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The Alaska Zoo
Happy April! We are now open daily from 10am - 5pm with last entry taken half hour before closing each day.
Alaska Zoo Mission
The Alaska Zoo has provided a home for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals for over four decades. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting conservation of Arctic, sub-Arctic and like climate species through education, research and community enrichment. We are proud to offer quality programs and events for Alaskans and visitors.
Discovery Center: How We Began
Visitors to the zoo can discover the unique beginning of the Alaska Zoo and our progress through the years by visiting the Discovery Center, located in the old gift shop building. The Center is open during all zoo visiting hours and provides a good warming spot during winter visits.
Explore the history and story of the Alaska Zoo through vintage photographs, interpretive displays, hands-on items, and a DVD showing archival zoo footage. You will leave the Discovery Center with a better understanding of who we are, where we came from, and how we have served the community and wildlife of Alaska for over four decades.
Daily Zoo Hours
Zoo hours vary with season to accommodate shorter daylight hours in winter. The zoo is open all year, we are closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
*Last admission entry to the zoo is 30 minutes prior to closing. It takes approximately an hour and a half to see the entire zoo, so 30 minutes will not be enough time. Zoo staff walk through to clear the zoo at closing time.
Monday: April 10am - 5pm daily
Tuesday: May 9am - 6pm daily
Wednesday: June - Aug 9am to 9pm daily
Thursday: September 9am to 6pm daily
Friday: October 10am to 5pm daily
Saturday: November & December 10am - 4pm Daily
Sunday: Last entry half hour prior to closing each day.