International Crane Foundation



Wednesday Nite @ the Lab with Kerryn Morrison and KS Gopi Sundar @ UW-Madison Campus
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join our Manager of Africa Programs Kerryn Morrison and Director of SarusScape Programs Dr. KS Gopi Sundar for Wednesday Nite @ the Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus September 20. Can’t make it? Click here to view the recorded lecture after the event.

Member Appreciation Day @ International Crane Foundation
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mark your calendars for our annual Member Appreciation Day! Sign up early for behind-the-scenes tours of Crane City*, which are first-come, first-served the day of the event (gates open at 9:00 a.m.) Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see our captive breeding facility up close. During the tour, please excuse our mess while we renovate our crane homes!

Other special activities include a guided prairie walk, radio-tracking demonstrations, photo opportunities with Hope, our Whooping Crane mascot, and special talks by our expert staff!

Don’t forget your membership card! Not a member? Not a problem – click here to join the flock todayemail our staff, or call 608-356-9462 ext. 807. Memberships may also be purchased or renewed at the Visitor Center the day of the event.

For questions relating to the event, please contact Jennifer Fiene at 608-356-9462 ext. 151.

*For Crane City tours, please wear comfortable walking shoes. Participants need to place booties over their shoes and dip in a mild bleach foot bath.

Click here to view our Member Appreciation Day schedule.

Cranes in Art – Watercolor Painting Workshop @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Join local artist Ellen McGaughey for a daylong watercolor painting workshop. All artistic abilities welcome.  Registration deadline is September 25, 2017. Click here to register.

Prairie Tour @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Walk among prairie smoke, 6-foot-tall compass plants, swaying big bluestem, and dozens of other native species on a special guided prairie tour at our headquarters the second Saturday of every month beginning in May through October. Click here to learn more about our prairie restoration and interpretive signs along our nature trails.

Culver’s Share Night with the International Crane Foundation @ Culver's of West Baraboo
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Help save cranes by enjoying a cup of custard! The International Crane Foundation will be hosting a Share Night at the Culver’s restaurant in West Baraboo on Wednesday, October 25 and will receive a 15% donation of total sales between 4-8 pm. Please consider purchasing a cup of custard, coffee or even a butter burger to help build support for our cause. There is no excuse not to visit since the flavor of the day will be Caramel Fudge Cookie Dough. Thank you for your custard-sideration!

Good Neighbor Day @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bring a non-perishable food item donation to the International Crane Foundation for the Baraboo Food Pantry and receive FREE admission to see the world’s cranes. Click here to plan your visit.

Good Neighbor Day 2017



The Driftless Reader book signing and presentation @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Author Curt Meine will share stories from his new book The Driftless Reader from 11:00 am to noon at our Visitor Center (admission is not required to meet Curt and listen to his presentation!)

Gates Close for the 2017 Season @ International Crane Foundation
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Wisconsin Science Festival @ UW-Madison Campus
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the Wisconsin Science Festival November 2-3! Learn about Whooping Crane conservation at the Discovery Expo, and keep an eye out for Hope, our Whooping Crane mascot. Click here to plan your visit.

Gift Shop Holiday Open House at our Headquarters
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for our Gift Shop Holiday Open House at our headquarters on Saturday, December 2. Meet the artists who craft many of our gifts, enjoy live music and refreshments – did we mention free gift wrapping?

Check off all of the items on your gift (or wish!) list while shopping for a cause! Can’t make it to our open house? Click here to visit our online shop.

Gift Shop Holiday Open House