We are delighted to be partnering with the Baraboo Public Library this summer to create an Adventure Pass program, to offer surrounding communities an opportunity to learn more about the services provided by the library and visit the world’s 15 species of cranes for FREE.
The Adventure Pass program allows patrons of the South Central Library System to check out a pass through the Baraboo Public Library and receive free admission to our headquarters. The Adventure Pass program is available from July 30 through Oct. 31, 2018. Ten passes are available, and library patrons may check out an Adventure Pass for one week. The pass allows admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children, ages 6 through 17.
The Adventure Pass program is supported in part by a grant from the Sauk County UW-Extension, Arts and Culture Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Shop for a cause and benefit conservation action around the world! Our new Pop-Up Shop will be located in downtown Baraboo, Wisconsin between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 with special events throughout the holiday season. Join us for our Grand Opening on Saturday, Oct. 13.
A non-perishable food item is your ticket to the International Crane Foundation Saturday, Oct. 27, to celebrate Good Neighbor Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Each donated item will be generously matched by our sponsor Viking Village Foods – Reedsburg. All donated food will be given to the Baraboo Food pantry.
Visitors are encouraged to dress up in costumes and enjoy special events. Ibex Puppetry will be putting on a special performance of Harmonious Migration, and visitors will have the opportunity to explore fall-themed activity booths around the crane exhibits to learn about migration, crane folklore, and make festive crane masks. Event sponsor Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells will provide produce for visitors to create fall-themed crane enrichment pumpkins, which Aviculture staff will then present to the cranes. Candy will be available, and in partnership with the AZA, KIND Snacks will be assisting in providing healthy and delicious snacks to visitors with their new KIND KidsTM bars.
Visitors also have the opportunity to experience live crane exhibits and explore beautiful nature trails that wind through prairie, shaded woodland and majestic oak savanna. Guided tours will be held at 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 3 p.m., where guests can learn about the different species of cranes and the foundation’s efforts to protect them around the world. Plan your visit.
Special thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible:
Join Metazoa Brewing Company and the International Crane Foundation for a party celebrating the release of a special new beer called the Whooping Crane-berry Wit. The FREE event will feature live music from David Evans Music and delicious pizzas by Byrne’s Grilled Pizza. All attendees must be 21 years or older.
10% of all Whooping Crane-berry Wit beer can purchases will go back to the International Crane Foundation to support our Whooping Crane outreach efforts for these charismatic birds.