North American Bear Center

Contact Information

North American Bear Center
1926 Highway 169
PO Box 161
Ely, MN 55731

1 mile West of Ely, MN. on Hwy 169.

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About

The North American Bear Center is a nonprofit museum with indoor and outdoor viewing of live black bears in natural habitat with a pond and waterfall. The 2.5-acre enclosure is home to four resident bears - Ted, Tasha and Lucky, and Holly that are always within view if the large windows and balcony. The North American Bear Center has a wide variety of daily programs, and a hands-on children’s area, people of all ages learn bear behavior from the bears themselves. It is recommended to allow at least a two-hour visit for this unique, world-class experience that the whole family will enjoy!

Over 50 video exhibits of wild Minnesota bears revealing decades of scientific research

Theater playing award-winning bear documentaries

Brand new "Cub Room" for children to play and learn

Interpretive nature trails

Birding & wildlife viewing

Large gift shop (sales help support the North American Bear Center)

Visit www.bear.org for more information

NABC is located just one mile west of Ely along Highway 169. The center is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible and has a large parking lot with plenty of room for RVs and buses.

Hours & Dates

For opening dates and hours please see our website (bear.org) or call for more information 218-365-7879

Rates

Adults and Teens $13, Seniors (60+) $12, Children (3-12) $8, Members and Children under 3 admitted free. Call for group rates (20 or more).

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