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Bear and Wolf Education Centers SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR KIDS AGES 5 to 12 XY Learning Center is offering limited spots in our school-age summer camp program. Each week kids will experience learning opportunities which include: community experts presentations, hiking, swimming, field trips, team building activities and more!


Maybe you haven’t been lucky enough to see a bear or wolf in the wild, or maybe you’ve tried hard not to. If either is the case, rest assured you can safely view these native animals at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone or Montana Grizzly Encounter just east of Bozeman. The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is an AZA-accredited, not-for-profit wildlife park and educational facility offering visitors the opportunity to experience the world of grizzly bears and gray wolves. Eight grizzly bears reside at the park, along with three wolf packs, birds-of-prey (hawks, eagles, owls and falcons) and a River Otter exhibit, which is home to five curious otters. This Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is particularly kid friendly with a handful of educational programs like Keeper Kids, where children ages 5 to 12 accompany a naturalist into the bear habitat to hide food for the bears. After the food is hidden, kids are able to see firsthand how bears search for their food. If you are planning to spend a day in West Yellowstone, visit grizzlydiscovery.org and check out the program schedule so you can plan your day: Admission is good for the whole day, so you can come and go as you please. *Certain areas of the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center remain closed. With reopening, offerings may be modified, limited in capacity and subject to availability or closure. Please call in advance for up-to-date information. *

XY LEARNING CENTER IS ALSO ENROLLING KIDS AGES 2 TO 5 At XY Learning Center, our mission is to provide exceptional care through a safe, responsive and nurturing environment that meets the needs of each child and family.

The Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and education sanctuary, which provides a spacious, natural home for rescued grizzlies and a place for the public to learn about grizzlies as they watch them up close. Montana Grizzly Encounter is home to five bears. Visit grizzlyencounter.org and get to know these amazing animals and each of their incredible stories. If you are a fan of National Geographic’s Expedition Wild, you already know two residents: Brutus the Bear and Montana Grizzly Encounter owner Casey Anderson.



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Profile for Montana Parent

2021 Summer Family Fun in Southwest Montana and Yellowstone  

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