Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone


Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone

Born in captivity or labeled “nuisance bears,” the grizzlies and wolves at the Discovery Center are unable to live in the wild. Instead, they roam the animal sanctuary, giving you a chance to get a rare up-close look at these great beasts.

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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


Learning about grizzly bears and gray wolves gets up-close and personal in this wildlife park and educational facility where you can observe the animals in their daily activities.

The eight grizzly bears at the Center were formerly nuisance bears - they became dangerously comfortable with humans and can no longer live in the wilderness. Now, the bears live in an enclosed environment meant to closely mimic the wild. Watch the bears as they play with each other and search and fish for food.

Born in captivity, the eleven wolves that live at the Center cannot survive in the wild. Watch the wolves eat, play, and howl right in front of the viewing areas.

Learn more about the animals you’re observing by checking out the Center’s bear exhibit or participating in one of the Centers educational programs led by staff naturalists. Kids can even help hide food for the bears in the Keeper Kids program.


201 South Canyon Rd.
West Yellowstone, MT 59758

The Center is located one block south of the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, next to the IMAX Theater.


GWDC bears do not hibernate, and The Center is open 365 days a year. Hours change with the season. Call 800-257-2570 for details.


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.