Programs



North American Bear Center

1926 Highway 169 Ely, MN 55731 Phone: 218-365-7879

2019 Programs

Free with Paid Admission


Hours of Operation:

April 5 – 27 (Friday & Saturday)  10 am-4 pm

May 1 -23 Open Daily 10 am – 4 pm

May 24 – Sept. 8 Open Daily 9 am – 6 pm

Sept. 9 – Oct. 27 Open Daily 10 am – 4 pm

Oct. 28 – Closed until the bears wake up in the spring

Hourly Behind the Scene Tours – Get up close and personal with our Ambassador bears!  We’ll take you out behind the scenes to meet one or more of our Ambassador bears. You’ll learn about their care, their environment, and about black bear behavior.  A must see attraction – #1 on TripAdvisor!

Critter Time – Learn about our resident critters: snakes, turtles, fish, and frogs.  Times vary daily, ask for our daily schedule at check in.

Nature Trails – Open daily to anyone visiting the NABC free of charge.


Custom Group Programs Available – Call us for details at 877-365-7879.