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International Wolf Center

Nature or Wildlife Centre
Rob Schultz

Come face-to-face with live wolves at the International Wolf Center!

The International Wolf Center is one of the world's leading organizations dedicated to educating people about wolves. Visitors have the opportunity to look into a 1.25 acre enclosure and den site that is home for the resident wolves which currently features four Northwestern wolves: Aidan, Denali, Boltz and Luna.

In addition to the onsite Ambassador Wolves, the Center offers a variety of educational programs at its Ely interpretive facility. Afternoon, weekend and week-long programs include howling trips, radio tracking, snowshoe treks, family activities, dog sledding, videos, presentations, flights over wolf country, demonstrations and hikes.

The Center also houses an award-winning "Wolves and Humans" exhibit, the Little Wolf den designed specifically for children ages 3-9, a theater for watching engaging presentations on the history and behavior of wolves, the Wolf Den Store, and a new temporary exhibit titled, "AURORA! A journey through the midnight skies" that features the beauty and mystery behind the Northern Lights which are commonly viewable from the Ely area (exhibit May 2014-May 2015)

Accessibility Notes

The International Wolf Center is a fully-accessible facility.


9a-6p during the summer, 10a-5p weekends fall through spring

Seasons Open

7-Days a week mid-May through mid-October, Weekends mid-October through Mid-May



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