International Wolf Center1396 Hwy 169
Ely, MN 55731
North East of Ely on Hwy 169.Get Directions
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 new interactive and entertaining Discover Wolves exhibit. You will learn how wolves were important to various cultures over time. You will learn about radio telemetry when you take a seat in a simulated airplane cockpit, push a button, and take off on a pack-tracking mission over a frozen lake. Plus explore a field exam station where young and old alike can learn how—and why— these field exams are done. These are just a few of the features of our new exhibit.
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
Summer (May 11 - October 23)
- 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
Late Fall, Winter and Spring (October 24 - May 14)
- Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
- Members: FREE
- Adults: $15.00
- Seniors 60+: $12.00
- Child 4-12: $9.00
- Child 3 and under: FREE
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Amazing place to learn about and observe wolves. They have been doing research for years and there is so much info they share with you. And of course watching the wolves in their fantastic habitat is...
— Roynancy, September 18, 2022
What a neat place. I have always had an interest in wolves & think they are a neat animal. They are "cool" looking, but so graceful to watch. This place was very informative and set up nicely. It's...
— blonded2021, September 16, 2022
We went here on our first trip to Ely. We saw the wolves and paid for the feeding and howling experiences. It was a good time, I highly recommend.
— B1728DUhollyr, September 5, 2022
We had a wonderful experience at the sanctuary! The wolves were out and VERY active! The presentation was short and sweet but informative. We enjoyed all the information to read and learn about but...
— Stephanie O, August 31, 2022
The visit was educational and impressive. We were able to observe the wolves very close-up and were able to see the two wolf pups in their care area. We enjoyed the presentations made by the staff...
— veronicabC3264JW, August 5, 2022