Grand Opening 2020 | International Crane Foundation

International Crane Foundation


Grand Opening 2020

Our iconic crane entrance gates have welcomed thousands of visitors to our headquarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The gates were designed by artist Victor Bakhtin and were brought to life by a local metal artist.

The crane gates are opening Saturday, June 27, 2020, for our official headquarters’ GRAND 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.

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!

View our Facebook album for photos of the renovation.

Grand Opening Member Preview Day is Friday, June 26, 2020

Be among the first to see our completed renovations during our exclusive Member Preview Day, Friday, June 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. Special behind the scenes tours will be offered and the opportunity to experience the new site before the gates open June 27 to the general public. Be sure to bring your current membership card. Thank you for your support of the International Crane Foundation.

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