Hours of Operation

Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary Hours:

***Please note that these hours are for the actual sanctuary in which our platform is located for bear viewing.

Our address is:

12541 Nett Lake Rd.

Orr, MN 55771

The Sanctuary grounds are currently OPEN FOR THE SEASON

The FIRST DAY of operation is Saturday May 25th, 2019.

The LAST DAY of operation is Sunday September 1st, 2019. We will be CLOSED September 2nd (Labor Day) for the season.

The Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary is open Tuesday through Sunday 5pm – 8pm. We are closed every Monday.

Please note that because of our open viewing deck, we must close during adverse weather that includes lightning. Once we close for the evening we will not reopen the sanctuary.

Vince Shute Visitor Center Hours:

***Please note that our office/visitor center is NOT located on the sanctuary grounds. Our visitor center/office is open year-round, despite the fact that the bears are hibernating. We are located 1 mile south of the town of Orr on highway 53. Stop in to see our gift shop, talk to an ABA representative and find out about our upcoming programs. 

Our address is:

4303 Highway 53

Orr, MN 55771

Summer Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays from 11:00 to 7:00 PM

Winter Hours: Wednesday-Friday and the SECOND and FOURTH Saturdays of the month from 8:30AM-4:30PM

Admission Prices – Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

The admission prices for 2019 are as follows:

  • Adults 18-64: $10
  • Seniors 65+: $8
  • 6-17 year olds: $5
  • 5 and under: Free

Group discounts are also available for 20 or more people. You must call our office 21 days in advance to get a discount.