Cranes of the World Grand Opening Celebration - International Crane Foundation

International Crane Foundation


Cranes of the World Grand Opening Celebration

Saturday, Sept. 18 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo WI

We’re bursting at the seams with excitement for our Saturday, Sept. 18, Grand Opening Celebration of our $10 million renovated Cranes of the World experience. Join us for a day filled with crane activities and events from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy our new crane exhibits with water features, along with new murals and interpretive signage. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of our beautiful birding and hiking trails.

The celebration includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony, programmatic crane talks, prairie walks and activity bags for kids.

Check out our list of event talks and click here to view the full listing of the day’s activities.

Click on the above image to plan your day!

Click on the above image to view the event schedule and plan your day!

  • 9:30 a.m. | Cranes Inspire People Worldwide, Co-Founder George Archibald, Cranes and Culture Plaza
  • 10:30 a.m. | I Give a WHOOP! Creating Communities That Care About Whooping Cranes, Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator Lizzie Condon, Whooping Crane Exhibit
  • 1 p.m. | Cranes of North America, Senior Manager – North America Programs Anne Lacy, Whooping Crane Exhibit
  • 2 p.m. | Whooping Cranes in Winter, Leiden Conservation Whooping Crane Biologist Rari Marks, Whooping Crane Exhibit
  • 3 p.m. | Saving Cranes in East Asia, Vice President International – Asia Spike Millington, Cranes and Culture Plaza

Are you an International Crane Foundation member? Look for our VIP member line on Sept. 18 outside of the George Archibald Welcome Center so you can enter the new site quickly. And, help us grow our flock by bringing a friend who might be interested in becoming a member!

Support provided, in part, by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. In addition, special thanks to our Crane Saver sponsors Bob Dohmen, Tom and Kathy Leiden, and Patti Manigault.

Click here to view our complete listing of 2021 sponsors.

If you wish to become a 2021 sponsor or have questions, email or call 608-356-9462 ext. 807.