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Public Tours of Our Conservation Center

In an effort to protect both our visitors and staff during the rapidly escalating coronavirus situation, both the California Wolf Center's conservation facility and downtown Julian nature store will be closed to the public until March 31. Thank you for your understanding.

Wolf Recovery Today Tour

D Stokes

Photo Credit: D Stokes

  • Available on most Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am and 2 pm
  • Program includes an educational presentation and guided observation of two packs of wolves
  • Tour size of approximately 45 guests
  • $20 per person
  • California Wolf Center members may attend this tour free of charge. (Membership must be purchased or renewed before the date of your tour to receive the discount.) Join Now! →

Wolf Pack Tour

  • Available on most Mondays at 10 am and Fridays at 2 pm
  • Program includes an educational presentation and guided observation of two packs of wolves
  • Small group tour limited to a maximum of 20 guests
  • $30 per person
  • California Wolf Center members receive a 50% discount for this tour. (Membership must be purchased or renewed before the date of your tour to receive the discount.) Join Now! →
Tony Norton

Photo Credit: Tony Norton

El Lobo Tour

  • Usually available on the second Friday of every month at 2 pm
  • Program includes an educational presentation focused on the recovery of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and guided observation of two packs of wolves
  • A paw cast of a wild Mexican gray wolf is included in the cost of admission
  • Small group tour limited to a maximum of 20 guests
  • $50 per person
  • California Wolf Center members receive a 50% discount for this tour. (Membership must be purchased or renewed before the date of your tour to receive the discount.) Join Now! →

Reserve Your Tour Today!

Located in the magnificent mountains of San Diego County. The California Wolf Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a truly unique education and conservation center focusing on the North American Gray Wolf. Please select the program(s) below you would like to attend.

Are you a California Wolf Center member? Please to get your member discount coupon code if you do not already have that! Seating is limited, so please double check to ensure that you have selected the correct number of guests for your reservation!

  • Reservations are required. Due to limited seating, you may not be admitted if you arrive without a reservation.
  • Pets are not allowed and may not be left in vehicles during your visit.
  • All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Check in time is half an hour before the scheduled start time. No early admittance prior to tour check in. As a courtesy to others, late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • All visitors need a vehicle to access our center, and we cannot accommodate drop offs.
  • Please wait for an escort when you reach the dirt road. For your safety and for the safety of the animals on exhibit, all tours are guided. You must remain with your escort and/or guide at all times.
  • The California Wolf Center maintains accessibility for all guests. Please notify our check-in team if you require ADA accessible parking. If you have any questions regarding access, please .
  • Cameras and binoculars are welcome. Photographs may be taken through the habitat fences.
  • We experience extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Wear comfortable closed-toed walking shoes and bring sun protection. Summer weather can be very hot and dry, and winter weather can be cold and wet. Please check weather and road conditions before your visit.
  • We sell bottled water, but we recommend bringing your own.
  • We are located down 3/4 of a mile of rugged dirt road. Please drive slowly on this road (10 miles per hour or less). Large vehicles (buses, RVs, etc) and motorcycles are not permitted on this road. In wet weather, the road to the Center may be difficult or impossible to navigate without 4-wheel drive.
  • It is sometimes necessary to cancel programs due to weather. Every effort will be made to contact you before the time of the program if this occurs.
  • Please note that the land surrounding the California Wolf Center is private property whose owners are not associated with the California Wolf Center. Please respect their property rights and refrain from entering their property. Trespassers may be prosecuted to the extent allowed by law.

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