International Wolf Center

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International Wolf Center

1396 Hwy 169
Ely, MN 55731

(218) 365-4695 (Phone)

1-800-ELY-WOLF (Toll Free)

(218) 365-3318 (Fax)

Region: Northeast


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

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  • North East of Ely on Hwy 169.

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  • MAY 13 – JUNE 9, 2019: Sun. -Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., JUNE 10 – AUG. 11: Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., AUG. 12 – OCT. 13: Sun. – Fri.10 a.m. 5 p.m., OCT. 15 – May 12, 2020 :Fri.10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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  1. North Country by Canoe

    North Country by Canoe

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695

    Spend an autumn weekend in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness! Participants will join a member of the International Wolf Center staff and Northern Tier's wilderness guides on a camping and canoeing trip in the Boundary Waters. While you're enjoying all of the magnificence this wilderness has to offer, you'll be able to try your hand at wildlife sign identification, and mapping/GPS skills! Join us on this adventure, paddling into the heart of wolf country!

  2. Wolf Family Rendezvous

    Wolf Family Rendezvous

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695
    Toll Free: 1-800-ELY-WOLF

    A full weekend of family fun showcases the best of what the International Wolf Center and Ely has to offer. The Wolf Family Rendezvous program includes three days of free admissions to the International Wolf Center, private lessons about wolves, private wolf viewing time before and after the Center closes to the public, a hike in the Superior Natural Forest, a pizza dinner and admission to the popular Saturday night ‘What’s for Dinner?’ program at the Center. After that program, spread out your sleeping bag in our auditorium and spend the night in the Center to observe the wolves overnight. We’ll serve breakfast first thing Sunday, along with more private viewing time and, of course, wolf Jeopardy! Come anytime Friday and leave as early as 10 a.m. Sunday.

  3. Wolves after Dark

    Wolves after Dark

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695
    Toll Free: 1-800-ELY-WOLF

    Have you wondered what happens after nightfall with the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves? Here’s your opportunity to participate in a “Citizen Science” project and document important behavioral data critical to understanding the Exhibit Pack dynamics. Participants camp out in the Center’s auditorium in full view of the wolf viewing windows! The next morning, after a relaxing continental breakfast, analyze the evening’s observations and interpret the behavior. Bring your sense of adventure, a sleeping bag and pillow for this unique overnight opportunity at the Center!

  4. Wolves and Women's Weekend: Boundary Waters Adventure

    Wolves and Women's Weekend: Boundary Waters Adventure

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695
    Toll Free: 1-800-ELY-WOLF

    Join us for a fun, relaxing weekend learning about wolves and the northwoods while enjoying the company of women who have the same hectic routine as you! Slow it down for the weekend, enjoy some wine and cheese as we gather at the Northern Tier High Adventure Canoe Base. Participate in a weekend full of canoeing, radio telemetry, and trekking through the beautiful northwoods! Enjoy everything the wilderness has to offer on this outdoor adventure!

  5. Working for Wolves

    Working for Wolves

    1396 Hwy 169
    Ely, MN 55731
    Call: (218) 365-4695

    Spend a weekend “Working for Wolves” assisting the wolf care staff with some very specialized projects that benefit the ambassador wolves.

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