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Admission, Hours, & Daily Programs

Admission Fees

Admission includes all Daily Programs, film presentations in our theater, the Discover Wolves!, 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14.00
Seniors (60+) . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00
Child* (4-12) . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.00
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 wheelchair accessible. Service animals are permitted within the public areas of our building. Emotional support animals are not allowed. A sign language interpreter can be made available if arrangements are made ahead of time by calling (218) 365-4695 or by emailing programs@wolf.org.

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 Adventure Programs and webinars
  • Special Members-Only events
  • You help educate the world about wolves! 

Join Today!

 

MAY 13 – JUNE 9, 2019

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. The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
12:00 p.m. Wolves in Wildlands
1:00 p.m. Coywolves, Wolves, Wolf-Dogs? Oh my!
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
4:00 p.m. Wolves of the Northwoods

*Program times are subject to change

 

Specialty Programs
(small additional fee for after hours programs)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays – 7 p.m.

 

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Working for Wolves – FULL
May 17-19, 2019

Planning for Pups – Members Only
June 7 – 9, 2019

 

 

 

JUNE 10 – AUGUST 11, 2019

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. The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
Wolf Explorers
12:00 p.m. Wolf Enrichment
1:00 p.m. Coywolves, Wolves, Wolf-Dogs? Oh my!
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
Wolf Explorers
4:00 p.m. Wolves of the Northwoods
5:00 p.m. Wolves in Wildlands

*Program times are subject to change

 

Specialty Programs
(small additional fee for after hours programs)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays – 7 p.m.

Behind the Scenes – Members Only
Fridays – 9 a.m. – starting June 14, ends August 9
There will not be a Behind the Scenes program on July 12, 2019.

Howling Safari
Prior registration is required.
August – Wednesdays and Fridays – 8 p.m. REGISTER

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini Camp
June 10-11, 2019

Wolf Family Rendezvous
June 15-16, 2019

Wolves after Dark
July 5-6, 2019

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini Camp
July 15-16, 2019

Planning for Pups – Members Only
July 20-21, 2019

Wildlife Career Day
August 3, 2019

Jr. Wolf Biologist Mini Camp
August 5-6, 2019

 

 

AUGUST 12 – OCTOBER 13, 2019

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. The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
12:00 p.m. Wolf Enrichment
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. Wolves of the Northwoods

*Program times are subject to change

 

Specialty Programs
(small additional fee for after hours programs)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays 7 p.m.

Howling Safari
Prior registration is required.

August – Wednesdays & Fridays 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.  REGISTER

September – Saturdays 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. REGISTER

October – Saturdays 8:30 p.m. -10 p.m. REGISTER

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

Wolves and Women’s Weekend:
Boundary Waters Adventure 2019
September 13-15, 2019

North Country by Canoe
October 11 – 13, 2019

 

 

 

OCTOBER 15 – May 12, 2020

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 20 – 22,2019 and April 12, 2020 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. The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
1:00 p.m. Wolves of the Northwoods
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. Wolves in Wildlands

 

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. The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
1:00 p.m. Coywolves, Wolves, Wolf-Dogs? Oh my!
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. Wolves of the Northwoods

 

Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

10:15 a.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
11:00 a.m. The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
12:00 p.m. Coywolves, Wolves, Wolf-Dogs? Oh my!
1:00 p.m. Wolves in Wildlands

*Program times are subject to change

 

Specialty Programs
(small additional fee for after hours programs)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays 7 p.m.
*There will be no program on November 23, 2019.

Howling Safari
Prior registration is required.
October – Saturdays 8:30 p.m. -10 p.m. REGISTER

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

 

Wolves after Dark
October 18-19, 2019

Wolf Family Rendezvous
October 19-20, 2019

Working for Wolves – FULL
October 25-27, 2018

OCTOBER 13 – May 10, 2020

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 21, 22 and 23 and April 21 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!
1:00 p.m. Arctic Wolves
2:00 p.m. Ambassadors to the Wild
3:00 p.m. Wolves in Wildlands

 

Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

 

Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 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

 

Specialty Programs
(small additional fee for after hours programs)

What’s for Dinner?
Saturdays 7 p.m.

*Program times are subject to change

Learning Adventures
(Online Registration Required)

 

 

 

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

The Canidae Family
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

Coywolves, Wolves, Wolf-Dogs? Oh my!
It’s more than their looks that make wolves, coyotes, foxes, dogs and even wolf-dogs different. Behaviors, diets and even vocalizations vary between members of the dog family. Come find out what makes each one unique!

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 their enclosure. 30-minute presentations

Wolves of the Northwoods
What’s so special about up North? What role do wolves play here? Join this program to learn how the past has shaped this area and affects what currently survives in this unique part of Minnesota.

The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale
The declining wolf population combined with an increasing moose population on Isle Royale led to a decision to translocate wolves to the island. Learn more about the history, population dynamics, and recent wolf translocations to this isolated ecosystem.

Wolves in Wildlands
What do wolves need to thrive? 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 pm
Adult Non-member  $8; 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 p.m. REGISTER

September – Saturday at 8:30 p.m. REGISTER

October – Saturday at 8:30 p.m. REGISTER

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!


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!