Public Programs

The Elk Country Visitor Center’s dedicated conservation education department schedules informative programs for the learning enjoyment of the visiting public. In particular, the center hosts weekend programs on various wildlife topics—from elk talks to birding activities—that are at no cost to visitors. Please review the following schedule to find a weekend program that interests you!

Saturday July 13th – Elk Walk and Talk @ 2:00

Join our staff as we walk our trails here at the Elk country Visitor Center and discuss various elk behaviors and elk history. While walking keep your eyes peeled for elk rubs, tracks, scat, and of course real elk!

Sunday July 14th – Coyotes of PA @ 2:00

Enjoy an introduction to the life and ecology of the eastern coyote. Learn what makes coyotes unique and allows them to thrive in our rural, suburban, and urban areas.

 

Saturday July 20th – Elk Country Escape Room @2:00-4:00

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 2:00-4:00 pm and is free of charge. You can pre-register by emailing KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

 

Sunday July 21st – Antlers Vs. Horns @ 2:00

Ever wonder about the difference between antlers and horns? Join our staff here at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we learn about the differences between these two unique adaptations!

Saturday July 27th – Paracord Survival @ 2:00

Paracord has many, many, uses and popular these days! Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center to make your own stylish and useful paracord keychain!

Saturday July 27th
9am – 6pm
Ride for the Elk
Motorcycle enthusiast of all types will be gathering with their Harleys, Hondas, Indians, or whatever tank you choose to hug! Saturdays ride will gather at the Legendary Hitching Post in DuBois with registration beginning at 9am and kick stands up at noon. Ride through some of the Pennsylvania Wilds most scenic country. Ride will end at the Elk Country Visitor Center. More details and registration forms to come soon!

Sunday July 28th – Skull-lock Holmes @ 2:00

Ever encounter a skull you couldn’t identify? Come enjoy this program about how to identify animal skulls by the end you have an excellent idea of how to ID animal skulls and what trick you can use to give you a hint about what it may have come from!

Sunday July 28
8am – 2pm
Ride for the Elk
Motorcycle enthusiast of all types will be gathering with their Harleys, Hondas, Indians, or whatever tank you choose to hug! Sundays ride will gather at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette with registration beginning at 8am and kick stands up at 10am. Ride through some of the Pennsylvania Wilds most scenic country. Ride will end at the Elk Country Visitor Center. More details and registration forms to come soon!

The Elk Country Visitor Center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization. We are located at 134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821.  Please use 950 Winslow Hill Road in your navigation system.  For more information call 814-787-5167, or visit us at www.ExperienceElkCountry.com

The Elk Country Visitor Center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization. We are located at 134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA. Please use Winslow Hill Road in your navigation system. For more information call 814-787-5167

**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.**

The Elk Country Visitor Center can accommodate large groups or tours. Call for more information or to schedule your group.

The Elk Country Visitor Center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a non-profit 501c(3). We are located at 134 Homestead Drive in Benezette, PA. For more information call 814-787-5167 or visit us at www.ExperienceElkCountry.com.

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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