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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center West Yellowstone

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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
201 South Canyon
P.O. Box 996
West Yellowstone
MT
59758
Tel: 406 646 7001

Directions

Located just one block from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park and one block south of the IMAX Theater.

Where are we going today?

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 Kids (kids help hide food for the bears), Wolf Enrichment, a Karelian Bear Dog, live Bird-of-Prey demonstrations, Safety in Bear Country Programs, Yellowstone Park Ranger talks, intriguing films and staff presentations. Explore Bears: Imagination & Reality, an interactive world-class exhibit. Visit the Naturalist Cabin to see exceptional views of two separate wolf packs through immense floor-to-ceiling windows. Highlights are: daily Pack Chats, a National Geographic film on wolves and a life-sized wolf model. Open 365 days a year. GWDC bears do not hibernate!

A playground is also located on site (ADA accessible).

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10.50
  • Children$5.50
  • Free Under: 5 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

May 10th through September 1st, 2013 - 8:30am to 8:30pm, thereafter closing earlier as season change

I'm Hungry!

Picnic tables available..

Any Top Tips?

1 admission can be used for 2 consecutive days price..

Doing our bit

A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization..

Need a little extra help?

Wheelchairs are available and grounds accessible..

What people are saying?

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    We drove almost 2 1/2 hours to see the bears and wolves since we weren't able to see any in Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The drive was worth it, beautiful views. We liked seeing both the bears and wolves. I wish there had been a larger space for the wolves. The information posted about both was good enough. They have the different bears come out at different times so you get to see them better. They even have a kids keeper if you get there early enough so the kids can hide food and then when they let the bears out again you can watch them...Read More

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    If you're looking for something fun to do in West Yellowstone, I recommend a stop at this place. There is an interior space that is very museum-like. It definitely has a goal of bringing awareness to issues surrounding bears and some of the exhibits can be unsettling (such as a hangar full of bear gallbladders). It was very informative and it also has some (very old) interactive games to play and learn.

    The exterior portion was really cool. There are two wolf paddocks (for two different packs) and a bear paddock. The wolves were active and some...Read More

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    Weel they never close. Open all the year and it is nice for the tourism and the city.

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    I LOVE ANIMALS AND WOLVES!!!!

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    Awesome thing to go and see when you're in West Yellowstone. Staff is very knowledgeable on the animals.

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by Michelle Allen

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We drove almost 2 1/2 hours to see the bears and wolves since we weren't able to see any in Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The drive was worth it, beautiful views. We liked seeing both the bears and wolves. I wish there had been a larger space for the wolves. The information posted about both was good enough. They have the different bears come out at different times so you get to see them better. They even have a kids keeper if you get there early enough so the kids can hide food and then when they let the bears out again you can watch them forage for food.

by Tommy Acierno

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If you're looking for something fun to do in West Yellowstone, I recommend a stop at this place. There is an interior space that is very museum-like. It definitely has a goal of bringing awareness to issues surrounding bears and some of the exhibits can be unsettling (such as a hangar full of bear gallbladders). It was very informative and it also has some (very old) interactive games to play and learn.

The exterior portion was really cool. There are two wolf paddocks (for two different packs) and a bear paddock. The wolves were active and some walked right up to the viewing window. The bears were sleeping :-). There are exterior and interior viewing areas, so it's fun to visit year round.

They also have a large playground, just in case the little ones are tired of looking at animals and want to play.

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