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 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
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
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 638 reviews
Great venue for all ages. The staff is very knowledgeable about wolves. The presenter could of talked a little slower. I recommend this for all nature lovers.
— JP1631, February 7, 2020
There's a well-laid out museum and some presentations, but the highlight is being able to watch the four resident wolves outside the observation windows, less than 20 feet away. We were lucky in...
— Brian H, January 22, 2020
It was a field trip with school kids a few years ago. I loved it so much I have never forgotten the great time. I later took four grandchildren there because of that experience and am trying to get...
— janet j, January 19, 2020
We spent 4 hours at the Wolf Center. It is amazing to watch the wolves interact and learn how different their personalities can be. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Very worthwhile...
— snickers4me, January 12, 2020
We visited Duluth for a 3 night stop and driving out to the International Wolf Centre was our main reason for going there. We were not disappointed and enjoyed great views of the 4 resident wolves...
— Madogfechan, January 12, 2020