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 new interactive and entertaining Discover Wolves exhibit. You will learn how wolves were important to various cultures over time. You will learn about radio telemetry when you take a seat in a simulated airplane cockpit, push a button, and take off on a pack-tracking mission over a frozen lake. Plus explore a field exam station where young and old alike can learn how—and why— these field exams are done. These are just a few of the features of our new exhibit.
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
Summer (May 11 - 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
Late Fall, Winter and Spring (October 19 - May 9)
- Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Members: FREE
- Adults: $14.00
- Seniors 60+: $12.00
- Child 4-12: $8.00
- Child 3 and under: FREE
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 695 reviews
We thought the information was very good and helped us understand the relationship between wolves, people, and other animals. The staff was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. We got there at...
— Travel05312778455, October 9, 2021
Enjoyable & informative experience! Liz does a great presentation & is very knowledgeable. Loved seeing the resident wolves as they interacted with one another.
— W7119DKrogers, September 16, 2021
This is place is always a joy to visit. There is so much to learn about the misunderstood wolf, and they have the information. There's a large viewing area to watch the pack, and docent programs...
— Julie Ann N, September 14, 2021
This was good and nice to view the wolves- two adults and a pup. They offer some talks on the wolves and have several short films to learn more. Was a little disappointed that they did not have...
— nancytU665VX, September 2, 2021
We enjoyed the International Wolf Center alot! Went up to see the pup Reika, and was not disappointed at all. Loved the viewing area with the seats that we cod observe the wolfs and take pictures...
— Z761PYshirleys, August 31, 2021