Chad Richardson, communications director
International Wolf Center
Office: 763-560-7374, ext. 2250
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Visitors to the International Wolf Center in Ely will now get even more wolf education for their money. Starting this week, all admission tickets are valid for three consecutive days.
“It is our hope that this change will benefit visitors to Ely who will now be able to get a weekend-plus of wolf watching for the price of just one day,” said Chad Richardson, the Center’s administrator. “Changes like these will keep tourists in Ely longer, which has the potential to benefit the local economy.”
Visitors will receive a non-transferable wristband when they check in at the Center, and those wristbands will serve as their admission ticket for three consecutive days.
The change is being rolled out at the same time as the Center’s immersive new exhibit, Discover Wolves!, opens to the public this summer.
“We’re excited to give our visitors more value with their admission ticket and, at the same time, an even more entertaining experience at the Center,” Richardson said. “We’re hearing very positive reviews from people who have explored the new exhibit, with its howling room and research fly-over experience.”
The Center had adopted a second day of free admission in recent years, and that proved to be popular with visitors. The policy allowed visitors the opportunity to come back to see a unique daily program they may have missed, or to get a second chance to observe the behavior of the ambassador wolves. The popularity of the second day of admission prompted the Center to consider including a third day, which was recently approved by the Center’s board of directors.
Regular admission fees are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for children ages 4-12. Members are free. For more information, visit wolf.org.
The International Wolf Center, founded in 1985, is known worldwide as the premier source for wolf information and 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 website, its ambassador wolves, museum exhibits, educational outreach programs, International Wolf magazine, and a beautiful interpretive center in Ely, Minnesota.