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 January 19th@2:00- Pennsylvania Black Bears

Whether it is awe or fear that you feel when you see a bear, you probably don’t know the entire story of Pennsylvania black bears. Learn more about their life and survival in Penn’s Woods, as well as what scientists have learned about them over the years.

 

Sunday January 20th@2:00- Fishers

Learn about this unique and elusive animal’s history and original range in PA, why it became extinct in our region. Also, gain insight on how it was successfully reintroduced and is once again flourishing in the state.

Saturday January 26th@2:00-Skull-lock Holmes

Here at the center we commonly get questions about animal bones and how to identify what animal they came from. Test your skull identification skills with this presentation and activity.

Sunday January 27th @ 12-2- Elk Country Escape Room

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 KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173.

Saturday February 2nd @ 2:00 – River Otters

Come and learn about this playful creature who adds so much mirth and merriment to our rivers and streams! Through an interesting PowerPoint presentation learn about its history, extirpation, and successful reintroduction to our waterways.

 

Sunday February 3rd@2:00 –Be My Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Join us to make a special Valentine for your sweetheart! We have all the scissors paper and glue, now all we need is you!

 

Saturday February 9th @ 2:00-Winter Feeding with PA Game Commission

Join Mandy Marconi of the PA Game Commission as she discusses winter feeding of wild animals and why this process is not always in the best interest of the animals.

Sunday February 10th @ 2:00 – Fireside Chat

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!

Saturday February 16th @ 2:00 – Antlers VS. Horns

How many times have you heard “Look at the horns on that deer!” Did you know that deer DON’T have horns? There are some very big differences between antlers and horns, join our staff to learn all about them!

Sunday February 17th@12:00-2:00- Elk Country Escape Room

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 KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

February 23rd– Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants

Sunday February 24th @ 2:00 – Native and Exotic Insects w/ Natalie Aiello

Are you curious about BUGS!? Have a child who is curious about the creepy-crawlies? Join guest speaker Natalie Aiello, PSU extension 4-H Educator, as she teaches us all about native and exotic insects! Take this opportunity to check out her pet hissing cockroaches!

Saturday February 2nd @ 2:00 – River Otters

Come and learn about this playful creature who adds so much mirth and merriment to our rivers and streams! Through an interesting PowerPoint presentation learn about its history, extirpation, and successful reintroduction to our waterways.

 

Sunday February 3rd@2:00 –Be My Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Join us to make a special Valentine for your sweetheart! We have all the scissors paper and glue, now all we need is you!

 

Saturday February 9th @ 2:00-Winter Feeding with PA Game Commission

Join Mandy Marconi of the PA Game Commission as she discusses winter feeding of wild animals and why this process is not always in the best interest of the animals.

Sunday February 10th @ 2:00 – Fireside Chat

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!

Saturday February 16th @ 2:00 – Antlers VS. Horns

How many times have you heard “Look at the horns on that deer!” Did you know that deer DON’T have horns? There are some very big differences between antlers and horns, join our staff to learn all about them!

Sunday February 17th@12:00-2:00- Elk Country Escape Room

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 KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

February 23rd– Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants

Sunday February 24th @ 2:00 – Native and Exotic Insects w/ Natalie Aiello

Are you curious about BUGS!? Have a child who is curious about the creepy-crawlies? Join guest speaker Natalie Aiello, PSU extension 4-H Educator, as she teaches us all about native and exotic insects! Take this opportunity to check out her pet hissing cockroaches!

Saturday February 2nd @ 2:00 – River Otters

Come and learn about this playful creature who adds so much mirth and merriment to our rivers and streams! Through an interesting PowerPoint presentation learn about its history, extirpation, and successful reintroduction to our waterways.

 

Sunday February 3rd@2:00 –Be My Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Join us to make a special Valentine for your sweetheart! We have all the scissors paper and glue, now all we need is you!

 

Saturday February 9th @ 2:00-Winter Feeding with PA Game Commission

Join Mandy Marconi of the PA Game Commission as she discusses winter feeding of wild animals and why this process is not always in the best interest of the animals.

Sunday February 10th @ 2:00 – Fireside Chat

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!

Saturday February 16th @ 2:00 – Antlers VS. Horns

How many times have you heard “Look at the horns on that deer!” Did you know that deer DON’T have horns? There are some very big differences between antlers and horns, join our staff to learn all about them!

