The North American Bear Center is a nonprofit educational Science and Adventure Center with indoor and outdoor viewing of live black bears in natural habitat with a pond and waterfalls. The 2 ½ acre enclosure is home to three resident bears, Ted, Honey, and Lucky, that people across the world have come to observe forage, swim, and interact with each other. The educational mission of the NABC is to replace myths about bears with reality; with over 50 video exhibits of wild Minnesota Bears, 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
Variety of daily programs for all ages
Theatre playing award winning bear documentaries
Hands-on children’s area offering fun and educational activities
Interpretive nature trails
Birding & wildlife viewing
Kids! Don't miss out on “Camp Bear Paw”, a three day summer day camp for children! Visit www.bear.org for details.
NABC is located just one mile west of Ely, MN along Highway 169, the center is air conditioned, handicapped accessible, and has a large parking lot with plenty of room for RV's, and busses!
Additional Date Information: March 5-Apr.29 Fri. & Sat. 10am till 5pm, May 1 - May 27 Open Daily 10am till 5pm, May 28-Sept.12 Open Daily 9am till 7pm, Sept.13-Oct. 24 Open Daily 10am till 5pm, Call for group rates & off season hours