Learn about the Alaska Zoo's Polar Bear Project

Alaska Zoo Hours

Admission Rates ~ Location ~ Summer Shuttle Service

Visitor Conduct and Rules

Phone: 907.346.2133, Fax: 907.346.2673, Staff contacts

We are open all year, closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. 

JANUARY HOURS: 10AM-4PM DAILY (last entry through Admissions at 3:30pm)

EXTENDED HOURS FOR ZOO LIGHTS: We are now offering special extended hours for our amazing Zoo Lights displays. Click here to see the schedule, special rates and BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLINE TODAY!

Hours vary with season due to less winter daylight. Hours below are listed by month:

January:  10am to 4pm* daily

February:  10am to 4pm* daily

March and April:  10am to 5pm* daily

May:  9am to 6pm* daily

June, July and August:  9am to 9pm* daily

September: 9am to 6pm* daily

October:  10am to 5pm* daily

November:  10am to 4pm* daily

December:  10am to 4pm* daily

*Last admission to the zoo is 30 minutes prior to closing time.  It takes 1.5 hours to see the entire zoo, so 30 minutes does not leave enough time.  Zoo staff walk through to clear zoo grounds at closing time.