Alaska Zoo

Anchorage, AK

Where are we going?

Alaska Zoo
4731 O'Malley Road

907 346 2133

What is there to do?

If you love animals just as much as the Alaska Zoo does, then you all will be a great fit for your next family day out!

Alaska Zoo can be found on 20 wooded acres in Anchorage, and what's special about the Alaska Zoo is that they aren't your ordinary zoo. In fact, they are a place where have created permanent homes to a number of orphaned and injured arctic and sub-arctic species. That's an amazing story!

The zoo is a place where the kids can really gain an incredible understanding of the creatures that live there. Kids can learn about the animals, their habitats, and most important how they can help support those species that are endangered - and also why they are endangered. 

There are guided tour experiences that the family can participate in, and the staff are trained to answer all of your questions - whatever they may be! There are fun guided encounters for kids too, which will make your experience even more special. 

There are special encounters too, from being a zoo keeper for a day, or feeding and cleaning the big cats. How amazing for the next show and tell!

Are you excited to hear some of the animals that live in Alaska Zoo? Kids can meet in person some of their favorite species, from coyotes, to the arctic fox, moose, river otters and even the snow leopard.

Then, there are a few species that you may have never seen in person, or even heard of! Have you ever seen a Tibetan Yak, or heard of the Bactrian Camel?

It's animal fun for the whole family in Alaska, so why not head out there and make new animal friends!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $15

Children: $7 (Ages 3-17)

Discount: Resident discounts

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

Our trails are accessible to those with disabilitites. Alternate trail routes are marked to avoid hills. Additional assistance is available upon request.


When can we go?

9am/10am open. p4m - 6pm close pending month

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days


Any top tips?

There is no ATM machine on the grounds, so bring cash or major debit/credit cards (Visa and Mastercard only). The zoo also takes at least 90 minutes to explore

I’m Hungry!

The Coffee Shop offers a full selection of lunch and snack food, including espresso and cold drinks. They have a snack concession window at the admissions entrance, with popcorn also for sale too! POP!

Healthy Eating

In addition to snack items, the Coffee Shop offers a menu of healthy options. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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