Ely, June 15, 2020—The International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota, expects to open to the public starting Monday, June 22. The Center has been closed since March because of the pandemic.
“We’ve heard from so many of you who are eager to visit the Center and connect with our ambassador wolves, and we’re relieved to finally be able to announce our opening date,” said the Center’s Executive Director, Grant Spickelmier. “We’d like to thank our donors and members for their patience and support during this challenging time.”
A number of changes are planned this summer to ensure the safety of visitors and staff members and to comply with State of Minnesota reopening guidelines. Tickets must be purchased online before arrival and limits will be placed on the number of visitors allowed in the Center at one time. More details regarding these changes will be released towards the end of next week (June 16-18).
“I know that the changes we have in store will be a departure from the normal operations here, but we’re making them all to keep everyone safe,” said Krista Harrington, the Interpretive Center Manager.
Since the Center closed, numerous free programs have been offered online and the Center has reached thousands of people it normally wouldn’t have. Several of these programs will continue even after the Center reopens, most notably the new webcam partnership with Explore.org and the Webinar wolf biology series.
For more information, visit: wolf.org.