Group Tours

Group tours offered from May to October target all ages, from mixed youth and adult family groups to seniors. Our education department, staff and volunteers would be delighted to share the International Crane Foundation’s story and the world’s 15 crane species with you and your group.

Adult groups are usually associated with colleges/universities, private organizations, motor coaches, family reunions, civic clubs, regional organizations, etc.

Tour Details

Our education department, staff and volunteers have extensive experience leading group tours and want to provide you with an educational and enjoyable tour. During your tour, your group will have an opportunity to:

  • Observe the world’s 15 crane species.
  • Learn about crane biology.
  • Investigate the current threats to crane survival.
  • Discover methods used to conserve endangered species.
  • Learn about our international work and initiatives.

We would be glad to modify the tour to enhance your group’s experience. Please let our staff know of your specific needs and interests when you request a reservation. If you would like other activities, additional fees may apply. Examples of other activities that may include an additional charge include extended interpretive tours, guided hikes, seed collecting opportunities, radio telemetry demonstrations, discussions with crane care specialists or crane biologists and presentations.

Have questions about visiting our site? View our Guest Services and Frequently Asked Questions.

Tour Reservations

Tour reservations are required and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to schedule your tour with us at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability for your group. Tours are approximately 1.5 to 2 hours in length and will occur rain or shine. Everyone should be prepared to spend the entire tour outdoors. Please encourage group members to dress appropriately for the weather (i.e., comfortable, closed-toed shoes, raincoats, jackets, hats and gloves). If you need to cancel your reservation, please provide us with as much advance notice as possible.

If you need additional assistance, contact the Conservation Education Department at 608-356-9462 ext. 108.

Whooping Crane adult and nest at the International Crane Foundation.
Whooping Crane adult and nest at the International Crane Foundation. Photo by Ted Thousand.


Adults (ages 18+) are admitted at a discounted rate of $10.00 per individual. Youth are admitted at a discounted rate of $2.00 per individual. The group tour leaders and bus drivers receive free admission. Please note: reserved group tours are a $100 minimum fee.

Payments may be made upon arrival using a credit card (American Express, Mastercard, Visa or Discover), cash or check. Checks may be made out to the “International Crane Foundation.”