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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13.00
Seniors (60+) . . . . . . . . . . . $11.00
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………………. $5.00

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!

 

JANUARY 1 – MAY 13, 2018

Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.;

Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT

We will be closed April 1 to observe Easter.

Daily Programs & Hours
(included with admission)

Fridays and Saturdays

11 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
1 p.m. Arctic Wolves
2 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3 p.m. Canines by Nature

Sundays

11 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
12 p.m. Arctic Wolves
1 p.m. Canines by Nature

 

Specialty Programs
(additional fee)

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

 


Winter Wolf Photographic Session
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. February 3rd, 2018
Prior registration is required.

$20 for non-members and $15 for members

Are you spending some time in Ely for the annual Winterfest events? Join the International Wolf Center staff for a continental breakfast and a relaxing morning photographing the ambassador wolves at the auditorium windows. Winter is an active time for the Exhibit Pack and this program catches the early morning excitement of the pack.

 *Program times are subject to change.

 Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Wolf Family Rendezvous
January 13-14, 2018

North Country by Dogsled
January 19 – 21, 2018

Wolves After Dark
February 2-3, 2018

Winter Dynamics Webinar
Friday, Feb 2, 2018 – 3 p.m. CST

Biologist Webinar: Wolf Pack Update From Yellowstone National Park with Doug Smith
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 5 p.m. CST

Winter Survival in the Northwoods
February 9 – 11, 2018

Wine, Women, and Wolves: Northwoods Winter
February 23-25, 2018

Get Inspired with Heidi Pinkerton: Wildlife Photography
February 24, 2018

Get Inspired with Heidi Pinkerton: Night Sky Photography
March 10, 2018

Boltz’s Birthday Webinar
Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 5 p.m. CST

Luna’s Birthday Webinar
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 5 p.m. CST

Aidan & Denali’s Birthday Webinar
Friday, April 27, 2018 – 6 p.m. CST

Grayson & Axel’s Birthday Webinar
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 6 p.m. CST

Grizzer’s Birthday Webinar
Saturday, May 5, 2018 – 6 p.m. CST

 

MAY 14 – JUNE 10, 2018

Open Sunday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT
Open Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT

Daily Programs & Hours
(included with admission)

9:15 a.m.
(Sat. only)
Wolves in Wildlands
10:00 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
11:00 a.m. Moose!
12:00 p.m. Wolves in Wildlands
1:00 p.m. Arctic Wolves
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. Moose!
4:00 p.m. Canine Families

 

Specialty Programs
(additional fee)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays – 7 p.m.

*Program times are subject to change

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Working for Wolves – FULL
May 18-20, 2018

Geocache Adventures In Wolf Range
June 9-10, 2018

 

JUNE 11 – AUGUST 12, 2018

Open daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. CDT

Open July 4th!!

Daily Programs & Hours
(included with admission)

9:15 a.m. Wolves in Wildlands
10:00 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
11:00 a.m. Moose!
Wolf Explorers
12:00 p.m. Wolf Enrichment
1:00 p.m. Wolves in Wildlands
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. Moose!
Wolf Explorers
4:00 p.m. Arctic Wolves
5:00 p.m. Canine Families

 

Specialty Programs
(additional fee)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays – 7 p.m.

Behind the Scenes – Members Only
Fridays – 9 a.m. – starting June 15, ends August 10

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

*Program times are subject to change

 Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini-Camp
June 11-12, 2018

Wolf Family Rendezvous
June 16-17, 2018

Summer Solstice Webinar
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 6 p.m. CST

Wolves After Dark
July 13-14, 2018

Jr. Biologist Summer Camp
July 16 – 19, 2018

Superstitions Webinar
Friday, July 13, 2018 – 7 p.m. CST

Wolf Ethology – FULL
July 28 -August 2, 2018

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini Camp
August 6-7, 2018

Perseids Meteor Shower Webinar
Friday, August 10, 2018 – 7 p.m. CST

 

