Second Annual Grizzly Get-Together


2nd Annual Grizzly Get-Together!


Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center 201 South Canyon Street West Yellowstone Montana

Date & Time

August 25th, 2024 4PM-7:30PM



Join us for a unique and unforgettable evening on August 25th, 2024, a fundraising event to support accomplishments of the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center! 

This evening event will be exclusively for ticket holders, and will have opportunities to tour the New Bear building, see the animals of the GWDC in a unique setting while enjoying drinks and hors d' oeuvres. All proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction items will support animal care and educational programs.

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center will close to the public at 2:00 PM. Doors open for the event at 4:00 PM, and the festivities will continue until 7:30 PM.

Adult tickets include: non-alcoholic and alcoholic (beer and wine) beverages, hors d'oeuvres, party gift, and unlimited entry to the GWDC from August 24th-August 26th. 

Members please check your email for Members-only rates. If you are planning to join us, a few hotels are offering discounted rates to our guests. Please contact Oly Watt at [email protected] for more information. 

Please bring your confirmation email with the QR code when you arrive to check-in for the event. You may also use the confirmation email as entry to the GWDC for a regular visit from August 24th-August 26th

* Event tickets are not tax-deductible and not refundable*


Event Itinerary

  • 4:00pm-5:20pm (80min)
    Arrival of the guests 
    Door closes at 5:20pm

    Please check-in at the Admission's desk and present your QR code

  • 4:45pm-5:45pm (60min)
    Mock campground set-up
    In the bear habitat
  • 5:15pm-5:30pm (15min)
    Remarks from Executive Director John Heine

    Location: In Front of the bear habitat

  • 5:30pm-6:45 (75min)
    Tours to the new building 
    Times to be determined 
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm (90min)
    Cooler demostration in the bear habitat

    Observe the bears in their habitat as they attempt to break into coolers, and learn about our bear-resistant testing process. 

  • 4:00pm-7:00pm (180min)
    Silent Auction

    Location: Museum

  • 7:30pm
    Closing - Thank you for coming!

Ongoing: Grizzly bears, wolves, birds of prey, North American river otters, native fish, reptiles and amphibians are available for viewing throughout the event. The Uinta ground squirrels, while still present, might not be viewable as it is the start of their hibernation.

 View the map of the event

Sponsorship Opportunities

As a 2024 Grizzly Get-Together sponsor, you are showing and aligning your support with our mission to provide locals and visitors alike a chance to observe, understand, and appreciate the animals of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem while increasing your organization’s visibility in our community and inspiring wildlife education for individuals and families.

Click on the button below and leave "Special Notes" at check-out - EVENT SPONSORSHIP

Purchase Sponsorship

As you enjoy lively atmosphere, don't miss the chance to bid on incredible treasures at our silent auction, offering unique items and experiences.

This year, it’s going to be more convenient than ever to participate in our silent auction! We will be moving to an online platform for bids - that way you can still enjoy all the festivities while keeping track of any item of interest. The silent auction items will still be set up in the museum, but bidding will be done online through Auctria - GGT Silent Auction.

Feel free to register before the event, but bidding will open at 9:00 AM on Sunday, August 25th. Items will continue to be added as they come in, leading up to the Grizzly Get-Together. To register, we just need your name, email, and phone number if you would like to be contacted that way about items won. No need for a credit card, we will process all payments on site.

Not attending in-person? You can still participate in the silent auction! When bidding ends at 7 PM, we will contact winners for payment and shipping charges if items are being shiped.

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An original oil painting of the grizzly bear Grant on birch panel.

Retail value $275.00 Size 12"x9"

Donated by Mary Arnold

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A photograph of the North American river otters on canvas.

Retail value $149.95

Size 20"x16"

Donated by Gretchen Heine

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A Behind the Scenes Tour Certificate.

Retail value $400.00

An in-depth and up-close look at some of the most fascinating animals: grizzly bears and river otters. This, approximately 1.5-hour walking tour explores the creation and remarkable growth of the GWDC. 

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Retail value $160.00

Keeps ice for more than 7 days; Roto-molded construction with UV-resistant exterior.

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Admission tickets to Museum of the Rockies, located in Bozeman Montana.

Retail value $80.00

4 (four) tickets to Museum of the Rockies can provide you an enriching and memorable experience.


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Full size electrified mat is 2'x4' and weighs approximately 25lbs. It comes with 6-foot-long wiring harness and a bearable strong fence energizer.

Retail value $549.99

Learn more about electric mats at Bearier solutions


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Yellowstone 2024 Pendleton Blanket

Retail value $350.00


Un-napped wool with felt binding.

Made in USA.

This limited-edition blanket features the grizzly bear.  

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Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Bruin Sponsors:         

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To see more of what's happening that weekend in West Yellowstone, visit Destination Yellowstone's calender of events.

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