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

April 27th – Basics of Beekeeping with Tailgate Beekeepers @ 2:00

Join the Beekeepers from Tailgate Beekeepers as they teach us the Basics of beekeeping. How to manage the bees, how to keep a healthy hive and how you can get started keeping your own!

April 28th-Elk Basics- @2:00

Join our Conservation Education staff as we learn all about out Pennsylvania elk herd. How did they get here? Have we always had elk? How many are there and where are they? Find out all this and more during our program!

May 4th-Elk, Moose, Caribou and Deer @ 2:00

Join our staff at the Elk Country visitor center and learn all about Pennsylvania’s elk herd and their cousins Moose, Caribou and Deer! They are all in the Cervidae family or the deer family, did you know. Learn about the unique adaptations of each of these species and how they are similar.

May 5th– Birdwatching with Mark Johnson @ 2:00

This time of year is mating season for many species of birds, join local bird watcher Mark Johnson as he discusses identification, calls and habits of these species that nest in Pennsylvania and those that are year round residents. Then enjoy a stroll around the Elk Country Visitor Center grounds in search of some of these breeding pairs and test out your new bird ID skills!

May 11th– Elk Walk and Talk @2:00

Love to walk? Love to learn about elk? Join us for a stroll around the Elk Country visitor Center grounds as we discuss the different unique habits of elk.

May 12th-Cute Calves @ 2:00

It’s almost calving season! In about 2 weeks elk will start to have their calves and today is Mother’s day, what better time to talk about mother elk and their young?! Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we talk about how elk calves are born, about their growth and what an important role their mothers play in their development.

May 18th– Elk Explanations @ 2:00

Have elk piqued your curiosity? Allow our education staff at the Elk Country Visitor Center to answer all you questions in this interactive Question and Answer style program! See if you can stump our Elk-sperts!

May 19th– Ticks and Lyme disease @ 2:00

With Memorial Day just around the corner it means that camping season is here, but with camping season comes the potential of getting a tick. Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we discuss Ticks, their life cycle, ways to repel ticks and what to do if you do get one imbedded.

May 25th– Elk Country Escape Room – 12-2

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 12-2pm and is free of charge. You can pre-register by emailing or by calling 814-787-5173

May 26th– All About Antlers @ 2:00

The awe inspiring antlers of elk never cease to amaze visitors. Elk antlers are one of the fastest growing bone tissues on Earth! Now is the time when antlers are growing. Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center to learn all about how they grow and their unique features!

June 26th-Summer Elk Camp @ 8:30-4

Mark your calendars and get your kids registered! Kids from 8-12 are invited to join us for our first Summer Elk Camp! Held at the Elk Country Visitor Center on June 26th from 8:30-4, the kids will participate in tons of interactive educational activities, from walking stick making and a scavenger hunt to a mock calf capture and our NEW 4D theatre production, this day is sure to be a blast! The cost is 15.00 per student and includes snacks and lunch, a t-shirt, the 4d theatre and a walking stick! Visit for the registration form! Registration deadline is May 31st.

4D Story Theater Shows (approximately 22 minutes)
Admission: $5.00 | Under 5 years: Free
Theater runs on the hour and half hour.

Searching for an exciting new way to see elk? Horse drawn wagon 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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