Porcupines & Fireweed

Porcupines & Fireweed

AWCC’s resident North American Porcupines, Twix, Baby Ruth, and Heath, enjoying a delicious fireweed snack. Porcupines are herbivores, and feed on the newly emerging leaves of aspen, birch, willow, and cottonwood in the spring. Fireweed, willow, roots, berries,...
Brown Bear Encounter – June 2024 Highlights

Brown Bear Encounter – June 2024 Highlights

The Brown Bear Encounter at AWCC is a very memorable and unique experience. Guests get up-close and personal with AWCC’s resident brown bears! You will participate in their daily training and feeding all while learning about bear behavior and diet. Brown Bear...
Easter Extravaganza 2024

Easter Extravaganza 2024

Join AWCC and the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday, March 31st for an Easter Egg-xtravaganza! Event highlights include an Easter egg hunt, photo ops with the Easter Bunny, hay-rides, Easter porcupine puppet show, animal enrichment keeper chats, and watch as staff feed...
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,...
Summer Hummingbird Days 2024

Summer Hummingbird Days 2024

Join us at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for Rufous Hummingbird banding demonstrations and presentations with biologists from US. Fish & Wildlife and AWCC’s naturalists. Highlights include: Banding demos, naturalist talks, current impacts to...

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.