Minneapolis – The International Wolf Center’s Ely interpretive center is changing its admissions policy starting March 20. Visitors who purchase admission will be entitled to a free second consecutive day.
“If visitors miss a daily program or can only stay a short time, they now can return the following day at no additional cost,” said Rob Schultz, executive director. “Many visitors, especially photography enthusiasts, want to spend more time watching the ambassador wolves. We hope this added value will draw more visitors to Ely and to the Center to learn about wolves.”
Daily hours, programs and fees are available online at wolf.org. An adult admission is $10.50, for children $6.50, for seniors $9.50, and children under age three attend free. Ely residents will start seeing people around town wearing yellow wristbands marking their admission.
Visitors come from around the world to see the Center’s ambassador wolves in their native habitat and explore the renowned Wolves and Humans exhibit developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota. Temporary exhibits like the current Aurora: Journey Through the Midnight Sky featuring local photographer Heidi Pinkerton and films in the theater are free with admission. The yearlong Aurora exhibit is open until Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015.
Center members enjoy unlimited free admission, gift shop and extra program discounts, and the authoritative quarterly magazine International Wolf. Most importantly, they support educational efforts about this controversial predator. The Center has members in all 50 states and in 27 countries. Annual membership for an individual is $45 and $75 for a household.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL WOLF CENTER – Learn about the International Wolf Center at wolf.org. The Center, founded in 1985, is known worldwide as the nation’s premier source for wolf education. The mission of the Center is to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. The Center educates through its Web site, wolf.org, its ambassador wolves, museum exhibits, on-site adventure and outreach programs and International Wolf magazine. The educational facility is located at 1396 Highway 169, Ely, Minnesota, 55731 (Phone: 218-365-4695), and the Center’s Administrative and Outreach offices are at 3410 Winnetka Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55427.