Located about an hour north of the Twin Cities, the Wildlife Science Center has recently moved from Columbus to Stacy Minnesota. With a mission to serve as an educational resource in Wildlife Science, the center was founded in 1976 in order to observe and document the physiology and behavior of a captive population of gray wolves. It has since become internationally recognized as a leading expert regarding wolf behavior. For visitors, the Center provides exposure to wild animals while sharing the knowledge they have gathered from their conservation efforts and their long-term, humane scientific studies on captive populations.
Saturday Public Tours at the Wildlife Science Center
The center offers one-hour tours every Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours run regardless of the weather. No reservation is required. Tours cost $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children 4-12, and are free for kids 3 and under.
Although, maybe a bit far away for most of us, WSC offers Howling Good Birthday Parties centering around a fun and educational wildlife program. They also have a room available and a bonfire upon request. You provide your own refreshments and paper goods. Contact WSC for more information.
Summer Camps at the Wildlife Science Center
At Wolf Camp, campers participate in wildlife activities, games and more during week-long day sessions. Find up-to-date information each year in our Twin Cities Summer Camps Guide.