Outdoors Briefs

Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008

Mother's Day Deal at AWCC

Wishing all mothers a very happy Mother's Day, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is offering free admission to all visitors on May 11.

Family, friends and mothers, are encouraged to come see the new animal moms at the wildlife center, including caribou, plains bison, wood bison and musk ox. Activities for the day include story time at 1:30 p.m., Mother's Day craft for kids at 2:00 p.m., and guided walking tours at 11:00 a.m., noon and 3:00 p.m.

AWCC hours are 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Call 907-783-2025 for more information.

SeaLife Center Celebration

The Alaska SeaLife Center is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by offering free admission for Alaska residents on the 10th day of every month throughout 2008.

Alaska residents also receive a 10 percent discount on behind-the-scenes tours, puffin encounters and octopus encounters. Alaskan ID is required.

The Alaska SeaLife Center is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Call 888-378-2525 or 907-224-7908 to make reservations. For more information, visit www.alaskasealife.org.

Parks fees waived for a day

Alaska State parks director James King announces that day-use parking fees will be suspended for the day in all Alaska State Parks on May 11.

"So, please plan to visit our state parks to enjoy a hike, bike ride, picnic or other activity," King said.

Not all of the parks may be open yet, so interested park visitors should check to determine the status of park opening at www.alaskastateparks.org. Also, all fees other than day use parking fees will still be collected.

For more information, contact Chris Degernes at 907-269-8702.

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