Alaska Wildlife Conservation CenterCurrently 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
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center - Review
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.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Information
- DO NOT TOUCH OR FEED THE ANIMALS!
- 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.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Ticket Prices
- 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).
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Opening and Closing Hours
- 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.
How To reach Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center by Public Transport
- Drive to here.
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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Anchorage Reviews
My husband and I brought our 8 week old here and we really enjoyed it! The employees in the gift shop were so sweet and helpful. They have quality clothes and souvenirs, unlike most of the gift shops I have been to! The layout of the conservatory is also really wonderful. You can drive around and see all the animals from your car if the wind is blowing (it gets quite chilly) or you can get out and walk around. If you have stroller you can get around but be aware it's dirt and a bit bumpy! They also have a great little food shack next to the gift shop. Really good and you get to enjoy the views while you eat. We really enjoyed the park and would highly recommend it!
At first it didn't seem like it was worth the $15 a head, but with a little patience it ended up being pretty cool. Both my kids ( 20 year olds) enjoyed it. The moose are giants, standing over 7 ft tall. The bison are my favorite...they are enormous and just look powerful standing still. The wolves are beautiful. I would do it again.
I love showing my friends from out of state this place. It is a great way to experience alaskan wildlife while also supporting local conservation. These views around the center are breathtaking – you can not get away from the scenic mountains and teal water. The signs are very educational and exciting for kids, as are the scheduled feedings which I recommend seeing as many of as possible. Bring you camera to capture the memories you really can't make anywhere else. I have been here during all 4 seasons, and it is great every time. I would say my favorite season is winter because everything is pristine and covered in snow, just be sure to dress for the weather (yes wear more than one big jacket) (they also have mini sleds you can ride and push people on which are so much fun and very helpful if you have walking impairments.) If you are going in the summer be sure to bring bug spray. During the winter they don't have food options so bring a snack.
Great place to see any native Alaska wildlife you may not of had a chance to see while on your Alaskan cruise. If you are cruising from north to south a good place to see what to look out for in the wild of Alaska. Most animals are laid out in fenced yards. Along a dirt road you can view from car/van or on foot. When I was there two bears were just continually pacing back and forth along the fence. Kind of said to see wild animals like that. I guess what they do is good compared to the alternative.
Loved the experience here. Definitely a must see when visiting. You also see tons of wildlife and eagles on the way! Loved it. Family from out of town enjoyed the unique experience as well. The scenery on the way from Anchorage and while we were there was absolutely breathtaking!
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