Hours, Admission & Directions | International Crane Foundation

International Crane Foundation


Hours, Admission & Directions

Headquarters' Grand Opening Saturday, June 27, 2020

We will share information about our grand opening plans as they become available. Until then, please mark your 2020 calendar with this important date.

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In 2020, we will be open to the public every day between June 27 and October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

From June 27 through Labor Day guided public tours are offered daily at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and on weekends ONLY after Labor Day through October. Public tours are free with general admission, and there is no need to pre-register. You may also explore the site on your own. We suggest visitors plan to stay at least two hours.

We also offer school field trips and group tours tailored to each group’s needs and interests. Pre-registration is required for these tours.

Admission Fees

Members and guests Free
Adults (ages 18+) $12.50
Seniors (ages 65+) $10.00
Youth (ages 6-17) $6.00
Children (ages 5 and under) Free
School field trips – advanced registration required $2.00/Youth (ages 6-17)
Adult group tours – advanced registration required $10.00/Adult (ages 18+)


We are proud to participate in AAA’s exclusive member discount program. Please present your AAA membership card to receive a 20% discount on your adult admission fee.

Members of the International Crane Foundation enjoy free or discounted admissions at participating zoos and aquariums throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. View the current list of participating institutions in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program.


Our headquarters is located between Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells just off U.S. Hwy 12 at E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI, 53913.

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Directions via U.S. Hwy. 12

The former U.S. Hwy. 12 is now Cty. Hwy. BD between Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells. To reach us from the new U.S. Hwy. 12 bypass connecting Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells use the following directions:

Westbound on U.S. Hwy. 12 –
Take exit 214 (North Reedsburg Rd.) and turn right (east) towards Cty. Hwy. BD and the Ho-Chunk Casino. At the intersection with Cty. Hwy. BD turn left (west) until you reach Shady Lane Rd.

Eastbound on U.S. Hwy. 12 –
Take exit 212 (Cty. Hwy. BD and Fern Dell Rd.) and travel south (west) towards the Ho-Chunk Casino until you reach Shady Lane Rd.