Visit The Incredible Zoo In Alaska For A Fun Family Day Trip

Although most of the state is ruled by wilderness and everywhere you turn you can see wildlife, it is still wonderful to have a zoo in the neighborhood. Alaska has its very own zoo that lies on the edge of Anchorage. This wonderful education center has outreach programs, animal rehabilitation and housing for animals in need. The Alaska Zoo is also the home of Zoo Lights, a winter exhibition that will fill a dark winter night with magic.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

The Alaska Zoo
4731 O’Malley Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Hours for Spring/Summer 2018:

February: 10am to 4pm* Daily (6:30-8:30pm on Zoo Lights nights)
March and April: 10am to 5pm* Daily (Zoo Lights end March 4th)
May: 9am to 6pm* Daily
June, July and August: 9am to 9pm* Daily

If you like the zoo, check out the aquarium in This Epic Alaska Aquarium Is Perfect For A Family Day Trip. Or you might like 20 Legitimately Fun Things You Can Do In Alaska Without Spending A Dime.

Have you been to the Anchorage Zoo? Tell us about it in the comments below.