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North American Bear Center

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

Programs will be offered daily 
May 22nd through Sept 6th
for our 2015 season.

7 days a week


11:00 am - Bear Enrichment
1:00 pm - Bear Enrichment
2:30 pm - Powerpoint Program - "Meet Our Bears"
4:00 pm - Bear Enrichment (bears eat their dinner)
5:00 pm - Powerpoint Program - "Meet Our Bears"

Behind the Scenes as needed during summer hours

Bear Enrichment – Watch as Bear Educators spread food or toys in the enclosure for the resident bears to discover. Feel free to engage Bear Educators with questions regarding our ambassador bears at this time. Watch the bears as they forage and discover a variety of foods hidden within their enclosures. At times toys or objects may be placed in the enclosure for the bears to examine and play with.

Power Point Program - "Meet our Bears" – A brief introduction to Ted, Honey, Lucky and Holly.

Behind the Scenes – As the days of summer grow warmer it may become necessary to take visitors on a "behind the scenes" walk to see our resident bears. Every visitor is guaranteed to see bears at the North American Bear Center.

All programs listed above will be included in your admission fee to the North American Bear Center.


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

Halloween For Kids - This program is for children 4-10 years old. This will be a fun indoor event with games, and haunted house effects. Every child will receive a bag filled with goodies!
Date: Oct. 16th
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: $5.00 per child