Hours and Directions


ICF is open to the public every day between April 15 and October 31 from 9 am to 5 pm.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day guided public tours are offered daily at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, and on weekends ONLY in April, May, September and October. Public tours are free with general admission and there is no need to pre-register. You may also explore the site on your own. We suggest visitors plan to stay at least two hours.

We also offer school field trips and group tours tailored to each group’s needs and interests. Pre-registration is required for these tours.

Admission Fees:



(ages 18 and over)


(ages 62 and over & students with valid ID)


(ages 6-17)


(ages 5 and under)


School and adult group rates

(ages 18 and over)
(ages 6-17)

Download a coupon for $1.00 off each admission purchased

ICF accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, traveler's checks, and personal checks with proper ID.

ICF is proud to participate in AAA's exclusive member discount program. Please present your AAA membership card to receive a 20% discount on your admission fee.

ICF is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and ICF members enjoy free or discounted admissions at participating zoos and aquariums throughout the U.S. and Canada. View the current list of institutions participating in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program.


ICF is located between Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells just off U.S. Hwy 12. Our address: E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, Wis., 53913.

Click to print

For directions to ICF, click on the image above to print out our map or enter your starting location in the map tool below.


Parking is free for all of our guests. Handicap parking is available and visitors can be dropped off at the Cudahy Visitor Center entrance.

Directions to ICF via U.S. Hwy. 12

The former U.S. Hwy. 12 is now Cty. Hwy. BD between Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells. To reach ICF from the new U.S. Hwy. 12 bypass connecting Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells use the following directions:

West bound on U.S. Hwy. 12 -
Take exit 214 (North Reedsburg Rd.) and turn right (east) towards Cty. Hwy. BD and the Ho-Chunk Casino. At the intersection with Cty. Hwy. BD turn left (west) until you reach Shady Lane Rd.

East bound on U.S. Hwy. 12 -
Take exit 212 (Cty. Hwy. BD and Fern Dell Rd.) and travel south (west) towards the Ho-Chunk Casino until you reach Shady Lane Rd.