Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center – Visit Real Alaskan Wildlife

Dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, and quality animal care.
OPEN YEAR ROUND Operating Hours, Open Rain, or Shine: January: 10 am to 3 pm (4-day operations: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) February: 10 am to 4 pm March & April: 10 am to 5 pm May 1 – October 31: 10 am to 5 pm November: 10 am to 4 pm (4-day operations: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) December: 10 am to 3 pm (4-day operations: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) For Holiday Break we will be open 7 days a week from December 20 to December 31; we will be closed December 24, December 25 and January 1. CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. OPEN: All other holidays.

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is located in Portage Valley (Mile 79 of the Seward Highway) and is surrounded by the breathtaking Chugach Mountain Range and Turnagain Arm Inlet. Come enjoy over 200 acres of animal enclosures by touring our scenic 1.5-mile loop, accessible by foot, bike, or by car, while learning about our resident wildlife. During the winter months, we invite you to bring your cross-country skis or fat tire bike! We also offer complimentary use of our 12 kick sleds, available to visitors on a first come first serve basis in the winter.

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, research, education, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides them with spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Most of the animals that arrive at the AWCC become permanent residents and will always have a home here. The Center maintains over 200 acres of spacious habitats for animals to feel at home and display their natural “wild” behavior. Visitors may see brown bears cooling off in the water, a bull moose strutting, wood bison roaming on pastures, and more.

79 Seward Highway
Anchorage 99587 AK US
Get directions

Company Logo

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center – Visit Real Alaskan Wildlife