The Alaska Zoo is a nonprofit established in 1969. Our mission is to promote conservation of Arctic, sub-Arctic and like climate species through education, research and community enrichment.

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The Alaska Zoo team is devastated to learn of the passing of our friend and head gardener Michael Greco. Mike will be remembered fondly by all, for his deep belly laughs and sense of humor, as well as the Zoo Lights that sparkle and flowers that bloom each spring because of his hard work. Please keep Mike’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

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BP TO MATCH DONATIONS FOR 2018 BROWN BEAR HABITAT UPGRADES.

CHRISTMAS FOR THE ANIMALS EVENT, MEMBERS FREE ENTRY

Zoo Lights

Annual members are invited to a Zoo Lights Preview Night on Wednesday, November 21st from 5-8pm. Zoo Lights opens to the public on Friday, November 23rd. Tickets go online on November 15th or you can buy entry at the gate during Zoo Lights hours. Learn more →


Attention youth ages 6 and over and adults! Reserve a spot at our 9th Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids on Saturday, December 8th, 2018! Register your young “citizen scientists” and explore the “wild” zoo grounds with experienced birders to practice skills and learn about tough Alaskan winter bird species. There will be bird-related freebies, food and drinks. Learn more and reserve your spot today →