Today we’d like to touch on a sometimes overlooked attraction in Alaska – the Alaska Zoo. Alaska is a beautiful state, full of wildlife and chances to observe these creatures in their natural habitat. But sometimes the animals are quite hidden and don’t make their presence known to you. So if you’d like to make sure you see a wide variety of animals on your trip, head to the Alaska Zoo!
This zoo is open year-round; however, hours are varied throughout the year. On average the hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but they are more extended during the summer months. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 3-17). Those 2 and under are free.
Touring the Alaska Zoo:
You’ll find the Alaska Zoo along the hillside of south Anchorage. More specifically you can find it in your Alaska RV rental at 4731 O’Malley Road in Anchorage. If you keep heading south with an RV after you visit the zoo, you’ll come across the way to Girdwood and the Kenai Peninsula – both great places to visit.
Animals you’ll find when you visit the Alaska Zoo include the following: swans, Arctic foxes, the musk ox, polar bears, river otters, harbor seals, golden eagles, camels, bees, caribou, brown bears, snow leopards, snowy owls, bald eagles, moose, and more.
Along with visiting all the animals during your visit, you can make you and your family an appointment here for an Alaska Zoo tour. This tour is about an hour and a half long and includes behind the scenes stops. This will let you see the zoo in an even more up close and personal way.
If you’d like to go all out, you can even try your hand at an animal encounter. This is an additional fee to your admission. You’ll be able to hang out with polar bears, big cats, seals, and wolves. You’ll be able to learn more about them and participate in feeding them, training them, and even cleaning up after them if you so choose.
If you are going to be visiting Alaska during the winter months, you could check out an event at the zoo called Zoo Lights. This winter wonderland of animals and colored lights is a great site to see. You’ll see lighted displays, lots of trees, and decorated canopies as you walk through the zoo.
If visiting Alaska is something in your near future and you need a way to get around, contact A&M RV Center at (907) 279-5508 or make a reservation, we’d be happy to help get you mobile for your Alaska vacation.