For the first time since March, the International Wolf Center is opening its doors to the public.
The Center will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, June 22.
By Chad Richardson
International Wolf Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For the first time since March, the International Wolf Center is opening its doors to the public. The Center will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, June 22.
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 online at wolf.org.
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.”
The daily schedule looks like this:
- From 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., seven days a week, the Center opens to members only. This exclusive experience will allow for members to watch daily wolf care activities from the viewing area windows as staff members perform medical checks and feed the wolves supplemental nutrition. International Wolf Center members receive free admission, but they do still need to pre-register online to ensure the Center isn’t over capacity. Memberships can be purchased online at wolf.org for those looking to gain these benefits.
- From 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., the Center is open to the public. Advance tickets are required for admission. Members can receive free admission but must pre-register. Several educational programs are offered in the auditorium every day. Lecture-based programs take place at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Also planned are two wolf enrichment programs, which are a great time to observe the Center’s wolves. These enrichment programs are planned for 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
- From 3:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., the Center will be closed for a thorough cleaning.
- From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Center will reopen for groups from vulnerable populations. Attendance will be capped at 10 people during this time period. Advance tickets are required and can be booked at wolf.org. During this session, a wolf enrichment program is planned at 4:15 p.m.
This schedule is subject to change. To stay up to date on all changes, please visit www.wolf.org.
A few special programs are also available including a members-only behind-the-scenes tour available on Friday and Sunday mornings. Information on how to register for this program and others can also be found at wolf.org.
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future.