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Wolves in Washington State

Wolves, once hunted to near extinction, are making a comeback in Washington State.  Understanding how to coexist with wolves is crucial to their survival.  A complex story, Wolves in Washington State examines wolf ecology and management issues as well as highlights the critical role wolves play in promoting a healthy ecosystem.

Incorporating thought-provoking text, map, and wildlife photos onto free-standing banners, the exhibit presents visitors with a balanced approach to the story of wolves in Washington State.  The exhibit also illuminates the important cultural significance of the wolf in Pacific Northwest Native American culture.

The exhibit also includes a touchable wolf skull cast and comparative species tracks, a "frequently asked questions" brochure, and a magnetic "current events" message board with brochure box.  Host institutions may post latest news articles to the "current events" message board.

Wolves in Washington State was organized by the Burke Museum, University of Washington with help from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Itinerary and Availability Information

Exhibit Specifications:


4 free-standing, interpretive graphic banners
Exhibit title banner
4 scene-setting wolf portrait banners
Touchable wolf skull cast
Touchable comparative species tracks display
A magnetic "current events" message board with brochure box
250 "Frequently Asked Questions" brochures

Participation Fee

$550 for a 10-week booking

Supplemental Resources

Educational and programming resources

Public relations support including digital press releases, images, and logos; digital graphic templates of promotional materials; and advice on promoting the exhibit


Approx. 19 running feet (approx. 200 square feet); 8-foot ceiling clearance


4 crates est.


500 pounds, est.




Shipping and insurance is free for Washington State host institutions

Tour Begins

October 2011

An adult gray wolf in the Methow Valley
An adult gray wolf in the Methow Valley
Photo from Conservation Northwest
Exhibit Installation image courtesy of the Wenatchee Public Library
Exhibit Installation image courtesy of the Wenatchee Public Library

For more information, please contact:
Mark R. Hand
Traveling Exhibits Coordinator
Phone: 206-616-0268
E-mail: mrhand@u.washington.edu