Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Currently Closed
  • Address: Mile 79 Seward Highway, Portage, AK 99587, Anchorage, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9077832025
  • Ticket Price: 13 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Conservation Centre
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Close to the ghost town of Portage this famous animal care center is a refuge for sick and orphaned Alaskan wildlife. They also help translocate or reintroduce species, like they did for wood bison and elk. Animals seen at the center include: wolves, foxes, eagles, grizzlies, musk ox, sitka black tailed deer, caribou, lynxes and coyotes. The Behind the scenes tour will take you through some areas not normally open to the public. Try and make sure to catch one of the feeding times. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Anchorage itinerary 3 days.

  • Make sure all children are kept away from fences.
  • Never attempt to pet or hand-feed any animals.
  • Leave all plants and flowers for the enjoyment of others. Help keep the grounds beautiful.
  • Litter is a deadly hazard to animals. Put garbage in its proper place.
  • Keep pets in vehicle at all times.
  • Respect the animals. Refrain from taunting or harassing them.

  • 12-18 years of age: $9
  • Children under 12: Free
  • Seniors 65+: $9
  • Active Military: $9
  • Behind the Scenes Guided tour: $100 per person (12+ only allowed).

  • Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Check out the feeding times on the center website.
  • Behind the Scenes Guided tour: June - August: 10:00am and 3:00pm.
  • January 2 – February 21 (weekends only): No entry after 4:30 pm.
  • February 22 – May 7: No entry after 5:30 pm.
  • May 8 – September 18: No entry after 7:30 pm.
  • September 19 – November 30: If guests arrive at 4 pm, they will have one hour to tour the center.
  • December 1 – December 31: If guests arrive at 4 pm, they will have one hour to tour the center.

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  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Address: Mile 79 Seward Highway, Portage, AK 99587, Anchorage, United States
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Contact Number: +1-9077832025
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Timing: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Price: 13 USD
  • Time required to visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 25.21% of people who visit Anchorage include Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in their plan

  • 38.75% of people start their Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

93.68% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

People normally club together Portage Glacier and Winner Creek Trail while planning their visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Great place to host so many wild animals. All animals are locked in cages. So no worry about any danger. The background is the beautiful snow mountains. Great pictures can be taken here with animals.

  • Great way to see diverse wildlife up close, but in "wild" settings. The bear enclosure is particularly cool, with walkways to get you close, but keep you safe. This center does great work, and is worth visiting and supporting.

  • Beautiful location of the conservation center, a lot of animals with great staff. Highly recommended. Unfortunately, one of the members of our party lost their phone in the snow but staff was very helpful and stayed overtime to look for it. $15 per adult entrance fees and that too for a good cause- rehabilitation of the animals.

  • Stopped here as part of a tour. Had a great time seeing all of the wildlife. Our tour guide also had stories about some of the individual animals as well which made it a lot more special than going to a zoo. We got to see some of the bears playing and also got to watch a porcupine get fed (shout out to Snickers and Kit Kat) would definitely recommend stopping here.

  • This is an awesome place to come see Alasks wild life up close and personal. My family and I came here to pass time on our layover to Portland. Personal here does a great job in the preservation of theses Alaskan animals. I will be coming back!!

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