An AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility


Next to the West entrance of Yellowstone National Park





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See LIVE Bears and Wolves!

We offer visitors to the Yellowstone area an opportunity to observe, understand and ultimately appreciate grizzly bears and gray wolves. All the animals at the Center are unable to survive in the wild and serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts.

Viewing both INSIDE and OUTSIDE!

Visit the animals year round. GWDC bears do NOT hibernate.

Open EVERY DAY 9am – 4:00pm



Take the gorgeous drive to West Yellowstone and turn your day into a wild adventure!

View the animals either OUTSIDE or INSIDE and come experience the majesty of grizzly bears, gray wolves, river otters and more.


We continue to take enhanced health and safety measures. Follow all posted instructions while visiting the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Currently, masks are not required but we ask that you practice social distancing, do not enter if you feel sick and regularly wash your hands.

Please understand that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.



The GWDC  is a Tripadvisor 2022 Travelers' Choice  Winner once AGAIN

Reviews from millions of Tripadvisor travelers have placed the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in the top 10% of attractions worldwide!



OTTER ADDITION -  Moe, a year-and-a-half old male North American river otter, arrived at the Center from the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA. He is the latest to be introduced to the group of otters that live at Center. As part of normal procedure, Moe spent some time "quarantined" from the other otters to insure his health and theirs. He continued to receive enrichment throughout that time, and after he was deemed healthy by our veterinarian, Moe was able to shift into the den spaces near the other otters. He can be seen foraging for food regularly and exploring the habitat.

Come visit and check out this busy otter!




Recently, Coram, Grant and Bo have been introduced and things have been going well ever since. The trio seems to be enjoying their time together. The pool has been a big hit for daily splash meetings and friendly back and forths. In addition to being able to interact with each other, their outdoor habitat is constantly resupplied with a variety of enrichments - giving them the opportunity to be both challenged and social.

A little background on Coram, Grant and Bo…

Coram came to the Center in 2011 as a three-year-old after he became habituated to human foods and garbage. He would boldly walk through town searching out non-natural foods going onto porches and getting into dog food. After being trapped in town for the third time, wildlife managers made the difficult decision to remove him from the wild.

Grant along with his brother Roosevelt, arrived in September 2011 as 7-month-old cubs, after both were removed from Yellowstone National Park by Park bear managers. Tragically, their mother was euthanized after Park biologists confirmed that she was connected to two fatalities. Sadly, Roosevelt passed away from an aggressive form of cancer in 2019.

Bo gained access to unsecured attractants at a nearby campground and made repeated visits. The young four-year-old male grizzly got into a cooler, food from the back of a pickup truck and toppled an unoccupied tent. After frequent unsuccessful attempts to haze him away from the area, Bo was relocated to the Center in 2020 as an alternative to a lethal removal.

Check the daily schedule for times to see this dynamic trio!



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Use your cell phone for a DIRECT CONNECTION TO THE ANIMALS!

Our OnCell app will help guide you through both the grounds and the stories of the animals that live at the GWDC.

Easy to use: enter the GWDC, dail-up, follow the signs and start learning!


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