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


Next to the West entrance of Yellowstone National Park





Click to See the Animals in Action








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 – 7:00pm



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!



The Center has been ACCREDITED by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums FOR OUR 21st YEAR!

In order to be reaccredited, the GWDC underwent a thorough review by an AZA inspection team that analyzed all aspects of the facility’s operation, including animal welfare and wellbeing; veterinary care; keeper training; safety for visitors, staff, and animals; educational programs; conservation efforts; financial stability; risk management; governance; and guest services. It confirms that we are current on the best zoo practices - meeting and exceeding the same standards as the most prestigious zoos in the world.

Reaccreditation can assure you that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.

See what AZA Accreditation is all about 



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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, dial-up, follow the signs and start learning!


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