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. Click here for a listing of the latest programs and events at the Elk Country Visitor Center.

Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

Saturday, September 2nd
2:00 PM- “All About Antlers”
Everyone is thrilled when they see huge bull elk with their impressive antlers. During this popular educational program learn many amazing facts about antlers. Learn about the various species in North America that sport antlers and the differences between them. Afterwards try your hand at antler scoring with our KECA education staff.

Sunday, September 3rd
2:00 PM- “Story Time”
Grab your juice boxes and blankets for story time at the elk country visitor center. Listen to an educational story and stick around afterwards for a fun activity.

Saturday, September 9th
2:00 PM- “Wildlife Diseases”
Join KECA staff for an informational presentation on common wildlife diseases in Pennsylvania. Learn how to identify symptoms of various diseases and how it relates to you.

Sunday, September 10th
2:00 PM- “Welcome to Rut”
Rut or breeding season for elk is just getting started. Come learn about the rut and elk behavior during this time.

Saturday, September 16th
2:00 PM- “Become a Junior Elk Expert”
There is so much you can learn at the Elk Country Visitor Center! Come to the discovery room and receive a worksheet. Take time to explore the center and grounds to answer all the questions. Bring the completed worksheet back and get your certificate recognizing you as a Keystone Elk Country Alliance Jr. Elk Expert!

Sunday, September 17th
2:00 PM- “Raptor Banding in the Alleghany National Forest”
Join Don Watts, Wildlife Technician for the US Forest Service, for an educational program on banding raptors. Learn about various predatory birds that live in the Alleghany National Forest and how Don catches and handles them.

Saturday, September 23rd
2:00 PM- “Monarch Migration”
Monarch butterflies are currently in decline due to the loss of valuable habitat. Join guest speaker Keely Roen, Wildlife Technology Instructor, for an informational presentation on Monarchs and their amazing journey across North America. Keely tags these beautiful creatures each year to monitor their movements and population levels. Learn more about how you can do the same.

Sunday, September 24th
2:00 PM- “Hunters as Conservationists”
With hunting season right around the corner come learn about hunting in Pennsylvania. Come learn about the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and how hunters contribute to wildlife conservation.

Saturday, September 30th
2:00 PM- “Elk Walk and Talk”
Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often inhabit these fields and woods. We will be covering topics such as what elk eat, where they spend their time, and how each season brings something different. Dress appropriately and bring water if needed as this program will take place outside.

**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.**

DAILY:
4D Story Theater Shows (approximately 22 minutes)
Admission: $3.00 | 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 Sunday

 

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