International Crane Foundation


Grand Opening 2020

The crane gates will be open on Saturday, May 2, 2020, for our official opening! Our headquarters has been closed and under construction since November 2018, so you can imagine how excited we are to share our new site with you!

The exhibit area of our campus is undergoing a dramatic transformation as we renovate our crane exhibits. We are thrilled that each new crane exhibit will have a water feature and natural landscaping. In addition, our interpretive message will take flight beyond our headquarters as our visitors are immersed in the stories of the cranes and their cousins in the wild. View our Facebook album for photos of the renovation.

Our $10 million renovation also includes the new George Archibald Welcome Center with an expanded gift shop, an additional five exhibit murals, and a cranes and culture area featuring a crane fountain and a meditation garden. We will share information about our grand opening plans as they become available. Until then, please mark your 2020 calendar with this important date!

Save the date – click on the images above to download our 2020 calendars featuring either a Sandhill or Whooping Crane.