Meet the Bears


It’s time to grin and bear it! In our Meet-the-Bears tour, guests will go behind the scenes to meet some of Grandfather Mountain’s resident black bears and learn all about them, including their names, daily routines, care, histories and more.

Tour times are 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. This particular tour is only offered from April 1 through Oct. 31. The tour takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

Cost is $10 per person, including children, ($5 for Bridge Club members), and no more than 15 participants are admitted per tour. Small children must be carried, however, as strollers are not allowed on the tour.

As with our environmental wildlife habitats area, pets are not allowed.

Tours will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

Interested parties may make reservations by calling the Grandfather Mountain Habitats Office at (828) 733-8715 or signing up in person the day of (if space is available) at the Nature Museum Gift Shop.