AUGUST 13 – OCTOBER 14, 2018

Open Sunday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Open Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Daily Programs & Hours
(included with admission)

9:15 a.m.
(Saturdays Only)
Wolves in Wildlands
10:00 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
11:00 a.m. Moose!
12:00 p.m. Wolves in Wildlands
1:00 p.m. Arctic Wolves
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. Moose!
4:00 p.m. Canine Families

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)

First Day of Fall Webinar
Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 6 p.m. CST

Tracking the Pack
September 28-30, 2018

Wolf Photography Workshop
October 5-7, 2018

Wolves After Dark
October 19-20, 2018

 

OCTOBER 15 – May 12 2019

Open Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

We will be closed on December 24, 25 and 31 for the holidays.

Daily Programs & Hours
(included with admission)

Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

10:15 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
11:00 a.m. Moose!
12:00 p.m. Wolves in Wildlands
1:00 p.m. Arctic Wolves
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. Moose!
4:00 p.m. Canine Families

 

Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

9:15 a.m. Wolves in Wildlands
10:00 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
11:00 a.m. Moose!
12:00 p.m. Wolves in Wildlands
1:00 p.m. Arctic Wolves
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. Moose!
4:00 p.m. Canine Families

 

Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

10:15 a.m. Wolves in Wildlands
11:00 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
12:00 p.m. Moose!
1:00 p.m. Arctic Wolves

 

Specialty Programs
(additional fee)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays 7 p.m.
October 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8, 15, 29

*Program times are subject to change

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Wolf Family Rendezvous
October 19-20, 2018

Full Moon Webinar
Sunday, October 21, 2018 – 5 p.m. CST

Winter is Here Webinar
Wednesday, December 14, 2018 – 4 p.m. CST

Daily Programs

Ambassadors to the Wild
Want to know more about our Exhibit Pack? Join this program to learn about each of our ambassador wolves, their histories and behaviors. Then step into the world of wolf biology and gain a better understanding of wolf behavior and pack dynamics!
30-minute presentation

Arctic Wolves
As arctic wolves, Axel and Grayson have unique adaptations and characteristics. Find out what arctic wolves have that help them survive in such a harsh climate and learn how they differ from other wolves in North America. 30-minute presentations

Canine Families
It’s more than their looks that make wolves, coyotes, foxes and dogs different. Behaviors, diets and even vocalizations vary between members of the dog family. Come find out what makes each one unique! 30-minute presentations

Canines by Nature
Canids are mammals in the dog family and share many similarities but during this program you’ll learn what makes wolves, coyotes, foxes and dogs different. 30-minute presentations

Moose!
How can a moose tower in size and still be so difficult to see in the wild? Learn about this iconic Minnesota animal during this program about moose biology, current research and Minnesota’s changing population. 30-minute presentations

Wolf Enrichment
Looking for the wolves? Wolves typically try to conserve energy and avoid the heat of the day. During this special program, our wolf care staff will encourage our ambassador wolves to actively investigate new items in their enclosure. 30-minute presentations

Wolves in Wildlands
What role do wolves play in their ecosystem? How do they interact and impact the other organisms where they live? Join us for a look at these relationships and discover the importance of wildlands. 30-minute presentation

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? Saturdays at 7:00 pm
Adult Non-member  $7.50; Adult Member $5
Child Non-member (4-12) $5; Child Member $3
Children 3 and under FREE

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

Howling Safari
August: Wednesday and Friday at 8:00 pm; September and October: Saturday at 8:30 pm

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.

Did you hear that?! Learn about wolf vocalizations before practicing your own howl and venturing into the nearby forest to try howling to a local wolf pack. Don’t be surprised if they howl back!


Wolf Explorers
Child (4-12)

Learn about wolves through interactive games and fun activities. This hands-on program is designed for kids 4-12 years old. Parents must remain on-site and with their child.

Behind the Scenes – Members Only
Fridays, starting June 15, ending August 10
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!