Northern MN: A Wild Wolf EdVenture

Join the Minnesota Zoo for this once-in-a-lifetime North Woods adventure!

We’ll start our journey at the Minnesota Zoo with a wolf zookeeper visiting the Zoo’s wolves. From there, we’ll continue our three-day, two-night adventure in Ely, MN, where we’ll gain a new familiarity with one of our state’s most charismatic species, and:

  • Spot wolves in the wild from a small airplane
  • Use radio telemetry to experience how researchers track wolfs
  • Go dogsledding with the Wintergreen team (run by Paul Schurke, a member of the first confirmed team to reach the North Pole without re-supply, and his wife Susan)
  • Snowshoe through the snowy woods to an abandoned wolf den, a frozen waterfall, or other wintry delights
  • Howl to the local wild wolf packs
  • Tour the inspiring exhibits at the International Wolf Center and learn about wolf biology and conservation from local experts
  • Enjoy our time at the Silver Rapids Lodge, exploring the wooded trails and indoor sauna

Ely was recently cited by National Geographic as one of “America’s Best Adventure Towns.”  Expedia also rated dog sledding with Wintergreen in Ely, MN as one of the top “unexpected adventures you need to experience” in the country.

This trip includes moderately strenuous physical activity. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact [email protected].

Dates: February-March 2019
Adults age 18+
Starting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and returning around 6 p.m. on Sunday
$575 per person (Minnesota Zoo members receive a $25 discount). Full payment is due at the time of registration.
Available upon request
All transportation, lodging, programs and meals

More information coming and registration opens in the fall of 2018.

How to Register

Register Online

We will offer a Wild Wolf EdVenture for families every other year. Check back in the fall of 2018 for details on the 2019 family trip!

If you would like more information on this trip, or to be placed on the interested list for any future trips, please email [email protected].