Located in the heart of West Yellowstone, Montana, the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is a not-for-profit wildlife park and educational facility. It offers visitors an up-close view of the celebrated grizzly bears and grey wolves, in a safe, secure environment. The center is a year-round facility that allows guests to experience the wild without venturing into the wilderness.

A Peek into the Past

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center opened its doors in 1993 with the goal to provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about, understand and appreciate the grizzly bear and grey wolf. The creatures at the center are unable to survive in the wild, and therefore are given a healthy, secure, and natural habitat to thrive in. The center also focuses on educating the public about these majestic creatures and their importance in the ecosystem.

Getting There

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is located at 201 South Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana. If you are traveling by air, the nearest airport is Yellowstone Airport. From there, it’s a short 3-miles drive to the center. If traveling by car, West Yellowstone is accessible from all directions via U.S. Highways 20, 287 and 191.

Key Attractions

  • Naturalist Cabin: Learn about the fascinating life of grizzly bears and wolves.
  • Wolf and Bear Habitats: Watch these magnificent creatures in their natural-like habitats.
  • Raptors of the Yellowstone: Attend a live bird of prey program with hawks, eagles, owls and falcons.
  • Bear-Resistant Product Testing: Witness the bears test containers for a ‘bear-resistant’ certification.

Ticket Information

As a non-profit organization, all ticket sales go directly towards the care and feeding of the animals. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days. The general admission price for adults is $15, for seniors (63+) it is $14, for children aged 5-12, the price is $9, and children under 5 enter free. The center also offers special group and school rates.

Useful Tips

  • The center is open 365 days a year, but the feeding times for bears and wolves vary by season. Check the schedule before your visit.
  • Photography is allowed, but remember to respect the animals’ space.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking and standing for many activities.
  • Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for some unique wildlife themed souvenirs.

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