Sunday February 17th@12:00-2:00- Elk Country Escape Room

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 KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

February 23rd– Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants

Sunday February 24th @ 2:00 – Native and Exotic Insects w/ Natalie Aiello

Are you curious about BUGS!? Have a child who is curious about the creepy-crawlies? Join guest speaker Natalie Aiello, PSU extension 4-H Educator, as she teaches us all about native and exotic insects! Take this opportunity to check out her pet hissing cockroaches!

Saturday February 2nd @ 2:00 – River Otters

Come and learn about this playful creature who adds so much mirth and merriment to our rivers and streams! Through an interesting PowerPoint presentation learn about its history, extirpation, and successful reintroduction to our waterways.

 

Sunday February 3rd@2:00 –Be My Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Join us to make a special Valentine for your sweetheart! We have all the scissors paper and glue, now all we need is you!

 

Saturday February 9th @ 2:00-Winter Feeding with PA Game Commission

Join Mandy Marconi of the PA Game Commission as she discusses winter feeding of wild animals and why this process is not always in the best interest of the animals.

Sunday February 10th @ 2:00 – Fireside Chat

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!

Saturday February 16th @ 2:00 – Antlers VS. Horns

How many times have you heard “Look at the horns on that deer!” Did you know that deer DON’T have horns? There are some very big differences between antlers and horns, join our staff to learn all about them!

Sunday February 17th@12:00-2:00- Elk Country Escape Room

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 KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

February 23rd– Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants

Sunday February 24th @ 2:00 – Native and Exotic Insects w/ Natalie Aiello

Are you curious about BUGS!? Have a child who is curious about the creepy-crawlies? Join guest speaker Natalie Aiello, PSU extension 4-H Educator, as she teaches us all about native and exotic insects! Take this opportunity to check out her pet hissing cockroaches!

Saturday February 2nd @ 2:00 – River Otters

Come and learn about this playful creature who adds so much mirth and merriment to our rivers and streams! Through an interesting PowerPoint presentation learn about its history, extirpation, and successful reintroduction to our waterways.

 

Sunday February 3rd@2:00 –Be My Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Join us to make a special Valentine for your sweetheart! We have all the scissors paper and glue, now all we need is you!

 

Saturday February 9th @ 2:00-Winter Feeding with PA Game Commission

Join Mandy Marconi of the PA Game Commission as she discusses winter feeding of wild animals and why this process is not always in the best interest of the animals.

Sunday February 10th @ 2:00 – Fireside Chat

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!

Saturday February 16th @ 2:00 – Antlers VS. Horns

How many times have you heard “Look at the horns on that deer!” Did you know that deer DON’T have horns? There are some very big differences between antlers and horns, join our staff to learn all about them!

Sunday February 17th@12:00-2:00- Elk Country Escape Room

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 KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

February 23rd– Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants

Sunday February 24th @ 2:00 – Native and Exotic Insects w/ Natalie Aiello

Are you curious about BUGS!? Have a child who is curious about the creepy-crawlies? Join guest speaker Natalie Aiello, PSU extension 4-H Educator, as she teaches us all about native and exotic insects! Take this opportunity to check out her pet hissing cockroaches!

Saturday February 2nd @ 2:00 – River Otters

Come and learn about this playful creature who adds so much mirth and merriment to our rivers and streams! Through an interesting PowerPoint presentation learn about its history, extirpation, and successful reintroduction to our waterways.

 

Sunday February 3rd@2:00 –Be My Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Join us to make a special Valentine for your sweetheart! We have all the scissors paper and glue, now all we need is you!

 

Saturday February 9th @ 2:00-Winter Feeding with PA Game Commission

Join Mandy Marconi of the PA Game Commission as she discusses winter feeding of wild animals and why this process is not always in the best interest of the animals.

Sunday February 10th @ 2:00 – Fireside Chat

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!

Saturday February 16th @ 2:00 – Antlers VS. Horns

How many times have you heard “Look at the horns on that deer!” Did you know that deer DON’T have horns? There are some very big differences between antlers and horns, join our staff to learn all about them!

Sunday February 17th@12:00-2:00- Elk Country Escape Room

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 KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

February 23rd– Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants

Sunday February 24th @ 2:00 – Native and Exotic Insects w/ Natalie Aiello

Are you curious about BUGS!? Have a child who is curious about the creepy-crawlies? Join guest speaker Natalie Aiello, PSU extension 4-H Educator, as she teaches us all about native and exotic insects! Take this opportunity to check out her pet hissing cockroaches!

