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.

We have two new zoo residents! Meet Finnigan and Piper, two mountain goats born at the Oregon Zoo in 2018. They will join our resident mountain goat Tracey to be a non-producing group as Finnigan has a vasectomy. Piper is the smaller female. They will remain in quarantine at the orphan facility for 30 days and then move down to the main goat habitat for introductions. They are out in public view in the outdoor yard of the orphan facility next to the infirmary.

We have two new zoo residents! Meet Finnigan and Piper, two mountain goats born at the Oregon Zoo in 2018. They will join our resident mountain goat Tracey to be a non-producing group as Finnigan has a vasectomy. Piper is the smaller female. They will remain in quarantine at the orphan facility for 30 days and then move down to the main goat habitat for introductions. They are out in public view in the outdoor yard of the orphan facility next to the infirmary.

Join us in celebrating EARTH HOUR, a global effort to raise awareness of our footprint on our planet! The  Earth Hour Challenge to Schools and Businesses is happening on Friday, March 29th , followed by the  official Earth Hour event from 8-10pm on Saturday, March 30th.  Help us make a difference!

Join us in celebrating EARTH HOUR, a global effort to raise awareness of our footprint on our planet! The Earth Hour Challenge to Schools and Businesses is happening on Friday, March 29th, followed by the official Earth Hour event from 8-10pm on Saturday, March 30th. Help us make a difference!

Visit Polar Dip to dine on a “Cranbeary Special” in March!  50% of proceeds go to the purchase of a giant pickle for our polar bears. Visit them at 12100 Old Seward, 11am-6pm M-F.

Visit Polar Dip to dine on a “Cranbeary Special” in March! 50% of proceeds go to the purchase of a giant pickle for our polar bears. Visit them at 12100 Old Seward, 11am-6pm M-F.

DAILY CRITTER CHATS:    Join us for informal, scheduled talks with zookeepers and educators alongside the animals they work with. The topics and times vary by day.  View the calendar.

DAILY CRITTER CHATS: Join us for informal, scheduled talks with zookeepers and educators alongside the animals they work with. The topics and times vary by day. View the calendar.

Alaska Zoo Audio Tour,  Preview Online

Alaska Zoo Audio Tour, Preview Online