Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Mile 79 Seward Highway

About Us:

AWCC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife through public education. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center.Amateur photographers have the opportunity to take award winning photographs while animals display their natural, wild, behavior. Coyotes peer out from behind the brush while a bald eagle swoops in on the salmon remains left by a grizzly bear. Wood Bison plod through 65 acres of tidal flat terrain, as part of a program that will one day restore the species to the Alaskan wilderness.


John J

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

Awesome wildlife center!!! I'm not a fan of zoo's as most of them the animals seem sad; this is not a zoo. This is a wildlife conservation and rescue facility. Their work with wood bison has been groundbreaking. The price is affordable, it's a small yet large facility. You can zip through in an hour or spend all day, it's entirely up to you. The interactions with the animals can be quite intimate as many times they are right up next to the fence. If you're heading down the turn again arm this is a must stop! Whether you're a local or tourist this place delivers an excellent experience for the whole family.

Noam Horenczyk

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017

Amazing place to see local wildlife. This is not a zoo but a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned animals, happy to support them with a $15 ticket. We had a great time and the staff was extremely nice, highly recommended

Stephanie Dozier

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is the place to go to see wildlife in a controlled and safe setting. You will marvel at the sizes of these amazing animals. The day we were here the grizzly bear was eating a moose ankle and just to hear the power as he chewed down on that bone was chilling. MUST DO IN ALASKA!

Leasa's Fine Art Studo

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

We hesitated to go as I usually don't like zoos but we're also interested in seeing local animals and had the afternoon , so we paid and drove in and SO glad we did. It is a nice place and the animals seem to be well taken care of. Fascinating to see them so close up. Only needed an hour or more but fun to watch the bears and moose up close!

Liz F

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

This is a great place to visit in the summer or winter. When ever I have family come to visit, the Conservation Center is a must do while they are here. The Wildlife Conservation Center isn't a Zoo but instead a sanitary for orphaned or injured animals. The goal for most of these animals is re-introduction if possible. Viewing the animals you can either drive from exhibit to exhibit or park your car and walk. Having both these options makes this a great day trip year round in any weather condition or all ages young to old. I'm don't hesitate to visit the Conservation Center in the rain! The Conservation Center also has some of the best views of the Turnagain Arm! These are especially amazing when the lupin are in full bloom (summer). If you're hungry don't worry either because they have great snacks in the gift shop. I personally enjoy grabbing an icecream! This is also a great spot to pick up souvenirs (they have a bunch of Alaska Made items too)!