ICF's group tours target all ages, from mixed youth and adult family groups to seniors. Photo by Deb Johnson, ICF Volunteer
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the International Crane Foundation (ICF). Our education department, staff and volunteers, would be delighted to share the story of ICF and the world’s 15 crane species with you and your group. Adult groups are organized groups usually associated with colleges/universities, private organizations, motor coaches, family reunions, civic clubs, regional organizations, etc.
Our education department, staff and volunteers, have extensive experience leading group tours and want to provide you and your group with a tour that is both educational and enjoyable.
Standard tours include an introductory multi-media, slideshow presentation; and guided tours of our live crane exhibits. During your tour, your group will have an opportunity to observe the 15 crane species of our world; learn about crane biology; investigate the current threats to crane survival; discover methods used to conserve endangered species; and hear about ICF’s international work and initiatives.
We would be glad to modify the tour to enhance your group’s experience. Please let our staff know of your specific needs and interests when you request a reservation.
If you would like additional activities taught, additional fees may apply. Examples of additional activities that may include an additional charge include extended interpretive tours, guided hikes, seed collecting opportunities, radio telemetry demonstrations, discussions with crane care specialists or crane biologists, and presentations.
Looking for a truly unique destination? A 2012 Discover Wisconsin Choice Destination, ICF is a beautiful place to enjoy nature while learning about our work to bring back the cranes. View our video for a preview!
Tour reservations are required and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to schedule your tour with us at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability for your group.
Tours are approximately 1.5 hrs. - 2 hrs. in length and will occur rain or shine. Everyone should be prepared to spend the entire tour outdoors. Please encourage group members to dress appropriately for the weather (i.e. comfortable, closed-toed shoes; raincoats; jackets; hats and gloves).
If you need to cancel your reservation please provide us with as much advance notice as possible.
To request a tour, please complete the Tour Reservation Request Form. If you need additional assistance contact the
at (608) 356-9462 ext. 127.
Adults (17 years of age and above) are admitted at a discounted rate of $7.00 per individual. Youth are admitted at a discounted rate of $2.00 per individual. There is a minimum charge of $45.00.
The group tour leaders and bus drivers receive free admission.
Payments can be made upon arrival using credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover), cash, or check. Checks can be made out to the International Crane Foundation.