Check out our unique, once-in-a-lifetime educational offerings! Learn about wolves, dogs, animal behavior, training and learning in a fun and casual environment.
Seminars guided by Wolf Park staff:
- An Ethological Day with Wolves and Foxes (September 30, 2016)
Three-Day Seminar (formerly known as Wolf Intensive)
- Preparing Ambassadors: Backstage at Wolf Park (June 10-12, 2016)
- The Canid Quartet: Behavior of Wolves, Foxes, Coyotes and Dogs (October 21-23, 2016)
More details coming soon!
Seminars guided by special guest speakers:
- Suzanne Clothier
- Beth Duman
- Ken McCort
- Ken McCort Advanced Seminar – special permissions required (NEW)
- Nicole Wilde – 3-day seminar includes wolf and fox time! (NEW)
- Click here for one-day and two-day seminar options – does not include animal time (NEW)
(Past guest speakers include Ray Coppinger, Roger Abrantes, and Jan Martin McGuire.)
Please check out our calendar of events for other opportunities.
- Driving directions to Wolf Park
- Places to stay in Lafayette/West Lafayette (about 20 min from Wolf Park)
- Lafayette/West Lafayette visitor information
- Information about the Indianapolis airport (about 1 1/2 hours from Wolf Park)
- Information about Chicago O’Hare airport (about 2 1/2 hours from Wolf Park)
The Wolf Park gates generally open at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the seminar, and programming usually begins at 9:00 a.m. All times are Eastern Standard Time. You will be able to drive through the main gates and up to the Visitor’s Center, and park in the large parking lot. The Wright Center, where the seminar will be held, will be to your right as you enter the Park through the Visitor’s Center. Usually on the first day, there will be a mandatory safety orientation. If you miss this portion of the seminar, you will not be allowed to enter the animal enclosures (but you will be able to attend the remainder of the seminar).
Lunch is provided for three-day seminars only. (One-day seminars are bring your own, or there is fast food available close by.) Please inform the staff of any dietary restrictions you have prior to your arrival. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day. You are welcome to bring your own snacks or lunch as well. Eating is only allowed indoors. The Wright Center has restrooms and all buildings are heated/air conditioned.
Seminar programming generally ends around 5 pm. There is time for a quick dinner between the end of seminar events and the Howl Night programs which take place at 7:30 pm on Saturday nights (and Friday nights as well, May-Nov). Seminar participants are invited to return at no charge for Howl Night, which is also open to the general public.
Seminars take place both indoors and out, and weather can be unpredictable. Rain is likely. Packing a variety of layered clothing is a good idea. If it is raining, the wolves might tear at rubber or plastic rain-gear, but waterproofed cloth clothing is usually okay. It can get rather muddy, so bringing proper shoes is also important. Please don’t bring outerwear that is made of wool or leather (shoes excluded), as it can invite wolf chewing. Fleece jackets can sometimes do the same. We are extremely casual in dress here, and you might get muddied by an excited wolf, so please do not bring clothes you like a lot! Even in hot weather, long pants and closed-toes shoes are required when entering the enclosures.
Seminar fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend for any reason and provide us with at least 24 hours’ notice, the funds can be applied to another seminar within one calendar year; otherwise your fee will be considered a tax-deductible donation. You can send another person in your place with no penalty. Only if your session is canceled by Wolf Park will the fee be refunded. We very rarely cancel a program.
Please understand that participation in a seminar does not imbue anyone with authority to speak on behalf of Wolf Park.