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
** Due to COVID-19, we are taking the necessary precautions to make these programs safe and enjoyable. All programs are “walk up” format and held outside unless designated another way**
Saturday, August 1st @ 2:00– 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? Join our staff at the Elk Country Visitor Center to find the answers to these questions and more!
Sunday, August 2nd @ 2:00- Wildflowers in Elk Country
Come join our staff and learn about some of the wildflowers you may see visiting elk country.
Saturday, August 8th @ 2:00 – Snakes of PA
Come join our staff with our scaly friends as we give out information on Pennsylvania snakes. We will be covering identification, snake bites, and any other questions you may have.
Sunday, August 9th @ 2:00- Trapping 101
New to trapping? Here’s what you need to know! Come look at the various traps and techniques used.
Saturday, August 15th @ 2:00 – Welcome to the Rut
The rut is nearly upon us. Join us as we discuss the behavior of the elk during their breeding season, appropriate and safe elk- watching etiquette, as well as some additional exciting seasonal happenings here in Elk Country.
Sunday, August 16th @ 2:00 – 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? Join our staff at the Elk Country Visitor Center to find the answers to these questions and more.
Saturday, August 22nd @ 2:00- Antler Shed Hunting
Are you curious about how to find shed whitetail and elk antlers? Everyone has their own method when scouting the woods for sheds; join us here at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we discuss some of our most effective methods.
Sunday, August 23rd @ 2:00 – Archery Basics
Have you ever tried your hand at shooting a bow and arrow? Whether you’re a beginner or expert, we welcome you to stop by and take a few shots with our Genesis bows provided to us by the PA Game Commission as part of the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program). Our Conservation Education Coordinator, Ben, is a NASP instructor and will be available to help. (WEATHER DEPENDENT)
Saturday, August 29th @ 2:00- Elk Country Rocks
Rock painting is a viral trend where people paint rocks and leave them for others to find. Paint your very own with our Conservation Education team!
Sunday, August 30th @ 2:00- Antlers vs. Horns
The awe-inspiring antlers of elk never cease to amaze visitors. Elk antlers are one of the fastest growing bone tissues on Earth! Antlers are commonly mistaken for horns; yet, they are different in many ways. Join us during this program to understand what antlers are made of, how they grow, and their unique features!
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!