Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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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  • 25.33% 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
  • 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.

  • Very nice place easy access and convenient from Anchorage. You have to choices when you arrive drive around to the different areas or park and walk. It is laid out in a very convenient walking path to see everything. The enclosures are of very good size and give the animals a good environment to roam in. The staff are friendly if you have any questions or can pay extra for a guided tour. Well worth while if you are in the area to stop in and enjoy nature.

  • 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.

  • This is a great visit for all ages. Very accessible with extra educational activities throughout the day, it is a great wildlife viewing experience. Bears, moose, wood bison, porcupine, elk, caribou, lynx, wolves, and more call this incredible sanctuary their home. They are easily viewed. Large, open enclosures allow for up-close observation. The animals appear very content and well-cared for. If you're lucky enough to catch a clear day, there are views of several glaciers. It is large enough to get your 10,000 steps in, yet compact and level enough to provide ease of access for just about anyone. This place is to thoroughly enjoyable. I'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Wonderful stop driving south out of Anchorage. A must see. The center houses numerous animals in their natural habitat. You can either drive or walk the entire center and they do have a new are opening soon towards the river. As a conservationist photographer I firmly believe in the work the center is doing and I will always lend a few dollars to support their mission.

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