North American Bear Center

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

Fall 2018 Programs are as follows: 

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Sept 10 to Oct 1, 2018

Open Daily 10 AM to 4 PM
Behind the Scene Tours – Noon, 2 PM, & 3 PM
Broadcast LIVE Enrichment Programs – 11 AM & 1 PM
Q&A’s with Sharon, Sr. Bearkeeper, every Sunday following the
1 PM Enrichment Program

Oct. 2 to Oct 21, 2018
Open Daily 10 AM to 4 PM
Behind the Scene Tours – 11 AM, Noon, 2 PM & 3 PM
LIVE at the NABC Broadcast – Every Wednesday at 1 PM

Behind the Scenes 
– We take you out behind the scenes to educate on the care and maintenance of our resident bears. Experience black bears up close and personal in their natural enviroment. A must see attraction. #1 on Trip Advisor!

LIVE Broadcast - Bear Enrichment & Feeding - watch as our bears enjoy an enrichment activity created by our Senior Bearkeeper. You can also watch our LIVE Programs on our Pond Cam each day at

Critter Time – Get up close and personal with our critters. Our interns will share information about our small critters in the Northwoods Ecology Hall.

Q&A's with Sharon - Join us every Sunday following our LIVE Enrichment Program at 1 PM or 4 PM for Questions and Answers with our Senior Bear Keeper, Sharon Herrell.  (See above schedule).

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.