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Our expert wolf educators have developed challenging and memorable programs for you to enjoy in Minnesota’s north woods. So grab your friends and family and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Wolves and Women’s Weekend:
Boundary Waters Adventure 2019 – FULL

Date: September 13-15, 2019
Time: Friday 4 p.m. CDT– Sunday 9 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: August 30, 2019
Program Rates: Non-member $275, Member $250

Join us for a fun, relaxing weekend learning about wolves and the northwoods while enjoying the company of women who have the same hectic routine as you! Slow it down for the weekend, enjoy some wine and cheese as we gather at the Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base. Participate in a weekend full of canoeing, radio telemetry, and trekking through the beautiful northwoods! Enjoy everything the wilderness has to offer on this outdoor adventure!

Howling Safari 6 Seats Remaining

Date: September 21, 2019
Time:
Saturday at 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Program rates:
Adult Non-member $10; Adult Member $9
Child Non-member (6-12) $6; Child Member $5

Not suitable for children under six. If you are participating with children under 8 years old, to comply with Minnesota car and booster seat laws, you will need to provide your own transportation on field trips.  Field trip locations are easy to get to, just follow our staff! 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!

Howling Safari – FULL

Date: September 28, 2019
Time:
Saturday at 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Program rates:
Adult Non-member $10; Adult Member $9
Child Non-member (6-12) $6; Child Member $5

Not suitable for children under six. If you are participating with children under 8 years old, to comply with Minnesota car and booster seat laws, you will need to provide your own transportation on field trips.  Field trip locations are easy to get to, just follow our staff! 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!

Howling Safari – 7 Seats Remaining

Date: October 5, 2019
Time: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Program rates:
Adult Non-member $10; Adult Member $9
Child Non-member (6-12) $6; Child Member $5

Not suitable for children under six. If you are participating with children under 8 years old, to comply with Minnesota car and booster seat laws, you will need to provide your own transportation on field trips.  Field trip locations are easy to get to, just follow our staff! 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!

Howling Safari

Date: October 12, 2019
Time: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Program rates:
Adult Non-member $10; Adult Member $9
Child Non-member (6-12) $6; Child Member $5

Not suitable for children under six. If you are participating with children under 8 years old, to comply with Minnesota car and booster seat laws, you will need to provide your own transportation on field trips.  Field trip locations are easy to get to, just follow our staff! 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!

North Country by Canoe – 4 Seats Remaining

Date: October 11 – 13, 2019
Time: Friday 12:00 p.m. – Sunday 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 27, 2019

Program Rates: Non-member $700, Member $630
Deposit: $100

Spend an autumn weekend in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness! Participants will join a member of the International Wolf Center staff and Northern Tier’s wilderness guides on a camping and canoeing trip in the Boundary Waters. While you’re enjoying all of the magnificence this wilderness has to offer, you’ll be able to try your hand at wildlife sign identification, and mapping/GPS skills! Join us on this adventure, paddling into the heart of wolf country!

Howling Safari

Date: October 19, 2019
Time: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Program rates:
Adult Non-member $10; Adult Member $9
Child Non-member (6-12) $6; Child Member $5

Not suitable for children under six. If you are participating with children under 8 years old, to comply with Minnesota car and booster seat laws, you will need to provide your own transportation on field trips.  Field trip locations are easy to get to, just follow our staff! 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!

Wolves after Dark

Date: October 18-19, 2019
Time: Friday 5 p.m. CST– Saturday 9:00 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: October 2, 2019
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!

Wolf Family Rendezvous – FULL

Date: October 19-20, 2019
Time: Sat. 8:30 a.m. – Sun. 10 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2019

A full weekend of family fun showcases the best of what the International Wolf Center and Ely has to offer. Program includes three days of free admission to the International Wolf Center, private lessons about wolves, private-wolf viewing time before the Center opens and after it closes to the public, a hike in the Superior National Forest, a pizza dinner and admission to the popular Saturday night ‘What’s for Dinner?’ program at the Center.

Working for Wolves – FULL

Date: October 25-27, 2019
Time:
Friday 5:00 p.m. – Sunday 12:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: October 1, 2019

Spend a weekend “Workin’ for Wolves” assisting the wolf care staff with some winterization projects. In the fall, we have to make sure any pond devices are shut down and ready for freezing while the drinking water supply has a functioning heat source that keeps the drinking water thawed. Fall projects can also provide a good chance to burn debris and make sure fence edges are ready for snow and ice build-up.

