Get inspired to make the most of your August by getting out this weekend. There are a lot of options for quick weekend trips for the family to learn more about Alaska’s wildlife. Kathy Dunn with the State of Alaska joined Daybreak Tuesday to share some popular hotspots for people of all ages.


Alaska SeaLife Center (Seward) – Offers up-close viewings of Alaska’s native wildlife.

Open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. until Sept. 17. 10 a.m – 5 p.m. from Sept. 18 – Dec. 31. Offers a student and Alaska resident discount.


Alaska Raptor Center (Sitka) – Medical treatment facility for Alaska’s birds. Teaches people of all ages about birds and environmental conservation.

Open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. year-round.


Alaska Zoo (Anchorage) – Provides homes for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals.

Hours vary by month. Click here for more info.


Running Reindeer Ranch (Fairbanks) – Offers a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience walking with the reindeer.

Visits offered by appointment only. Open on weekends during the school season.


For more information on other wildlife-viewing opportunities, click here.



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