International Crane Foundation

Blue Crane exhibit at the International Crane Foundation

Exhibits & Tours

Guided Tours

Joining our popular Cranes of the World and Spirit of Africa tours, ICF’s education staff now offer special tours focusing on Flyways, Culture and Cranes, Whooping Cranes and Conservation Leadership. Reservations for our guided tours are not required, but please call ahead to confirm our weekly tour schedule at (608) 356-9462 ext. 127 or email ICF’s Conservation Education Department.

Flyways (30 min) Experience the journey. Discuss ICF’s efforts to ensure the integrity of important global crane flyways. Our guides will discuss ICF’s approach to international cooperation, watershed management, community development, flyway conservation and ecosystem restoration.

Culture and Cranes (30 min) Be inspired. ICF draws on the strong cultural connections we share with cranes to bring together people of diverse backgrounds for conservation action. Our interpreters will share stories, songs, artwork and poetry focusing on cranes.

Whooping Cranes (60 min) Practice conservation. Realize the significance of ICF’s commitment to save the Whooping Crane from extinction and learn about the innovative techniques used to safeguard their future. Our staff will explain the natural history and ecology of Whooping Cranes, captive breeding and reintroduction efforts, watershed conservation, and monitoring and research methods.

Conservation Leadership (90 min) Engage your community. Develop an understanding of ICF’s ability to empower the next generation of conservation leaders. Our docents will highlight crane researchers whose inspiring work helps save Grey Crowned Cranes in Africa, Sarus and Red-crowned Cranes in Asia, and Whooping Cranes in North America.

Poetry in the Prairie

Thanks to everyone who participated in our spring 2017 Poetry in the Prairie competition, celebrating cranes and the places they call home. We received more than 140 entries from around the world and the competition was stiff!

Poetry in the Prairie

We invite you to visit the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin this season to enjoy Poetry in the Prairie for yourself! As you stroll through our site, stop to read select poems from the competition. Can’t make it to our headquarters? Click here to read the entries, including the winning poems from the People’s Choice and Poet’s Choice votes.

This project is funded in part, by a grant from Sauk County UW-Extension, Arts & Culture Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.