The International Wolf Center has reopened!
Several changes are planned at the Center to ensure everyone’s safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. The biggest change is that tickets must be purchased in advance to ensure there’s enough space within the facility at any given time. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the Book Now button on the lower right-hand side of your screen.
Those without internet access can also purchase tickets by calling the Center at 218-365-4695.
There is a small convenience fee that is added to the ticket price whether purchasing online or over the phone.
Masks are required for all visitors. For those who don’t own a mask, they will be available for a suggested donation of $1 at the door.
“We can’t wait to open our doors back up and start teaching about wolves again,” said Krista Harrington, the Interpretive Center Manager. “Since we closed in March, we’ve all been working incredibly hard to prepare to reopen. Finally, that day is almost here.”
New hours in place starting Aug. 2
A few changes are in store at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota, beginning on Aug. 2.
The new daily schedule, effective Aug. 2, is as follows:
9-10 a.m. – Limited access. Maximum of 10 visitors.
10-3:30 p.m. – General admission. This will be limited to 150 visitors.
3:30-4 p.m. – Closed for cleaning.
4-5 p.m. – Limited access. Maximum of 10 visitors.
New programs are being offered at the Center, too.
Our popular Saturday night feeding program, What’s for Dinner?, returns at 7 p.m. starting on Aug. 1. This program is held every Saturday night. There is limited capacity for this program.
Join a Howling Safari program to learn about wolf vocalizations before venturing into the nearby forest to try howling to a local wolf pack. These programs begin Aug. 5 and are held on Wednesdays and Fridays in August, then Saturdays in September and October. Those who wish to participate in this program must provide their own transportation. Spots are limited.
Pre-registration is required for all admission and for all programs. To purchase an advance ticket for admission or for a program, click here. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at 218-365-4695 during regular business hours.
This schedule is subject to change. For the latest information, watch this website.
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.