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, September 5th @ 2:00 – Elk Explanations

Have burning questions about elk? Wondering how elk are managed? Perhaps you have a question on their favorite foods or habit? Maybe you’d like to know how long they live or when calving season is? Join our staff at the Elk Country Visitor Center to find the answers to these questions and more!

Sunday, September 6th @ 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. In this program, you will be able to learn basic skull identification characteristics and test your skills with an interactive matching activity!

Saturday, September 12th @ 2:00 – Tree Identification

Are you curious about the naturally uprooted structures around you? Do you want to recognize the trees you pass by on your next walk through the woods? Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we discuss how to identify trees commonly found in Pennsylvania.

Sunday, September 13th @ 2:00 – Reptiles of PA

Are you interested in learning about the reptiles in Pennsylvania? Come join us at the Elk Counter Visitor Center to learn more about venomous snakes, endangered reptiles, and lots of fun facts!

Saturday, September 19th @ 2:00 –All About Turkeys

You may commonly think of turkeys around Thanksgiving, but they are all around Pennsylvania throughout the year. Join us in learning about their characteristics, turkey calling, and various hunting opportunities.

Sunday, September 20th @ 2:00 – White-Tailed Deer

White-tailed deer are everywhere in PA, but next time you see one, stop and consider their characteristics, diet, antlers, and habitat. This program will cover all of those topics as well as deer hunting seasons, deer rut, calls, and scents.

Saturday, September 26th @ 2:00- Amazing Adaptations

Size, shape, fur, feathers, beaks, and teeth – these features help animals survive in the wild. We will be examining why animals have developed these unique characteristics and more. Join us as we explore the amazing adaptations of wildlife in Pennsylvania.

Sunday, September 27th @ 2:00- Black Bear 101

Come learn the ways of the American black bear. Starting with a review of the diet, behaviors, and basic biology, that will then flow into a discussion about safety and coexisting with bears.

4D Story Theater Shows 

Admission: $5.00 | Under 5 years: Free
Theater runs on the hour and half hour (approximately 23 minutes)

Weekend Wagon Rides 

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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