Howling Safari

Date: October 26, 2019
Time: Saturday at 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Program rates:
Adult Non-member $10; Adult Member $9
Child Non-member (6-12) $6; Child Member $5

Not suitable for children under six. If you are participating with children under 8 years old, to comply with Minnesota car and booster seat laws, you will need to provide your own transportation on field trips.  Field trip locations are easy to get to, just follow our staff! 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!

North Country by Dogsled

Date: January 17-19, 2020
Time:  Friday 5:00 p.m. – Sunday 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 29, 2018

Program Rates:  Non-member $850, Member $800
Deposit: $100

Join us on an adventure into the north country by dogsled to learn about wolves! Start your weekend with a hot dinner and a night at the International Wolf Center observing our ambassador wolves. After a continental breakfast in the morning, begin your expedition at White Wilderness Dog Sledding by learning how to harness your dogs, and depart across the snow covered wilderness for a full day of dog sledding. Search for wolf tracks along your trail and spend a peaceful night in an insulated, heated yurt! Return by dogsled the next morning and wrap up your journey at the International Wolf Center over a hot cup of coffee (or cocoa). Bring your sense of adventure for this unique opportunity!

Wolf Family Rendezvous

Date: January 18-19, 2020
Time: Sat. 8:30 a.m. – Sun. 10 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: January 4, 2020

A full weekend of family fun showcases the best of what the International Wolf Center and Ely has to offer. Program includes three days of free admission to the International Wolf Center, private lessons about wolves, private-wolf viewing time before the Center opens and after it closes to the public, a hike in the Superior National Forest, a pizza dinner and admission to the popular Saturday night ‘What’s for Dinner?’ program at the Center.

Wolves and Women’s Weekend:
Northwoods Winter

Date: February 28 – March 1, 2020
Time: Friday 4 p.m. – Sunday 9 a.m. CST
Registration Deadline:  February 14, 2020

Program Rates: Non-member $275, Member $250

Join us for a fun, relaxing weekend learning about wolves and the northwoods while enjoying the company of women who have the same hectic routine as you! Slow it down for the weekend, enjoy some wine and cheese as we gather at the Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base. Participate in a weekend full of dog sledding, radio telemetry, and trekking through the snowy northwoods. Enjoy everything the frozen wilderness has to offer on this magnificent outdoors excursion!

Tracking the Pack

Date: April 17-19, 2020
Time: Friday 5 p.m. – Sunday 10 a.m.
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2020

Program Rates:
Non-member $135, Member $120

Have you ever wanted to experience the life of a biologist? Join us for our wolf research weekend adventure! Our program starts on Friday night at the International Wolf Center, where you’ll learn what tools biologists use in the field to locate and study wild wolves. After a provided breakfast in the morning, you and Center staff will test your new skills with our telemetry equipment and then hop in our bus and begin your search for that elusive radio collar signal! Your afternoon will continue with a hike on a local trail, dinner and an evening with a view of our ambassador wolves while they feed on their weekly dinner. Wrap up on Sunday morning with a Q&A about wolf research and careers, or make-up treks into the field depending on weather.

Wolf Family Rendezvous

Date: June 20-21, 2020
Time: Sat. 8:30 a.m. – Sun. 10 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: June 6, 2020

A full weekend of family fun showcases the best of what the International Wolf Center and Ely has to offer. Program includes three days of free admission to the International Wolf Center, private lessons about wolves, private-wolf viewing time before the Center opens and after it closes to the public, a hike in the Superior National Forest, a pizza dinner and admission to the popular Saturday night ‘What’s for Dinner?’ program at the Center.

Wolf Family Rendezvous

Date: October 17-18, 2020
Time: Sat. 8:30 a.m. – Sun. 10 a.m. CDT
Registration Deadline: October 3, 2020

A full weekend of family fun showcases the best of what the International Wolf Center and Ely has to offer. Program includes three days of free admission to the International Wolf Center, private lessons about wolves, private-wolf viewing time before the Center opens and after it closes to the public, a hike in the Superior National Forest, a pizza dinner and admission to the popular Saturday night ‘What’s for Dinner?’ program at the Center.

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