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Admission, Hours, & Daily Programs

Admission Fees

Admission includes all Daily Programs, film presentations in our theater, the Wolves and Humans, Little Wolf, and Special Exhibits, and, of course, our live ambassador wolves.

Buy admission for one day – come back the next day FREE.

Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE
Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00
Seniors (60+) . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00
Child* (4-12) . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.00
Child* (3 and under) . . . . . FREE

*Children must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Groups of 8 or more at the door:

Adult…………………………….$11.00
Child/Student………………. $6.50

Pre-register your group for additional savings.

The International Wolf Center is wheel-chair accessible. We can provide interpretative services for the hearing impaired if arrangements are made ahead of time. Call (218) 365-4695.

Membership

Become a member of our pack – it definitely has some perks!

  • Free admission to our Interpretive Center in Ely, Minnesota
  • A quarterly subscription to the beautiful and informative International Wolf magazine.
  • Save 10% at the Wolf Den Store in Ely and online
  • Discounts on Specialty Programs
  • Special Members-Only events
  • You help educate the world about wolves! 

Join today!  Become a member online or sign up when you come to visit!

Join Today!

 

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JANUARY 1 – MAY 15, 2017

Friday 10 – 5; Saturday 9 – 5; Sunday 10 – 2

Daily Programs & Hours
(included with admission)

10 a.m. Passport to Wolves
(Saturday only)
11 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
12 p.m. In Search of Wolves
1 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
2 p.m. The Mighty Moose
3 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
4 p.m. Wolves in Our Backyard

Specialty Programs
(additional fee)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays – 7:00 p.m.

Photography Sessions
Saturday 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. – February 4

 

*Program times are subject to change.

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Dogsled Yurt Adventure
January 20-22, 2017

Wolf Snow Carving Workshop
January 27, 2017

Webinar: Celebrating Groundhog Day
Thursday, February 2, 4 p.m.

Wolf Photography Weekend
February 3-4, 2017

Wolves after Dark
February 10-11, 2017

Snowshoe Weaving Workshop
February 18 – 19, 2017

Northern MN: A Wild Wolf EdVenture (For ages 21+)
February 24-26, 2017

Wine, Women, and Wolves: Northwoods Winter
March 3-5, 2017

Northern MN: A Wild Wolf EdVenture (Family trip)
March 10-12, 2017

Webinar: Boltz Birthday
Friday, March 17, 5 p.m.

Webinar: Luna’s Birthday
Saturday, March 25, 5 p.m.

Wolf Family Rendezvous
April 1-2, 2017

Webinar: Aidan and Denali’s Birthday
Thursday, April 27, 6 p.m.

Webinar: Axel and Grayson’s Birthday
Tuesday, May 2, 6 p.m.

Webinar: Grizzer’s Birthday
Friday, May 5, 6 p.m.

Working for Wolves
May 12-14

 

MAY 16 – JUNE 12, 2017

Open Sunday – Friday 10 – 5
Open Saturday 9 – 5

Daily Programs & Hours
(included with admission)

10 a.m.  
11 a.m. Wolves In Our Backyard
12 p.m.  
1 p.m. In Search of Wolves
2 p.m.
3 p.m. The Mighty Moose
4 p.m.  

 

Specialty Programs
(additional fee)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays – 7 p.m.

*Program times are subject to change

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Wolf Family Rendezvous
June 3-4, 2017

Geocache Adventures In Wolf Range
June 10-11, 2017

Webinar: First Full Moon in June
Friday, June 9, 8 p.m.

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini-Camp
June 15-16, 2017

 

JUNE 13 – AUGUST 12, 2017

Open daily 9 – 6

Open July 4th!!

Daily Programs & Hours
(included with admission)

9:15 a.m. Passport to Wolves
10 a.m.  
11 a.m. The Mighty Moose
11 a.m. Jr. Wolf Detective
12 p.m.  
1 p.m. In Search of Wolves
2 p.m.  
3 p.m. Wolves in Our Backyard
4 p.m.  
5 p.m. Wolf Tales

 

Specialty Programs
(additional fee)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays – 7 p.m.

Behind the Scenes – Members Only
Fridays – 9 a.m. – Ends August 5

Howling Safari
Wednesdays and Fridays – 8 p.m.
(August only)

*Program times are subject to change

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Pups at One Year
June 24-25, 2017

The Wonder of Wolves:
Intergenerational Wolf Discovery

Sunday, June 25 – Friday, June 30, 2017

Webinar: Wolf Watch Observational highlights
Friday, June 30, 8 p.m.

Wolves after Dark
June 30- July 1, 2017

The Wonder of Wolves:
Intergenerational Wolf Discovery

Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 14, 2017

Jr. Biologist Summer Camp
July 17 – 20, 2017

Wolf Ethology
July 29 – August 3, 2017

Webinar: Wolf Ethology Observational highlights
Wednesday, August 2, 7 p.m.

