The Alaska Zoo

The Alaska Zoo sits on 25 wooded acres located in the beautiful hillside area of Anchorage. We are home to over 100 birds and mammals. We are the only zoo in Alaska and are proud to be celebrating our 40th anniversary of serving both the people and wildlife in our state. Our mission is to promote the conservation of Arctic, Sub-Arctic and like-climate species through education, research and community enrichment. We are one of the most visited attractions in the state, with an annual attendance of close to 200,000 visitors. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience a unique and special place in Alaska. Contact our Education Department today to schedule a special program or tour.

Open all year, closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.


Hours vary with season due to less winter daylight. Hours below are listed by month:

January: 10am to 4pm* daily

February: 10am to 4pm* daily

March and April: 10am to 5pm* daily

May: 9am to 6pm* daily

June, July and August: 9am to 9pm* daily

September: 9am to 6pm* daily

October: 10am to 5pm* daily

November: 10am to 4pm* daily

December: 10am to 4pm* daily

*Last admission to the zoo is 30 minutes before closing. It takes 1.5 hours to see the entire zoo, so 30 minutes does not leave enough time. Zoo staff walk through to clear zoo grounds at closing time.

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