The Alaska Zoo started in 1969 with one baby elephant named Annabelle that was won in a contest. Since then, it has expanded to include 100 animals across 25 acres of the Anchorage hillside. The zoo has the widest variety of animals native to the state of Alaska as well as a handful of exotics that are part of a great center for education and research that focuses on wildlife conservation and animal rehabilitation. The wooded hillside setting allows visitors to get close-up views of the many animals of the north.
- March & April: 10am - 5pm
- May: 9am-6pm
- June, July & August: 9am-9pm
- September: 9am-6pm
- October: 10am-5pm
- November - February: 10am-4pm
- Closed: Thanksgiving & Christmas