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Alaska Zoo Hours

Admission Rates ~ Location ~ Summer Shuttle Service

Phone: 907.346.2133, Fax: 907.346.2673, Staff contacts

We are open all year, closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas. WE WILL BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY, DECEMBER 25. We will open at 10am on December 26.

Winter Hours: 10AM TO 4PM DAILY*

*Additional Hours for Zoo Lights:
**Last zoo admission is 30 minutes prior to closing time**
Nov.28-Jan.31: Thursdays-Sundays weekly, 5-8pm
Dec.18 to Jan.4: Every night, 5-8pm (closed Christmas Day)
Feb.1-Mar.8: Thursdays-Sundays weekly, 6:30-8:30pm

Orphaned black bear cubs are out for public viewing from 10am to 3:30pm daily at the Orphaned Cub Facility (next to the Infirmary). Read their story. They will be at the Alaska Zoo through the first of the year.

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.