Beginning in fall 2018, the International Crane Foundation will embark on a $10 million expansion and renovation. As a result, our headquarters will be closed for the 2019 visitor season. We plan on reopening the site in 2020. Click here to learn more about the renovation and how you can still stay involved next year!
Group tours target all ages, from mixed youth and adult family groups to seniors. Our education department, staff, and volunteers would be delighted to share the story of the International Crane Foundation and the world’s 15 crane species with you and your group. Adult groups are usually associated with colleges/universities, private organizations, motor coaches, family reunions, civic clubs, regional organizations, etc.
Our education department, staff and volunteers have extensive experience leading group tours and want to provide you with a tour that is both educational and enjoyable. Standard tours include an introductory video and a guided tour of our live crane exhibits. During your tour, your group will have an opportunity to:
- Observe the world’s 15 crane species
- Learn about crane biology
- Investigate the current threats to crane survival
- Discover methods used to conserve endangered species
- Learn about our international work and initiatives.
We would be glad to modify the tour to enhance your group’s experience. Please let our staff know of your specific needs and interests when you request a reservation. If you would like other activities, additional fees may apply. Examples of other activities that may include an additional charge include extended interpretive tours, guided hikes, seed collecting opportunities, radio telemetry demonstrations, discussions with crane care specialists or crane biologists, and presentations.
Tour reservations are required and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to schedule your tour with us at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability for your group. Tours are approximately 1.5 hours – 2 hours in length and will occur rain or shine. Everyone should be prepared to spend the entire tour outdoors. Please encourage group members to dress appropriately for the weather (i.e. comfortable, closed-toed shoes; raincoats; jackets; hats and gloves). If you need to cancel your reservation please provide us with as much advance notice as possible.
Adults (18 years and older) are admitted at a discounted rate of $7.00 per individual. Youth are admitted at a discounted rate of $2.00 per individual. There is a minimum charge of $45.00. The group tour leaders and bus drivers receive free admission. Payments can be made upon arrival using credit card (American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover), cash, or check. Checks can be made out to “International Crane Foundation.”