Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone

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Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone

All the animals at the Center are unable to survive in the wild for a variety of different reasons and serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts. Seize the extraordinary opportunity to watch the intriguing behavior of grizzly bears and have unobstructed views of wolves and their captivating pack dynamics.

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  • Observe grizzly bears and wolves up-close
  • Learn about grizzlies and wolves from staff naturalists
  • Located one block from Yellowstone National Park

Overview

See LIVE grizzlies and wolves and get a fascinating glimpse into their worlds! Watch the bears forage for food, play in their ponds and with each other. Early morning and evening visitors may witness active wolf packs howling. Activities include: Keeper Kid’s (hide food for the bears), Wolf Enrichment, Birds of Prey, Safety in Bear Country Programs, Yellowstone Park Ranger talks, intriguing films and staff presentations. Explore the new otter exhibit Banks of the Yellowstone with crashing water falls, underwater otter viewing, a dynamic trout exhibit and other habitats that help tell the story of riparian ecosystems.  Investigate Bears: Imagination & Reality, an interactive world-class exhibit. Visit the Naturalist Cabin to see exceptional views of two separate wolf packs through floor-to-ceiling windows.

The bears at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center had to be removed from the wild because they were becoming dangerously comfortable around humans. Their stories help share a valuable lesson of how people can take the proper steps to ensure bears stay forever wild. The wolves at the Center are ambassadors, providing a greater understanding of this predator in the Yellowstone ecosystem.

A visit to the Center is an educational and entertaining enhancement to any trip to Yellowstone National Park. Learning and seeing how bears and wolves have been able to survive in the Yellowstone Ecosystem adds an invaluable layer to any vacation.

Location/Directions

201 South Canyon St. West Yellowstone, Montana one block from Yellowstone National Park next to the IMAX theater.

Hours/Seasons

Open 365 days a year 8:30AM to dusk. Closing hours are seasonal call 1-800-257-2570 or check our website for current closing times

Fees/Cost

Tickets good for two consecutive days.

  • Adults (13 and older) - $13
  • Seniors (62 ) - $12.25
  • Children (5 - 12) - $8
  • Children under 5 – FREE

Call for group rates, available for groups of 15 or more.

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The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is a bear and wolf wildlife park located in West Yellowstone.