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!
$7 (Ages 3-17)
The last admission to the zoo is half an hour before closing.
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
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.
They have a full range of program and encounter options for classes and groups- what an amazing place to learn!. They have long distance learning, as well as camps, and toddler programs too - so check out the extensive list and pick what is perfect for your students.
The Gift Shop offers a wide range of souvenirs and gifts for visitors of all ages. Items are tasteful and educational in some cases, with many being made right in Alaska. All sales from the Gift Shop go to support zoo operations, so purchases benefit the animals!
Our trails are accessible to those with disabilitites. Alternate trail routes are marked to avoid hills. Additional assistance is available upon request.
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The restrooms offer changing stations. Trails are suitable for strollers and wagons during summer season, sleds and wagons during winter season.
9am/10am open. p4m - 6pm close pending month
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days
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