Member Appreciation Day

Autumn colors frame the Wattled Crane exhibit at the International Crane Foundation.This year’s Member Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 8, 2016 will be our best ever as Co-founder Dr. George Archibald celebrates his 70th birthday with the heart and soul of the International Crane Foundation – YOU!

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Sign up in the morning for behind-the-scenes tours of Crane City, our main breeding facility, and our other crane care facilities, which are first-come, first-served the day of the event. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to see a “cranedominium” up close. Other special activities include “tent time” with George Archibald, a guided prairie walk on our restored prairie, radio-tracking demonstrations, and special talks by our expert staff. Keep an eye out for photo opportunities with Hope, our new Whooping Crane mascot created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Watch for her red head, white body and black wingtips as she gives away high fives and hugs around our site!

Don’t forget your membership card! Not a member? No problem. Click here to join our flock today, call 608-356-9462 ext. 103, or email our staff. Memberships may also be purchased or renewed at the Visitor Center the day of the event. Lunch will be available for purchase.