Kids FREE ENTRY on February 10th for our Valentines for the Animals event


2018 Valentines for the Animals at the Alaska Zoo

Saturday, February 10th

FREE ENTRY FOR KIDS (ages 17 and under) from 10am to 4pm, last public entry at 3:30pm.

All children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.

One adult required for every five children.

Note: Zoo Lights will be open in the evening, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, regular Zoo Lights rates apply (no free entry for kids after 3:30pm).

The Alaska Zoo is sharing the love in 2018! Join us for KIDS FREE admission to the zoo (ages 17 and under) on Saturday, February 10th between 10am and 4pm (last entry at 3:30pm). This is also the day of our annual Valentines for the Animals event where visitors make valentines for zoo animals at our card craft station, then deliver the cards to the large envelopes placed along the trails at each animal habitat.

Event activities will be happening from Noon to 3pm. The card station will be in the Coffee Shop Greenhouse with all of the supplies on hand to make awesome valentines, along with free hot chocolate for a warm-up (while supplies last). Our Discovery Center will be open if you wish to stop in and learn about the zoo’s history through pictures. The Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will be open for business as well. Our zookeepers will have valentine-themed enrichment happening for animals throughout the zoo, with scheduled times and locations posted for visitors during the event.

Why not share the love all year long! Become an annual zoo member and receive free entry for one year from the date of purchase. We offer many member perks including an a’ la carte system to design the membership that fits your needs, seasonal discounts in the Gift Shop, discounts on certain special events, discounts on Adventure Camps for ages 6-12, options for guest passes and more. We now offer membership sales and renewals online through our new website! It is convenient to join and memberships make great gifts for the animal lovers in your life.

Valentines for the Animals event contact: Heather Doncaster,