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, November 11th

2:00 PM- “Pennsylvania’s Unique and Interesting”

This program is about some of the most interesting plants, animals, and habitats found right here in Pennsylvania. Learn about ants that farm, plants that eat insects, small mammals with toxic salvia, plants that live in no other place in the world, and more!

Sunday, November 12th

2:00 PM- “Hunters as Conservationists”

Hunting season is here. Would it surprise you to know that hunters are some of our best wildlife conservationists? Come and see this interesting and enlightening presentation on the important role those hunters play in management and conservation, and how that role insures a healthy and sustainable wildlife population.

 Saturday, November 18th

2:00 PM- “Navigation by Compass”

In a world where technology is always at our grasps, sometimes it is nice to take a step back. Orienteering is a highly valuable skill that isn’t practiced much in our modern society. Forget about your GPS for a second and take a step back with us as we teach you how to navigate using only a compass and topographic map.

Sunday, November 19th

2:00 PM- “Time for Turkeys”

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Come and learn about the wild bird that Benjamin Franklin wanted to be our national symbol. Follow an informational slideshow while children in the audience can enjoy some wild turkey coloring pages.

Saturday, November 25th

2:00 PM- “Fireside Chat”

Gather around the hearth of our fireplace and ask staff members your burning questions about wildlife and natural resources. Staff members will be armed with field guides and other resources to help them answer those tough questions.

 Sunday, November 26th

2:00 PM“PA Furbearers”

Learn about all the types of furbearing mammals Pennsylvania has to offer. Touch and feel the pelts of each animal as we discuss what makes them all unique. Learn about the fascinating ecology of what we know as the Pennsylvania Fur Bearers.



**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.**

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