This is your opportunity to get within 25 feet of Alaska's distinctive brown bear in a naturalized setting. Our three-quarter acre habitat is located about 5 miles from the town center, set against the Tongass National Forest. Enjoy 3 populations of bears and observe their unique personalities from a large covered viewing platform. Meet experienced naturalists as they share their love and knowledge of this often feared, yet most revered creature of the forest. Learn the challenges we face as we work to rescue these incredible giants.
In order to discourage the bears from getting into a routine, there is no set feeding time. However, the bears love to have visitors and interact with the keepers. Tours last approximately 30 minutes, followed by time to view on your own and visit the gift shop. A beverage area and restrooms are also available.
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Due to the nature of our facility and keeping things natural for the bears, our open hours vary seasonally.
May 1 - Sep. 30:
9am - 5pm daily
Last Admission: 4:30pm
CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION!
Due to major construction projects to enhance our facility, we are currently
strictly closed to the public until May 2019.
Children (7-18) $5.00
Children under 7 free.
(unlimited seasonal visits for 4 people with an Alaska ID)
Local tour companies often run a shuttle service on days that cruise ships are docked in town.
Shuttles generally run hourly, but a minimum of 10 passengers is required.
Check with the following companies on the day of your visit for more information and pricing:
City Bus (runs weekdays):
$2.00 each way,
drop-off 200 yards from gate.
Baranof Tours & Taxi
Cummins Taxi & Tours
Yellow Jersey Cycles