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KidsDay by Anchorage's Promise and AlaskaUSA

  • The Alaska Zoo 4731 O'Malley Road Anchorage, AK, 99507 United States (map)

KidsDay 2018 presented by:

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The Alaska Zoo is proud to be a partnering location for the city-wide KidsDay event this year, held on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 10am to 4pm! This event is coordinated by Anchorage's Promise and presented by AlaskaUSA. There will be festivities for kids happening all over Anchorage, including right here at the Alaska Zoo and also at the Dena'ina Center downtown. Click here to learn more about this city-wide event for kids!

ADMISSION INFORMATION: At the Alaska Zoo, we will be hosting FREE ENTRY for all kids (ages 17 and under) for this day only! Please be sure your group is in correct ratio, we require 1 adult for every 5 kids ages 12 and younger for zoo entry, no exceptions! We won't be selling zoo memberships at the entrance on this day in order to keep lines moving, but you can buy or renew your membership anytime online! Click here to access online memberships.


SHUTTLES: Adults receive $1 off their entry just by riding the Premier Alaska shuttle buses to the KidsDay event at the zoo. There will also be shuttle buses running between the zoo and the Dena'ina Center downtown to make travel between events as easy as pie! Parking at the zoo will be limited, so please take advantage of these shuttles.

KidsDay Shuttle Schedules:

Shuttles between the zoo and South High: In addition to shuttles running between the zoo and Dena'ina Center downtown, shuttles will be looping between the zoo and South High School. We ask visitors to take advantage of this as rides will be quick and easy, with the shuttle through every 15 minutes.

Departs Dena’ina to the zoo
11:00/11:30am
12:00/12:30pm
1:00/1:30pm
2:00/2:30pm
3:00/3:30pm

Departs the zoo to Dena’ina
11:00/11:30am
12:00/12:30pm
1:00/1:30pm
2:00/2:30pm
3:00/3:30pm
4:30pm


ZOO ACTIVITIES: Critter Chats with zookeepers and zoo educators, enrichment for zoo animals at scheduled times, face painting, petting zoo open, temporary tattoo station, free hot chocolate, a coloring station, cotton candy for sale and a bean bag toss. Our Discovery Center will be open and the Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will be ready for your business! We hope you will join us!

Earlier Event: April 20
Critter Chat: Red Fox
Later Event: April 22
Critter Chat: Snow Leopard