International Wolf Center

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International Wolf Center
1396 Hwy 169
Ely, MN 55731
180-0EL-WOLF (Toll Free)

North East of Ely on Hwy 169.

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Visit the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota, heart of the Superior National Forest to have a close encounter with our Exhibit Pack as they play, eat, sleep and tussle. Several times daily, our staff naturalists will introduce the pack through captivating programs for children and adults.

You won't be able to resist our interactive and entertaining 6,000-square-foot Wolves and Humans exhibit. It's an award-winning display developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota. See the history of wolves come alive through lifelike displays, artwork, video games and much more. Listen to diverse perspectives on a misunderstood species and draw your own conclusions.

For the more adventurous, field trips deep into wolf country will help you discover your wild side. You'll howl to wild packs, get firsthand experience with wolf research techniques and learn about other wildlife species.

Cap off your adventure with a stop at the Wolf Den Store. Our many wolf gifts will remind you of your wonderful visit to wolf country.

Hours & Dates

Fall/Winter/Spring (October 14 - May 17)

  • Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Summer (May 18 - October 18)

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
OCTOBER 14, 2019 – MAY 17, 2020
OPEN FRIDAY 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; SATURDAY 9 a.m – 5 p.m.;
SUNDAY 10 a.m.- 2 p.Mm.
Closed December 20 – 22, 2019, and April 12, 2020, for the holidays.

MAY 18 – October 18, 2020
OPEN DAILY 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT


Members-FREE, Adult $14.00, Seniors (60+) $12.00, Child* (4-12) $8.00, Child* (3 and under) FREE

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