Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • 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

  • 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

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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
  • Best time to visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

  • 84.66% of people who visit Anchorage include Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in their plan

  • 38.71% of people start their Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

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

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

94.61% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

People normally club together Portage Glacier and Alyeska Aerial Tram while planning their visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Anchorage Reviews

  • The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a place that not to be missed when you visit Alaska. It have all the amazing tundra weather land-based animals. The conservation center is surrounded by beautiful mountains and it open the whole year even during winter. You have great chance to see from near at moose, muskox, elk, reindeer (caribou), baby moose, grizzly bear, black bear, brown bear, lynx, bison and red fox. This is a place where you can have once in a lifetime experience to see moose so close-by. I have some good pictures of the wildlife with background of amazing views of hanging glaciers. The conservation center is located 45 minutes from Anchorage and the during journey to the center, you will see some of the magnificent mountains view. Great place to see all the tundra based animals with spectacular mountain background view. The animals are all quite unique especially for those who live in hot and humid countries.

  • Love to see all these wildlife animals up close!!! Instead of joining the cruise excursion and HOPING we can spot any wildlife in the jungle, we chose to come to the wildlife conservation center!! Maybe because they have seen human everyday, they are very friendly and actually like to show off in front of our camera! The brown bear saw more & more people standing near the wired fence, they came even closer to us! So cute~ Not a huge area, a few hours is more than enough to check out the place. There is a gift shop and snacks bar on the site too.

  • 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!

  • Excellent stop on any Alaskan trip. I highly recommend catching the free guided tour shuttle offered every 2 hours. The guide is knowledgeable and is able to share many more stories about how the various animals ended up at the reserve than one can get through a self guided tour. We saw bears and moose in Denali, but this is more up close and personal. Most of these animals are rescued as babies when they are separated from their mothers and this amazing organization offers them a place to grow whereas they would have otherwise died in the wild.

  • I got there just in time to see the Bears fed. My photos were amazing with the natural mountain backgrounds. No fake paintings in a cell just nature. Worth the $15 or 12 for military. I went on a sunny day even though it is possible to enjoy the place in a rainy day. The conservation center is drivable at 7mph and see most of the places from the car.

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