Grand Teton

Ranger Programs

Ranger in the forest with visitors

Ranger-guided programs are a great way to learn about what makes a park special, whether it's learning how people lived, discovering natural processes at work, or seeing things you wouldn't have found on your own.

Why attend a Ranger Program?

When you attend a ranger program, you can ask all the questions you have, and get answers to questions you didn't know to ask! Ranger programs are designed to bring out the relevance and meaning in the park. They can help you understand how different plants and animals interact in an ecosystem, how ancient people lived off the land, how geologic processes shape the landscape, historic events, and more. What's more, ranger programs can be a fun social outing as well. Grand Teton attracts visitors from across the country and around the globe – share in a memorable experience together.

Check at a visitor center to learn about special programs or check the website's event calendar.


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Drop in Programs

Drop in and stop by anytime during the listed hours to chat with a ranger at these informal meetups, who can share a bit of Grand Teton knowledge with you.

Experience the Preserve

Most Days • Check locally

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve

Drop in and visit with a ranger. Ask questions about your hike and learn about the legacy of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve.

Bear Necessities

Most Days • Check locally

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve

Drop in and learn everything you wanted to know about bears and being safe in bear country.

What's Poppin'

Most Days • Check locally

Jenny Lake Plaza

When visiting Jenny Lake, look for the green tent outside the visitor center. Rangers are frequently there with stories, art, activities, and more.

Gab n' Go

Ending Sept 24

Colter Bay Visitor Center Back Deck

Stop by and join a ranger for questions, trip planning, and good conversation. This is a great program for those working on the Jr. Ranger Program.


Partner Programs 2024

Teton Science Schools
Murie Ranch Programming

Murie Ranch, Moose, WY

The Murie Ranch is a National Historic Landmark district situated in Grand Teton National Park. The Murie Ranch is named for conservationists, ecologists, and married couples Margaret (Mardy) and Olaus Murie, and Adolph and Louise Murie. Surrounded by a meadow of sage and sticky geranium, the ranch is home to 17 rustic cabins including the Muries’ homestead, and its welcoming front porch. Today, the ranch hosts both day visitors and residential programming for all ages. We invite you to visit the Murie Ranch to learn more about this historical landmark and become part of its enduring legacy.

Docent Tours of Murie Ranch

Starting June 3 • Daily at 11 am and 3 pm • Murie Ranch
From June to September, visitors can join an interpretative walking tour that showcases the natural surroundings and historic buildings, while weaving in the vibrant legacy and enduring impact of the Muries. The campus also features winding trails around the cabins, to the river, and through the nearby woods. Self-guided tours are also available. Check with the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center for the most up to date tour information.

Front Porch Series: Music, Nature and Conservation

Dates below • 5:45pm to 7pm • Mardy’s Front Porch, Murie Ranch, Moose WY • Free

Olaus and Mardy Murie hosted some of the nation’s most influential conservationists on their front porch. TSS carries on the tradition by gathering on Mardy’s front porch during the summer season to encourage meaningful discussions, and to share with visitors the importance of caring for our natural environment.

Front Porch Talks and Performances:

June 25: Isaac Hayden, musician

July 1: Grand Teton Music Festival

July 9: Kati Standefer, author

July 16: Sara Flitner, communication expert

July 30: Kia and Jack, musicians

August 5: Grand Teton Music Festival

August 13: Walker Young, musician

August 20: Jamie Cornelius, integrative biology professor

August 27: Evan Griffith, children's book author

University of Wyoming—National Park Service
Research Station at the AMK Ranch

The University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Station is a cooperative effort between the University of Wyoming and the National Park Service to promote research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The UW-NPS Research Station is one of only eight field stations in US National Parks and is the oldest such partnership.

Harlow Seminar Series

BBQ dinner ($5-$10 donation) starts at 5:30 pm with a talk at 6:30 pm in the Berol Lodge at the AMK Ranch near Leeks Marina. Open to the public – reservations not required. For details and updates:

June 20
Big Fish Eat Little Fish: Influence of Predator-Prey Interactions on Wyoming Fisheries, William Fetzer, University of Wyoming

June 27
Rooted in Restoration: Collaborative Sagebrush Management Practices and Strategies, Laura Jones, National Park Service, Anne Beeman, University
of Wyoming

July 11
The Wyoming Festival: New Music in the Mountains, Anne Guzzo, composer and organizer

July 18
Compliments of Hamilton and Sargent, or What Really Happened at the Historic AMK Ranch, Maura Farrelly, Brandeis University

July 25
When the Cameras Came: Photography and the American West
Rachel Sailor, University of Wyoming

August 1
Effects of changing snow conditions on an iconic raptor of the GYE: the Great Gray Owl, Katherine Gura, Colorado State University and Teton Raptor Center

August 8
The first 10 years of the Teton Alpine Stream Research project: What we've learned and where we're going, Lusha Tronstad, University of Wyoming Scott Hotaling, Utah State University

Last updated: June 4, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012


Talk to a Ranger? To speak to a Grand Teton National Park ranger call 307–739–3399 for visitor information Monday-Friday during business hours.

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