Calendar of Events

So Much To See, Do, Experience, Learn...There’s always something interesting going on in Elk Country, outdoors and inside our Visitor Center. We stay busy informing, educating and even entertaining our guests all year long. Click here for a listing of the latest programs and events at the Elk Country Visitor Center.

November 2015 Weekend Programs at the

Elk Country Visitor Center


Sunday, November 1st 

1:00pm “Coyotes in Pennsylvania”

Enjoy a fascinating program on this opportunistic wild canine. Learn about the ecological impact the coyote is having in our state and many more interesting facts about this species. 


Saturday, November 7th 

1:00pm “All About Elk”

Learn about the elk of Pennsylvania! Discover some of the seasonal behaviors of the bulls, cows and calves. Hear some interesting facts about the history of elk in the Keystone State.


Sunday, November 8th 

1:00pm “Pennsylvania Fur Bearers”

Learn about all the types of furbearing mammals Pennsylvania has to offer. Touch and feel the pelts of each animal as we discuss what makes them all unique. Learn about the fascinating ecology of what we know as the Pennsylvania Fur Bearers.


Saturday, November 14th-

1:00pm “Hunting and Fishing Trivia (+Interpretation)”

This board game, created in Pennsylvania, covers five categories:  Large Game, Small Game, Fishing, Camping, and Weaponry.  Learn how much you don’t know about the outdoors by playing a quick game of “Hunting & Fishing Trivia”.


Sunday, November 15th-  

1:00pm “The Elusive Fisher” 

Originally found in Penn’s Woods, the fisher has had a long journey to once again become established in the ecosystem of our forests today.  Learn more about this fur-bearing predator and about conservation efforts that have led to the possibility of   now seeing one around the Elk Country Visitor Center, and throughout Pennsylvania.


Sunday, November 22th 

1:00pm “Time for Turkeys” 
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Come and learn about the wild bird that Benjamin Franklin 
wanted to be our national symbol. Following an informational slideshow, the children in the audience
can enjoy some wild turkey coloring pages.
Saturday, November 28th 
1:00pm “Hunters as Conservationist” 
Hunting season is here. Would it surprise you to know that hunters are some of our best wildlife 
conservationists? Come and see this interesting and enlightening presentation on the important role
that hunters play in management and conservation, and how that role insures a healthy, and sustainable
wildlife population.
Sunday, November 29th
1:00pm “Make and Take Bird Feeders” 
With the long cold winter months fast approaching let’s not forget about our “feathered friends!” 
Join us to create “make and take” suet, peanut butter, and seed bird feeders,  all with recyclable materials,
that can hang on the trees in your yard. Your enjoyment of Nature will be enhanced as you watch the
variety of beautiful birds eat the treats you have prepared for them. 



The Elk Country Visitor Center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization. We are located at 134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA. Please use 950 Winslow Hill Road in your navigation system. For more information call 814-787-5167


**Please, no Pets on the trails or on the Center grounds.
Please leave them at home for their safety and the safety
of our wildlife.**

4D Story Theater Shows (approximately 22 minutes)
Admission: $3.00 | Under 5 years: Free
Theater runs on the hour and half hour.

Searching for an exciting new way to see elk? Horse drawn wagon/sleigh rides will take place at the center on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Elk are often seen on the back side of the property where only these tours go.

To ensure your space on the wagon/sleigh, call the day prior at 814-787-5167 to reserve a spot!

Elk Country Visitor Center

134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821

April – May: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm (closed Tues & Wed)

June - August: 7 days a week 8am – 8pm

September – October: 7 Days a Week | 8am – 8pm
November – December: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

January – March: Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm

**Closed Easter Sunday



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