Calendar of Events

So Much To See, Do, Experience, And 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.

 

Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

Sunday, December 18th 
1:00pm - "Into the Bear Den"
Whether it is awe or fear that you feel when you first see a bear, you probably don't know the entire story of Pennsylvania black bears. Learn more about their life and survival in Penn's Woods, as well as what scientists have learned about them over the years.  

Saturday, January 7th

1:00pm - "Fishers of Pennsylvania

In the early 1900s, fishers in Pennsylvania were on the decline, but reintroduction and management efforts have brought this species' numbers back up. Learn about this elusive mammal and its history in Pennsylvania. 

 

Sunday, January 8th

1:00pm - "Fireside Chat"

Gather around the hearth of our magnificent fireplace and ask staff members the burning questions you have always wanted to ask about wildlife and natural resources. Staff members will be armed with field guides and other resources to help answer those tough questions.

 

Saturday, January 14th

1:00pm - "Pennsylvania Hibernators"

Hibernation is an important metabolic process for some animals to survive the winter. Learn about hibernation and what animals in Pennsylvania are true hibernators.

 

Sunday, January 15th

1:00pm - "Winter Birding"

Come join us for an informative presentation on winter bird identification and savor the outdoors with an interactive trail walk. Learn tools birders use to watch and identify these birds.

 

Saturday, January 21st

1:00pm - "Coyotes of Pennsylvania"

Coyotes are one of the most successful predators in the world, and the Eastern Coyote found in Pennsylvania is no exception. Learn just what makes them so successful here, and how the coyotes on our coast differ from those on the west coast.

 

Sunday, January 22nd

1:00pm - "Opossums of Pennsylvania"

Join us for an informative session on Pennsylvania's only marsupial, the opossum. Learn about the behavior, ecology, and history of the opossum.

 

Saturday, January 28th

1:00pm - "All About Elk"

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

 

Sunday, January 29th

1:00pm - "Appalachian Eagle Project"

Come join guest speaker Keeley Roen, Wildlife Technology Instructor, while she talks about the Appalachian Eagle Project. This project collects data on golden eagle migration in Pennsylvania. 

 

**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.**

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

WEEKENDS:
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!

LOCATION:
Elk Country Visitor Center

950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA 15821
814-787-5167
Hours:

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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