Saturday February 2nd @ 2:00 – River Otters

Come and learn about this playful creature who adds so much mirth and merriment to our rivers and streams! Through an interesting PowerPoint presentation learn about its history, extirpation, and successful reintroduction to our waterways.

 

Sunday February 3rd@2:00 –Be My Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Join us to make a special Valentine for your sweetheart! We have all the scissors paper and glue, now all we need is you!

 

Saturday February 9th @ 2:00-Winter Feeding with PA Game Commission

Join Mandy Marconi of the PA Game Commission as she discusses winter feeding of wild animals and why this process is not always in the best interest of the animals.

Sunday February 10th @ 2:00 – Fireside Chat

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!

Saturday February 16th @ 2:00 – Antlers VS. Horns

How many times have you heard “Look at the horns on that deer!” Did you know that deer DON’T have horns? There are some very big differences between antlers and horns, join our staff to learn all about them!

Sunday February 17th@12:00-2:00- Elk Country Escape Room

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 KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

February 23rd– Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants

Sunday February 24th @ 2:00 – Native and Exotic Insects w/ Natalie Aiello

Are you curious about BUGS!? Have a child who is curious about the creepy-crawlies? Join guest speaker Natalie Aiello, PSU extension 4-H Educator, as she teaches us all about native and exotic insects! Take this opportunity to check out her pet hissing cockroaches!

Saturday February 2nd @ 2:00 – River Otters

Come and learn about this playful creature who adds so much mirth and merriment to our rivers and streams! Through an interesting PowerPoint presentation learn about its history, extirpation, and successful reintroduction to our waterways.

 

Sunday February 3rd@2:00 –Be My Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Join us to make a special Valentine for your sweetheart! We have all the scissors paper and glue, now all we need is you!

 

Saturday February 9th @ 2:00-Winter Feeding with PA Game Commission

Join Mandy Marconi of the PA Game Commission as she discusses winter feeding of wild animals and why this process is not always in the best interest of the animals.

Sunday February 10th @ 2:00 – Fireside Chat

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!

Saturday February 16th @ 2:00 – Antlers VS. Horns

How many times have you heard “Look at the horns on that deer!” Did you know that deer DON’T have horns? There are some very big differences between antlers and horns, join our staff to learn all about them!

Sunday February 17th@12:00-2:00- Elk Country Escape Room

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 KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

February 23rd– Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants

Sunday February 24th @ 2:00 – Native and Exotic Insects w/ Natalie Aiello

Are you curious about BUGS!? Have a child who is curious about the creepy-crawlies? Join guest speaker Natalie Aiello, PSU extension 4-H Educator, as she teaches us all about native and exotic insects! Take this opportunity to check out her pet hissing cockroaches!

Saturday February 2nd @ 2:00 – River Otters

Come and learn about this playful creature who adds so much mirth and merriment to our rivers and streams! Through an interesting PowerPoint presentation learn about its history, extirpation, and successful reintroduction to our waterways.

 

Sunday February 3rd@2:00 –Be My Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! Join us to make a special Valentine for your sweetheart! We have all the scissors paper and glue, now all we need is you!

 

Saturday February 9th @ 2:00-Winter Feeding with PA Game Commission

Join Mandy Marconi of the PA Game Commission as she discusses winter feeding of wild animals and why this process is not always in the best interest of the animals.

Sunday February 10th @ 2:00 – Fireside Chat

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!

Saturday February 16th @ 2:00 – Antlers VS. Horns

How many times have you heard “Look at the horns on that deer!” Did you know that deer DON’T have horns? There are some very big differences between antlers and horns, join our staff to learn all about them!

Sunday February 17th@12:00-2:00- Elk Country Escape Room

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 KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

February 23rd– Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants

Sunday February 24th @ 2:00 – Native and Exotic Insects w/ Natalie Aiello

Are you curious about BUGS!? Have a child who is curious about the creepy-crawlies? Join guest speaker Natalie Aiello, PSU extension 4-H Educator, as she teaches us all about native and exotic insects! Take this opportunity to check out her pet hissing cockroaches!


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, Thanksgiving, 1st day of Buck, Christmas*, New Years* (*close at noon on eve of)

 

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