Alaska ZooCurrently Closed
- Address: 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, United States, 99507
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9073462133
- Fax: +1-9073462673
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries, Landmarks
With nearly 200,000 visitors annually, this is one of the state’s most popular attractions. 25 acres contain about 100 birds and mammals covering about 50 species. It’s not much, but they’ve done it very well indeed. And that’s just weird considering where they started from – with grocer Jack Snyder having to choose between winning USD 3000 or a baby elephant. He chose the elephant.
Animals on display include not only native Alaskan greats such as otters, caribou, owls, hawks, bears and wolves, but also exotic fare such as Amur tigers, Bactrian Camels, and yaks. The zoo’s done very well for itself in terms of education, research, wildlife conservation, and injured animal rehabilitation; and it collaborates with the University of Alaska, anchorage in animal research. They organise various events and educational camps too, so check out their website if you want to involve yourself in that.
For a hefty fee, you could wrangle a special encounter. Parties, greenhouse and other event rentals are advertised.
- Ticket booth closes 30 minutes before final time.
- Adult $15
- Adult Alaska Resident $13
- Senior $10
- Military $10; 3 - 17 years $7
- Ages 2 years and under have free entry.
- Zoo Lights charges are USD 7
- By rented car from city centre.
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64.13% of people who visit Anchorage include Alaska Zoo in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
57.14% of people start their Alaska Zoo visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Alaska Zoo
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alaska Zoo
We went to the Christmas zoo lights the night of the big earthquake, it was awesome that they were open when just about everything else was closed. The lights were really cute and it was really cool to see all the nocturnal animals being active, a whole different experience compared to your typical daytime zoo visit when many of the animals are sleeping. The Snow Leopards, Amir Tiger, Coyote, mountain goat, were all great. We also got to hear the bald eagles calling to each other, which we’d never heard before. Great visit and definitely worth a visit for the Christmas lights, reduced admission price is sweet!
This is a great place for kids to walk around and get rid of that winter energy. Animals well cared for. Clean and friendly. Christmas lights are fun too.
Fantastic space offered at a reasonable rate at the Gateway Complex. I have rented the facility 6 or so times now. Worked with a few different events coordinators. Everything has always worked out great.
Great place to check out. Cool animals to see up close and the staff was super nice. Has an awesome gift shop that will make you wish you had an extra bag to bring stuff home.
The staff was very helpful, professional, and knowledgeable. The two women working at the petting zoo were willing to assist with questions from my eleven year old brother. Another female worker was able to answer all of the groups questions about the caribou. And there were a lot of little kids bursting with questions! The zoo itself was clean, welcoming, informative, and fun!