Calendar of Events


So much to See, Do, Experience, and Learn

There’s always something interesting going on at the Elk Country Visitor Center. We stay busy informing, educating and even entertaining our guests all year long.

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   November 2022 Weekend Programs

Saturday November 5th, 2pm The Elk Hunt Experience

The Pennsylvania General Elk Hunting Season occurs from October 31st to the 5th of November. Learn about the number of tags allotted, harvest results, PA elk hunting zones, check station research and more! KECA’s Ben Porkolab will be providing his first-hand experience from his PA bull elk hunt from 2020.

Sunday November 6th, 2pm Elk Walk and Talk

Join a staff member as we walk the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often inhabit these fields. We will be covering topics such as what elk eat, where they spend their time, and how each season brings something different.

Saturday November 12th, 2pm Black Bears

Join us for an informative presentation as we learn many fascinating facts about one of Pennsylvania’s largest mammals. Learn about their physiology, life cycle, and some interesting information about their den sites. You’ll be sure to learn something new about are big, fuzzy friends!

Sunday November 13th, 2pm Elk Explanations

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet you’ll learn something new, too! Have burning questions about elk? Wondering how elk are managed? Perhaps you have a question on their favorite foods or habit? Maybe you’d like to know how long they live or when calving season is? Join our staff at the Elk Country Visitor Center to find the answers to these questions and more!

Saturday November 19th, 2pm Turkey Talk

Thanksgiving is just around the bend and with it fall turkey season! Come learn about the unique behaviors and preferences of the wild turkey and all the neat sounds they make!

Sunday November 20th, 12-2pm Thanksgiving Craft

Thanksgiving is a special time for many families, and it is just as important for the staff here at the Elk Country Visitor Center. To make it even more special the Conservation Education Staff would like to offer a fun craft for the whole family to enjoy! Come Visit the Elk Country Visitor Center to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Saturday November 26th, 2pm Elk Basics

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet you’ll learn something new too!

Sunday November 27th, 2pm Whitetail Deer

Thousands of Pennsylvania hunters will be afield in search of this wary mammal on this opening day of the 2022 deer season! The white-tailed deer happens to be our state mammal and can found in all 67 counties. Learn about this fascinating animal in a fact-filled educational program!


If you have any questions, please contact our Con Ed staff at (814) 787 – 5173                      

Emails: Ben Porkolab –                                                                    

            Hunter Horning –


4D Story Theater Shows 

Admission: $5.00 | Under 5 years: Free
Theater runs on the hour and half hour (approximately 23 minutes)


Weekend Wagon Rides 

Searching for an exciting new way to see elk? Horse drawn wagon take place seasonally at the center–weather permitting. Elk are often seen on the back side of the property where only these tours go. For information, click here.

To ensure your space on the wagon, 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 Tues & Wed)
January – March: Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm
Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, 1st day of Buck, Christmas*, New Years* (*close at noon on eve of)



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