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Wolves after Dark

register Date: October 20-21
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: October 18, 2017

Program Rates:
Adult Non-member (18+):  $70, Member $65
Student Non-member (12-17): $40, Member $35

Have you wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here’s your opportunity to participate in a “Citizen Science” project and document important behavioral data critical to understanding the Exhibit Pack dynamics. Participants camp out in the Center’s auditorium in full view of the wolf viewing windows! The next morning, after a relaxing continental breakfast, analyze the evening’s observations and interpret the behavior. Bring your sense of adventure, a sleeping bag and pillow for this unique overnight opportunity at the Center!

Download important program details [PDF] (cancellation policy, details on lodging, meals and transport, packing list and sample itinerary and Required Health Form).

Minimum Age: 12 *must be accompanied by adult if under the age of 18
Location: International Wolf Center
Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 14

Activity Level:  Extended time sitting at observation windows and sleeping on carpeted auditorium risers and chairs.

Package Includes:

  • Training in wolf behaviors by Wolf Care Staff
  • An Interactive Ethogram -Wolf Behavioral Dictionary
  • Opportunity to gain advice and share experience in data collection
  • Photographic opportunities of the Center’s Ambassador Wolves



Program Itinerary
Program itinerary – Note that outdoor activities vary with weather conditions and temperature.


  • 5 p.m. – We will have a casual dinner while viewing the Highlights of the Ambassador Wolves DVD to gain a perspective on the Center’s captive management history.
  • 6 p.m. – Wolf Care staff will introduce the Ethogram behavioral codes, the broad categories of wolf behavior and start the process of observing, interpreting and sharing the lives of the ambassador wolves that help “Teach the World about Wolves.”


  • 7:30 a.m. – Staff will set up a continental breakfast, and then participants can observe the standard wolf care check and staff interactions with wolves from 7:30 – 8:30. After wolf care, we will discuss your wolf observations, ethogram codes, future management and ways to stay connected.
  • 9 a.m.  – The program ends.