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini-Camp
August 7-8, 2017

Wolves after Dark
August 11-12, 2017

 

AUGUST 13 – OCTOBER 16, 2017

Open Sunday – Friday 10 – 5
Open Saturday 9 – 5

Daily Programs & Hours
(included with admission)

10:15 a.m. Wolves In Our Backyard
11 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
12 p.m. In Search of Wolves
1 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
2 p.m. The Mighty Moose
3 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
4 p.m. Passport to Wolves

Specialty Programs
(additional fee)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays 7 p.m.

Howling Safari
Aug. Wed. & Fri. 8 p.m.
Sept. & Oct. Sat. 8:30 p.m.

*Program times are subject to change

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Tracking the Pack
August 18-20, 2017

Wolf Family Rendezvous
September 2-3, 2017

Wine, Women and Wolves: Boundary Waters Adventure
September 15-17, 2017

Webinar: Autumnal Equinox
Friday, September 22, 6 p.m.

Wolves and Bears and Eagles, Oh My!
September 29 – October 1, 2017

Wolf Photography Weekend
October 6-8, 2017

Webinar: Fall is in the Air
Friday, October 6, 5 p.m.

 

OCTOBER 17 – DECEMBER 31 2017

Open Friday 10 – 5; Saturday 9 – 5; Sunday 10 – 2

The Center is open the weekend following Thanksgiving, November 25-27, 2016.

Daily Programs & Hours
(included with admission)

10 a.m. Passport to Wolves
11 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
1 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
2 p.m. The Mighty Moose
3 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
4 p.m. Wolves in Our Backyard

Specialty Programs
(additional fee)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays 7 p.m.
October 22, 29
November 5, 19, 12, 26
December 3, 10, 17
(No program on December 24 and 31, 2016)

*Program times are subject to change

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Wolves after Dark
October 20-21, 2017

Working for Wolves
October 20-22

Webinar: Winter snows
Friday, December 15, 4 p.m.

Daily Programs

Ambassadors to the Wild
Learn about our ambassador wolves! This program introduces each of our ambassador wolves, their histories and personalities. Then we will take a step into the world of wolf biology, covering population range, behavior and pack dynamics! 35-minute presentation

Jr. Wolf Detective
Kids of all ages will love these hands-on activities! Hunt for clues in our Wolves and Humans exhibit or search for a wolf’s radio collar using real telemetry equipment. New activities every day!

The Mighty Moose
Why is the moose population in decline? While scientists have yet to determine the direct cause, we can give you a glimpse into the multi-faceted challenges moose face, their biology and the latest science on their relationship to wolves and wildlands.  30-minute presentation

Wolf Tales
Whether feared, respected or hated, our legends and myths surrounding the wolf may tell us more about ourselves than the wolf. Featuring wolf tales old and new, this program will inform and entertain those of all ages!

Wolves in Our Backyard
North America is home to gray wolves, red wolves, Mexican wolves and coywolves? What?! What’s the difference? Get the 411 about wolves in North America.    30-minute presentation 

Passport to Wolves
The wolves on four continents of our planet each face unique challenges. Discover how wolves learn to adapt in a multitude of cultures and environments.
30-minute presentation

In Search of Wolves
Over the decades, scientists from Sigurd Olson to Dave Mech have studied wolves and created and refined methods to track and understand them. Find out how wolf research continues to evolve.

Note: Wolves are curious and will generally come out during a program in the auditorium. However, they are wild animals, so we cannot guarantee that you will see the wolves during a particular program.

Specialty Programs

What’s for Dinner?
Adult Non-member  $7.50; Adult Member $5
Child Non-member (6-12) $5; Child Member $3
Children 3 and under FREE
Prior registration requested.

Learn about the fascinating feeding behavior of wolves as you watch our Exhibit Pack dine on (cache, hide and lay on) a variety of prey.

Photography Sessions
Non-members $20, $18 Members
Prior registration is required.

Photographers – whether you’re a novice or professional, you’ll get the best shots of our wolves when you have exclusive photo access! Join our staff as the sun rises (or sets), the wolves are more active, and the Center is closed to the public. (All images captured through the glass.)

Howling Safari
Adult Non-member $9.50; Adult Member $8.50
Child Non-member (6-12) $6; 
Child Member $5

Not suitable for children under six. Prior registration is required.

Learn about the incredible array of wolf vocalizations, practice some howls, then venture into the nearby forest and howl to a local wolf pack. Don’t be surprised if they howl back!

Behind the Scenes – Members Only
Adult $10, Child (6-12) $5 
Not suitable for children under six. Prior registration required.

This behind-the-scenes experience gives members exclusive access to areas off-limits to the general public! Get up close and learn about the socialization, care, and feeding of our ambassador wolves. Participants will view the wolves from benches near the fence.

Call (218)-365-HOWL ext 130 to reserve your spot!

 

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