South Rim Village - Ranger Programs

A crowd of people on Mather Point at sunset.
 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, public health measures are in place including capacity limits, temporary closures, and modified operations. View an updated list of what's open and the hours of operation >

To manage the continuing threat of COVID-19, the following safety precautions are in place.

  • If you are not yet fully vaccinated, wearing a mask is required at these ranger programs.
  • Social distancing is required between separate families/traveling groups.
  • If you are experiencing a dry cough, fever over 100.4º F or diffculty breathing, please do not attend ranger programs.

All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or when lightning danger is present. Thunderstorms frequently can occur through September with the potential for torrential rains, frequent lightning, and sudden flash floods.

Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs.

All programs are free of charge.

 
several layered cliffs of different textures and colors; yellow brown red and white. In the distance, a peak rises above the rest.

9 am - Geology Glimpse (free)

Meet at McKee Amphitheater
(Near Park Headquarters)

Gain a quick insight into Grand Canyon’s geology.
Why is it so deep, wide and grand? Why does it exist only here and nowhere else in the world? Perfect for Junior Rangers.

Presented daily 20 minutes duration.
Accessible.

 

7:00 pm — Evening Ranger Programs: September 18—September 25, 2021 (free)

Saturday, September 18
From the Canyon to the Moon
Learn why the Apollo astronauts came to the canyon for their training.
Meet at McKee Amphitheater
7:00 pm

Sunday, September 19
The Night Shift
Who comes out when the sun goes down? Discover some of Grand Canyon’s nocturnal animals and their nighttime world.
Meet at McKee Amphitheater
7:00 pm

Monday, September 20
Full Moon: Earth’s Night Light
Learn the folklore and facts about Earth’s only natural satellite. Bring a light for a walk to the rim after the program.
Meet at McKee Amphitheater
7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 21
A Walk through History
Explore how the people, Santa Fe Railroad, and competition transformed a part of the canyon rim into the Village we see today.
Meet at McKee Amphitheater
7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 22
Furry or Ferocious?
Discover the top 10 most potentially dangerous creatures of Grand Canyon.
Meet at McKee Amphitheater
7:00 pm

Thursday, September 23
Condor!
Are condors the comeback kid? Find out how they almost disappeared forever, and how they bounced back from the brink.
Meet at McKee Amphitheater
7:00 pm

Friday, September 24
Ghosts That We Knew
A mature discussion on organisms past and present. Which will we lose? What is worth saving? How far away are killer asteroids?
Meet at McKee Amphitheater
7:00 pm

Saturday, September 25
From the Canyon to the Moon
Learn why the Apollo astronauts came to the canyon for their training.
Meet at McKee Amphitheater
7:00 pm

 

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Ranger-led walking tour from Bright Angel Trailhead to Maricopa Point with Ranger Dave.

Last updated: September 18, 2021

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PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

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