There’s always something interesting going on in Elk Country, outdoors and inside our brand new Visitor Center. We stay busy informing, educating and even entertaining our guests all year long. Here are some of the latest events to make a note of:
Programs for October 2014 at the Elk Country Visitor Center
Saturday October 11th: “Cold- Blooded Curiosity”. ** unfortunately Cold Blooded Curiosity has informed us they will not be able to be with us on the 11th.
Additional programming will be available.
Sunday October 12th: “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. Program will be held at 1:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.
Saturday October 18th: “Awesome Animal Adaptations”. As you enjoy this special power point presentation, you will learn about the many unique characteristics that enable both plants and animals to be successful in a particular environment as you see how protective coloration, camouflage, and mimicry help creatures world-wide survive in their various eco-systems. Then enjoy pictures of these miracles of nature as you try to locate several different animals that exhibit these amazing adaptations and successfully blend within their own habitats. Program will be held at 1:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.
Sunday October 19th: “All about Beavers”. Aside from humans, probably no other animal changes its environment more than beavers. They were once trapped solely for their prized fur, which was the cause of their extirpation from the Keystone State. They are back again, and you can learn all about their natural history and just what makes this creature so unique. Program will be held at 3:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.
Saturday October 25th: “PA Pelts & Skulls”. Join a staff member for an interpretive presentation on basic ways to identify animal skulls and pelts from Pennsylvania native species. Program will be held at 1:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.
Sunday October 26th: “ Family Fun with Halloween Crafts”. Bring the kids to The Elk Country Visitor Center for a fun-filled afternoon of autumnal nature and Halloween crafts and learning opportunities. Listen to stories on bats and spiders, do follow-up crafts, and enjoy some Halloween Nature Bingo games. Please wear a costume if you like! These fun-filled, family fall festivities will commence at 1:00 P.M. Location will be posted in the lobby of The Elk Center.
In addition to the above programs please feel free to join us throughout these beautiful Fall weekends here at The Elk Country Visitor Center for impromptu trail talks at any of our viewing blinds and for “Fireside Chats” in our new ECCO Building. These informative impromptu gatherings will be announced approximately one hour prior to their occurrence. Be prepared to enjoy these spontaneous educational programs as we celebrate the Rut!
The Elk Country Visitor Center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a non-profit
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 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 property.
To ensure your space on the person wagon, call the day prior 814-787-5167 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 814-787-5167 end_of_the_skype_highlighting to reserve a spot!