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International Crane Foundation

 

Events

Jul
30
Mon
Adventure Pass to International Crane Foundation @ International Crane Foundation
Jul 30 – Oct 31 all-day

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.

Learn more about the Adventure Pass program.

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.


 

Oct
2
Tue
Pop-Up Shop in Baraboo, Wisconsin @ Cornerstone Gallery
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm

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. 2 and Dec. 29.

Join us for these special holiday events and extended hours at our pop-up shop this season:

Nov. 16 | Winter Wine Walk – 6 to 9 p.m.

Nov. 17 | Christmas Launch Party – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Nov. 23 | Black Friday – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Dec. 1 | Holiday Open House – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We are also holding an open house Dec. 1 at our headquarters gift shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 8 | Artisan Weekend – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dec. 12 | Santa is Coming to Town – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dec. 17 through Dec. 20 | Extended Shopping Hours – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dec. 21 | Date Night Shopping – 5 to 9 p.m.

Dec. 22 | Last Minute Shopping – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Oct
27
Sat
Celebrate Good Neighbor Day @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 at 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., 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 Association of Zoos and Aquariums, KIND Snacks will be assisting in providing healthy and delicious snacks to visitors with their new KIND KidsTM bars.

Harmonious Migrations has been developed to teach audiences about the interconnectivity of the elements in the environment as they relate to crane flyways. This 30-min presentation illustrates how Native people of North America participate in the same planetary dance as the crane and all creations. The ancient art of oral storytelling and puppetry are at the core of the performance. Audiences are introduced to the wisdom of the Native American Medicine Wheel, an Indigenous design for living. They will gain knowledge of the Four Directions, four elements, four medicinal herbs, and four stages of life which sustain all living creatures, including cranes and humans. Click here to view a trailer for the performance.

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:

Crane viewing at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, Indiana @ Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Medaryville, Indiana is an amazing place to view thousands of Sandhill Cranes in the fall. If you’re lucky, you might get to see a Whooping Crane, too! The International Crane Foundation will have staff or volunteers present at the viewing platforms on October 20, 21, 27 and 28. The best time to view the cranes is near sunset, so expect to see us there around 5 p.m. until it gets close to dark. Bring binoculars, a scope and a camera if you have them. If not, you’ll still have a great time viewing and listening to the cranes!

Oct
28
Sun
Crane viewing at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, Indiana @ Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Medaryville, Indiana is an amazing place to view thousands of Sandhill Cranes in the fall. If you’re lucky, you might get to see a Whooping Crane, too! The International Crane Foundation will have staff or volunteers present at the viewing platforms on October 20, 21, 27 and 28. The best time to view the cranes is near sunset, so expect to see us there around 5 p.m. until it gets close to dark. Bring binoculars, a scope and a camera if you have them. If not, you’ll still have a great time viewing and listening to the cranes!

Oct
31
Wed
Gates Close for the 2018 Season @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Nov
17
Sat
Whoop it up: Special canning release party! @ Metazoa Brewing Co.
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Nov
19
Mon
Give a Whoop: Brews to Benefit the International Crane Foundation and The Montessori School of Huntsville @ Straight to Ale
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us at Straight to Ale in Huntsville, Alabama on Monday, November 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. to support two good causes! The evening will include games, wildlife trivia, and fun with Huntsville’s outdoors community. Learn more about the benefit.

Nov
29
Thu
An evening with George Archibald @ Pensthorpe Natural Park
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Our Co-founder George Archibald’s visionary and active leadership in international conservation efforts over the past 40 years has given flight to crane projects worldwide. The Pensthorpe Natural Park is delighted to have George join them on Nov. 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. to share his love for cranes and talk about the current status of all 15 species of cranes in the world, from the Red-crowned Crane in eastern Asia to the Eurasian Crane which Pensthorpe has worked closely with as part of the Great Crane Project.

Tickets are on sale now at £5 members, £7 non-members, which includes an interval drink. Click here to book your seat.

Dec
13
Thu
Simon Says – Dance Like a Crane! @ Decatur Public Library
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kids of all ages are invited to this free program by our Whooping Crane Outreach Program Assistant Lexi Eiler. The program will focus on crane behaviors like flight, unison calling and dancing, of course. We will also have a Simon Says/Crane Dancing activity!