff shares information about their diet, behavior, and wild counterparts. If you have any questions please email info@alaskawildlife.org.

Virtual Tours

Can’t make it to AWCC in person? Join us for a virtual tour! During a virtual tour, you will be engaged by a walking tour of AWCC or a show and tell with one of our animal ambassadors.

A person take a photo of themselves feeding a porcupine

Season: Year-Round
When: Flexible Schedule, based on availability
Price: $100 for 30 Minutes, $200 for 1-hour
Reservations required. Email education@alaskawildlife.org or call 907-783-0058 to book.
Location: AWCC using Zoom Virtual Conferencing

Great for all ages!
These programs are scheduled as staff are available.

Can’t make it to AWCC in person? Join us for a virtual tour! During a virtual tour, you will be engaged by a walking tour of AWCC or a show and tell with one of our animal ambassadors. You will learn fun new information about Alaskan wildlife and have an opportunity to ask our naturalist staff questions in real time. If along the way there is a unique opportunity for insight into operations or care at AWCC, we will pause to take a closer look. Virtual tours are great for birthdays, family reunions, and more!

Help us fundraise for a
NEW Animal Clinic & Housing building
.

"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