Free admission for military members, veterans

The Endangered Wolf Center would like to say “Thank You” to the brave members of the U.S. Armed Services who preserve and protect our country’s freedom daily. We’d like to welcome you, your family and friends to our Center. As a way of honoring your service to our country, we are proud to offer any current or past military member free admission to our PredaTours and evening Wolf Howls.

The Endangered Wolf Center’s mission is to preserve and protect Mexican wolves, red wolves and other wild canid species, with purpose and passion, through carefully managed breeding, reintroduction and inspiring education programs. The Center is located in Eureka, Mo., on the north side of Interstate 44 just west of St. Louis.

On a PredaTour, visitors have the opportunity to see all five species of endangered canids that live at the Center: Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves, African painted dogs and swift foxes. PredaTours are offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Campfire Wolf Howls are held on many Fridays and Saturdays in the fall and winter. They offer an entirely different but equally rewarding experience for the whole family. Guests hear wolf-related stories around a roaring campfire and learn about the non-profit Center’s important mission and animals. After a half-mile stroll, guests have the opportunity to hear real wolves howl. Then visitors are offered a chance to show off their own howling skills. After that, they return to the classroom and gift shop for hot chocolate and cookies.

If you like to accept our invitation for a free visit, please call 636-938-5900 for a reservation and remember to bring evidence of your current or past service in the military, such as a DD-2 Military ID card. For veterans, please provide DD Form 214 with a current photo ID, or proof of membership in a veterans organization.

The charge for PredaTours for spouses, children or other family members and friends is just $14 per adult and $12 per child (ages 4 to 14.) The charge for Campfire Wolf Howls for spouses, children and other family members and friends is $15 per adult and $12 per child (ages 5 to 14.)

Again, please know that we very much appreciate all that our current and past military members do for our country and its citizens.