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!

 Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

December 1st – Shop Benezette Craft day @ 12-3

It’s Shop Benezette day! While you’re out supporting local businesses and enjoying our gift shop let us entertain the kiddos with crafts! Christmas is just around the corner and we’re making ornaments for the tree!

 

December 2nd– Elk Explanations @ 2:00

Are you plagued by Elk Questions? Join our Education staff as they answer questions regarding elk, their antlers, their behavior and so much more!

 

December 8th-Elk Basics @ 2:00

Come and learn about Pennsylvania’s elk herd. Learn fascinating facts about their antlers, history, family, and their behavior throughout the year.

 

December 9th-Elk Country Escape Room @ 12-2

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 12-4pm and is free of charge. You can pre-register by emailing KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173.

 

December 15th-Holiday festival @ 2-4pm

Here at the Keystone Elk Country Alliance we LOVE Christmas! With Christmas only 10 days away stop down and enjoy your little Christmas wonderland and make a final ornament or two for the tree!

 

December 16th-Furbearers @ 2:00

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.

 

December 22nd-Fireside Chat @ 2:00

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, Fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!

 

December 23rd –Elk, Moose, Caribou and Deer@ 2:00

Learn about these unique members of the North American Deer family. These members all have unique adaptations to help them fit seamlessly into their environments! Join us to learn MORE!

 

December 29th-Pennsylvania Hibernators @ 2:00

Hibernation is an important metabolic process or some animals to survive the wnter. Learn about hibernation and what animals in Pennsylvania are true hibernators.

 

December 30th– Mathematical Antlers @ 2:00

How are antlers scored? What’s a true trophy bull? Our staff will explain all! Join us as we discuss the different methods of measuring, and try your hand at measuring a few of our shed antlers!

 

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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