Wild Wolf EdVenture

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

Join the Minnesota Zoo for this once-in-a-lifetime North Woods adventure! We start our journey at the Minnesota Zoo by going behind the scenes and visiting the Zoo’s wolves. Then we continue our three-day, two-night adventure in Ely, where you will gain a new familiarity with one of our state’s most charismatic species. Ely was cited by National Geographic as one of “America’s Best Adventure Towns.” Come find out for yourself!

The EdVenture includes:
- Visiting the Minnesota Zoo’s wolves and meeting their care staff
- Participating in a variety of educational and entertaining programs at the International Wolf Center (IWC)
- Howling to the local wild wolf packs
- Exploring and shopping in downtown Ely during free time
- Exploring the Ely Winter Festival activities during free time
- Snowshoeing through the snowy woods to a frozen waterfall or other wintry delights
- Touring the inspiring exhibits at the IWC
- Dogsledding with Wintergreen*
- Enjoying your stay at the Grand Ely Lodge Resort
- Dining at the best restaurants in Ely
- Note: Transportation to and from Ely, and tips for dogsled guides are NOT included
   - We highly suggest AWD or 4WD vehicles, as 2WD vehicles frequently slip of the road and get stuck in the snow
   - We recommend $10 per guest per guide for tips

*Wintergreen is owned and operated by Paul and Susan Schurke, and their son Peter. Paul was a member of the first confirmed team to reach the North Pole without re-supply. Expedia rated dogsledding with Wintergreen as one of the top “unexpected adventures you need to experience” in the country.

Date: February 3-5, 2023
Age: Kid Friendly (Ages 8+ with an adult; max of 2 youth per adult) Minimum registration is 1 child with 1 adult.
Cost: $849/person

Date: February 10-12, 2023
Age: Adults age 18+
Cost: $849/person; single room supplement available for additional $129.

Registration Deadline: December 30, 2022


Activity Level: Easy | MODERATE | Challenging | Difficult
Reasons:
-Snowshoeing/hiking for about an hour and a half
-Standing and holding on to the back of a dogsled for about 3 hours with another person while driving the team
- Persons over 250lbs and/or 6’ 6” tall may find it difficult to balance on the dogsleds.

If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact [email protected].

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