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

December 14th @ 2:00 – Elk Explanations
Elk are interesting animals! Do you have questions about these large mammals? Then bring your questions and join us at the ECVC as we explain all of elk’s mysteries!

December 15th @ 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.

December 21st @ 2:00 – Christmas Crafts
Christmas is upon us! Join us and let your creativity shine as we work on some fun Christmas Crafts.

December 22nd @ 2:00 – Christmas Crafts
Christmas is upon us! Join us and let your creativity shine as we work on some fun Christmas Crafts.

December 28th @ 2:00 – Elk Antlers
People love to see elk and one of everyone’s favorite things is seeing a bull with a large set of antlers. Join us for this program as we explain the difference between antlers and horns and talk about how these impressive antlers grow.

December 29th @ 2:00 – Wildlife Sign
Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s North Central Educator to enhance your next hike in the Pennsylvania Wilds. You will learn to identify signs left behind by some of Pennsylvania’s most common animals. At the end of the program, make your own plaster cast of an animal track to take home (while supplies last)

4D Story Theater Shows (approximately 28 minutes)
Admission: $5.00 | 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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