Hours, Admission & Directions

Hours and Parking

Our site is open daily from May 1 to October 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public guided tours are at 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. on weekends only in May, September and October and daily in June, July and August. The tours are up to one hour and are a themed topic. Example topics include Cranes and Culture, Crane Behavior 101 and Spirit of Africa.

If you are exploring our site on your own, our new self-guided tour app is downloadable from the Apple App Store for iPhone and the Google Play Store for Android. Search for International Crane Foundation to download.

Parking is free for all of our guests. Handicap parking is available, along with three electric vehicle charging stations.

Admission Fees

Members and guestsFree
Adults (ages 18+)$12.50
Seniors (ages 65+)$10.00
Youth (ages 6-17)$6.00
Children (ages 5 and under)Free
School field trips$2.00/Youth (ages 6-17)
Adult group tours$10.00/Adult (ages 18+)


We are proud to participate in AAA’s exclusive member discount program. Please present your AAA membership card to receive a 20 percent discount on your adult admission fee.

Members of the International Crane Foundation enjoy free or discounted admissions at participating zoos and aquariums throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. View the current list of participating institutions in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program.


Our headquarters is located between Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells just off U.S. Hwy 12 at E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI, 53913.

Map showing directions to the International Crane Foundation

Click on the above image to download and print a map to the International Crane Foundation’s headquarters.

Directions via U.S. Hwy. BD

To reach us from the U.S. Hwy. 12 bypass connecting Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells use the following directions:

Westbound on U.S. Hwy. 12 –
Take exit 214 (North Reedsburg Rd.) and turn right (east) towards Cty. Hwy. BD and the Ho-Chunk Casino. At the intersection with Cty. Hwy. BD turn left (west) until you reach Shady Lane Rd.

Eastbound on U.S. Hwy. 12 –
Take exit 212 (Cty. Hwy. BD and Fern Dell Rd.) and travel south (west) towards the Ho-Chunk Casino until you reach Shady Lane Rd.