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10th Anniversary Lilypad Picnic and Our Founder’s 80th Birthday Celebration

July 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - July 21, 2019 @ 4:30 pm CDT

10th anniversary Lilypad Picnic - 2019

Once again our friends at the Northwoods Bear Foundation are hosting the Lilypad Picnic to benefit the North American Bear Center. Lily Fans from around the world will be gathering this year to reconnect their friendships, participate in all the festivities, and show their support.

This four-day event will be packed with fun, great food, music and lots of surprises, all are welcome. For more information and to purchase tickets for this event click here.

Who are Lily Fans you might wonder?

Lily Fans were “born” in 2010 as people watched in awe as Lily the Black Bear gave birth to her first cub Hope. Lily became an Internet sensation; people were glued to their chairs watching this 3-year-old bear in her remote den via a live den cam. Lily Fans watched, they learned, but mostly they connected via social media and strong bonds and friendships developed. Ever since, the name Lily Fans stuck and they continued watch other den cams over the years and show their support for the North American Bear Center.


80th Birthday Celebration for Dr. Lynn Rogers

Open to the General Public

Where: North American Bear Center

When: July 20, 2019 (1:00 – 4:00 PM)

Join us to help celebrate our Founder, Dr. Lynn Rogers’ 80th Birthday! There’ll be lots of fun, activities, and surprises.

You can also visit us inside the bear center (with paid admission) to see our new Cub Room and our 50 Years of Research exhibit.

Watch for more details coming soon!


July 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am CDT
July 21, 2019 @ 4:30 pm CDT
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Northwoods Bear Foundation
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North American Bear Center
1926 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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