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.




October 2016 Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

 Saturday, October 1st

1:00pm- “All About Elk”

Come and learn about Pennsylvania's elk herd. Learn fascinating facts about their antlers, history, family, and their behavior throughout the year.

Sunday, October 2nd

1:00pm- “PA Furbearers”

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, October 8th

1:00pm- “All About Antlers”

Everyone is thrilled to when they see huge bull elk with their massive antlers. During this popular program learn many amazing facts about these spectacular weapons of defense. Handle many sets of huge antlers as you participate in an informative follow-up question-answer session.

 Sunday, October 9th

1:00pm- “Predators of the Sky”

Pennsylvania is home to many different species of birds. Most of the time when raptors are sited it is from a distance, and can be very hard to identify. This informative presentation will help you better identify Pennsylvania’s predatory birds.

Saturday, October 15th

1:00pm- “Venomous Snakes”

Pennsylvania is home three species of venomous snakes. Come and learn about these unique snakes and learn ways to easily identify them.

Sunday, October 16th

1:00pm- “PA Black Bears”

Join us for an informative presentation to learn many fascinating facts about Pennsylvania's largest mammal. Learn about their physiology, life cycle, and some interesting information about their den sites. Did you know the average lifespan for a black bear is around 10 years, though they can live upward of 30 years in the wild.

Saturday, October 22nd

1:00pm- “Elk History” (Nick)

Sit in and enjoy a presentation about the history of elk in PA. Learn about the native elk species we once had, the story of the last elk hunt, and also the incredible reintroduction of the elk we currently have in PA. 

Sunday, October 23rd

1:00pm- “Bobcats”

This awe inspiring animal has intrigued many local populations; from Native American's to early settlers, and even the people of today. Learn all about the natural history of the bobcat and Pennsylvania's management practices.

Saturday, October 29th

Halloween activity day and safe trick or treat

 Sunday, October 30th

1:00pm- “Tracking”

Come and enjoy this interesting power point presentation on how to identify various animal tracks in Pennsylvania. Take a fun follow-up quiz to see how much you learned, then participate in a stencil track art (make and take) activity. Finally, do a trail "walk and talk" with a staff member to search for and identify some animal tracks.

**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

950 Winslow Hill Road, 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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