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.

Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

Saturday July 13th – Elk Walk and Talk @ 2:00

Join our staff as we walk our trails here at the Elk country Visitor Center and discuss various elk behaviors and elk history. While walking keep your eyes peeled for elk rubs, tracks, scat, and of course real elk!

Sunday July 14th – Coyotes of PA @ 2:00

Enjoy an introduction to the life and ecology of the eastern coyote. Learn what makes coyotes unique and allows them to thrive in our rural, suburban, and urban areas.

 

Saturday July 20th – Elk Country Escape Room @2:00-4:00

Escape rooms are all the rage these days and our staff has designed their own! Think you have what it takes to escape. In this free escape room our elk biologist Molly Werner has gone missing and we need you to help search her office for clues to her whereabouts. The program will run every half hour from 2:00-4:00 pm and is free of charge. You can pre-register by emailing KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

 

Sunday July 21st – Antlers Vs. Horns @ 2:00

Ever wonder about the difference between antlers and horns? Join our staff here at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we learn about the differences between these two unique adaptations!

Saturday July 27th – Paracord Survival @ 2:00

Paracord has many, many, uses and popular these days! Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center to make your own stylish and useful paracord keychain!

Saturday July 27, 9am – 6pm Ride for the Elk
Motorcycle enthusiast of all types will be gathering with their Harleys, Hondas, Indians, or whatever tank you choose to hug! Saturdays ride will gather at the Legendary Hitching Post in DuBois with registration beginning at 9am and kick stands up at noon. Ride through some of the Pennsylvania Wilds most scenic country. Ride will end at the Elk Country Visitor Center. More details and registration forms to come soon!

Sunday July 28th – Skull-lock Holmes @ 2:00

Ever encounter a skull you couldn’t identify? Come enjoy this program about how to identify animal skulls by the end you have an excellent idea of how to ID animal skulls and what trick you can use to give you a hint about what it may have come from!

Sunday, July 28 8am – 2pm Ride for the Elk
Motorcycle enthusiast of all types will be gathering with their Harleys, Hondas, Indians, or whatever tank you choose to hug! Sundays ride will gather at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette with registration beginning at 8am and kick stands up at 10am. Ride through some of the Pennsylvania Wilds most scenic country. Ride will end at the Elk Country Visitor Center. More details and registration forms to come soon!

4D Story Theater Shows (approximately 28 minutes)
Admission: $5.00 | 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 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!

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 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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