Zoos & Wildlife

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Portage, AK

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: Mile 79 Seward Highway, Portage, AK 99587, USA Number: (907) 783-0058 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

It's time to get WILD in Alaska!

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a non-profit organization that provides refuge for orphaned, injured and ill animals, as well as cares for animals that cannot survive on their own in the wild, and YOU can visit to meet Alaska's wildlife!

Here, you get to explore over 200 ares of animal enclosures using the scenic 1 1/2 mile loop, either by foot or by car, and along the way you get to see and learn all about these amazing creatures that live in the center.

You can learn all about the individual animals stories, and what the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is doing to care for them, and give them the best life possible. Because of their backgrounds, many of the animals won't be able to return to the wild, so this is their FURever home!

Kids might spot some gorgeous brown bears cooling off in the water, or see a grand moose strutting along the grasslands, and even wood bison roaming on the pastures!

Also at the AWCC are iconic Bald Eagles, sly wolves, cheeky porcupines and the curious lynx. It's a WILD day out in Alaska, where kids can enjoy animal experiences they won't ever forget!

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How much does it cost?






$14.00 (Ages 5-17)



Seniors, Alaska Resident and Military $16.00


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4 years


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Additional Information

Guests will be allowed one hour to get through the center if they arrive at the advertised closing time.

Any top tips?


When you arrive, check the animal feeding times so you can plan your day around the schedule!

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Where is it at?


Follow AK Route 1 (The Seward Highway) South for about 47 miles from Anchorage, past Girdwood. We’re located just before the Portage Glacier road turnoff on your right at Mile 79 of the Seward Highway!

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They LOVE educating kids! They have expert staff to look after the students, with animal presentations, on-site programs, interactive displays and special events. Get in contact to arrange a field trip!

Can I get one of those?


Take that pocket money because there is a great shop where you can pick up merchandise, apparel, books, and you can even adopt some of the animals!

Need a little extra help?


You can take to the trail in your car, so if you are comfortable there you can enjoy the wildlife!

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Alaska

When can we go?

March & April: Open daily 10am - 6pm / May to August: Open daily 9am - 7pm The rest of year varies from daily to only a couple of days a week at various times so check before you go!

Open year round but closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.

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