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.JTNDY2VudGVyJTNFJTVCYndzX3BkZnByaW50JTIwZGlzcGxheSUzRCUyN3BkZiUyQ3ByaW50JTI3JTVEJTNDJTJGY2VudGVyJTNF

Donor NameAmountDate
Missy Hietala$5.0002-12-2019
Missy Hietala$5.0002-12-2019
Missy Hietala$5.0002-12-2019
Beverly & Rik Berkbigler$50.0001-16-2019
DARLA NEMEC$100.0001-15-2019
Donor NameAmountDate
Daniel Peterson$1000.0012-28-2018
Paul Sponheim$50.0012-16-2018
Richard Spyhalski$50.0011-28-2018
Nancy Hemberger$25.0010-16-2018
Sara Smith$1,000.0007-24-2018
Donor NameAmountDate
Joyce Harsch$25.6301-10-2019
James Bregenzer$1.0002-14-2019
Bob Summers$200.0001-25-2019
Rosie Barker$25.0001-05-2019
Lorraine Jenkins$100.0012-31-2018