This beautiful exhibit is back by popular demand! Join us for this special photographic and educational exhibit featuring the beautiful images captured in the wild from northern Minnesota photographer Heidi Pinkerton.
The Aurora! exhibit showcases nearly two dozen dramatic images of the auroras along with interpretive display boards detailing the science, history and culture behind the northern lights.
Experience this unique collection of art and science exploring the aurora borealis at the International Wolf Center, on exhibit now.
See our Ambassador Wolves
Our interpretive center in Ely features expansive observation windows with spectacular views of our resident ambassador wolves as they interact with each other in the natural 1.25-acre wolf enclosure and den site.
Currently, the Exhibit Pack includes two Northwestern wolves: Aidan and Denali, Boltz, a Great Plains wolf and two arctic wolves, Axel and Grayson. And yes, they can see you and may be curious enough to approach you within inches of the observation glass. Be sure to bring your camera to capture this unforgettable experience.
Wolves and Humans
Werewolves and puppy dogs, spirit wolves and Canis lupus on the hunt await visitors to the award-winning Wolves and Humans exhibit designed by the Science Museum of Minnesota. Both in fantasy and reality, the wolf has held deep meaning for humans. This hands-on exhibit shows the fascinating, age-old dance between wolves and humans and the modern conflicts that still threaten the wolf’s survival.
Crawl into the Little Wolf den in this delightful children’s exhibit and what do you hear? The soft whimpering of pups! Children ages 3 to 9 can romp with the spunky character, Little Wolf, through the four seasons of a pup’s first year. Kids will discover a moose towering over Little Wolf’s mailbox, mysterious holes to explore and lively games and activities. Kids AND parents enjoy this exhibit, designed by the Science Museum of Minnesota, with artistic help from Ely community members.
Wolves and Wildlands in the 21st Century
The Bell Museum of Natural History, in cooperation with the International Wolf Center, is pleased to offer Wolves and Wildlands in the 21st Century.
The Wolves and Wildlands in the 21st Century traveling exhibit presents wolves in a continental perspective that will deepen viewers’ understanding of the wolf and the challenge of wolf-human coexistence. Although the details vary across the continent a consistent story emerges: Humans determine the future of the wolf in North America. Rental information