Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center384 Votes 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
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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
- 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 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
- Drive to here.
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21% of people who visit Anchorage include Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in their plan
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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
93.68% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Reviews & Ratings
We loved this place. Saw so many animals we didn’t anticipate seeing! Blindly discovered it while driving through the national park. Very easy to find and come across. About $16/pp. and worth every penny. Staff is so kind. Must be careful when driving, lots of potholes. However, so easy to drive through. Has parking areas for picture opportunities. Also has gift shops and restrooms. Wish we could’ve stayed longer. Would most definitely go back again- especially since they help these animals recuperate and reintroduce them into the wild. You can tell they’re very much cared for.
Fantastic place. This is a must see activity - it’s right off of the Seward Highway, making access very easy. Staff are incredibly knowledgeable and generous with their time. Makes for a nice break along your way or as a destination in itself.
LOVED this place. We got there right when they opened (in October) so we were basically alone. We got to see the black bear and brown bears up close which was really cool. Also saw Bull Elk, Bison, Coyotes, a black bear up in a tree!, etc. It was great to see these animals in an environment closer to what is natural versus a zoo setting.
This is such a wonderful place to experience. The animals were docile and beautiful! I drove & walked around the property with no problems. Money very well spent -- I saw tons of animals in 2.5 hours.
Lovely conservation center. They take in animals unable to survive on their own and keep them in decent sized enclosures. It's got a very nice gift shop and a food truck where you can get coffee, pop, and reindeer hot dogs or reindeer Polish sausage! If you're out this way and have a little extra time, check it out!! Definitely a place I would support.