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

Sunday, April 2nd
1:00 PM — “Go Fish
With the first day of fishing season in our grasps, everyone has fish on the brain! Come learn some of the common fish species that inhabit Pennsylvania’s water bodies.

Saturday, April 8th
1:00 PM — “Vernal Pools
This unique habitat is important for many species found in the state of Pennsylvania. Many of these species are indicators of a healthy ecosystem. Join us to learn about some of these species and why vernal pools are important for them.

Sunday, April 9th
1:00 PM — “Predators of the Sky
Pennsylvania is home to many species of predatory birds. This informative program will teach you how to identify PA raptor species as well as learn some fun facts about each.

Saturday, April 15th
1:00 PM — “Spring Peeps
Come celebrate Easter at the Elk Country Visitor Center with an educational program on spring peeps! This educational program is dedicated to young birds and the nest.

Sunday, April 16th
Closed for Easter

Saturday, April 22nd
Earth Day Celebration!
10:00 AM — “Story Time
Bring your kiddies for the reading of “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. This classic Dr. Seuss book is not only whimsical, but also teaches children the importance of conservation.
1:00 PM — “Where did the Bees Go?
Did you know that many of our pollinator species are in decline? Join us for an informative presentation on the decline of honey bees in the United States and learn how you can help! In addition, kids will be able to make and take plant-able seed clay sculptures.
3:00 PM — “Nature Crafts
Come join us for a nature-based arts and crafts session!

Sunday, April 23rd
1:00 PM — “All About Elk
Learn all about Pennsylvania elk as KECA staff provide you with information about the history of our elk herd, elk physiology, and elk behaviors. KECA staff will be more than willing to answer any questions about elk you may have.

Saturday, April 29th
1:00 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 is not practiced much in our modern society. So, forget about your GPS for a second, and take a step back with KECA staff as we introduce you to compass and map navigation!

Sunday, April 30th
1:00 PM — “Time for Turkeys
With gobbler season starting this weekend, come learn about what makes this bird species so special.

Volunteer Work Weekend
May 5, 6 and 7, 2017
Join staff and other volunteers from across the state for a rewarding weekend in Elk Country.  A variety of tasks will be completed at the Center and Elk Mountain Homestead to prepare us for the upcoming season.  Tasks range from raking, pickup up debris, cutting firewood, cleaning, mulch, yard work.  If you have tools available, please bring them along. Reply to participate to:

**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 Sunday



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