Kids 5 and older can become Young Scientists when visiting Yellowstone National Park. Start by purchasing a self-guiding booklet at the Canyon Visitor Education Center or Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.
Designed to serve three different age groups, the program coaches the young (and young at heart) to solve science mysteries by combining investigation in both visitor center and field settings. The program for 5–9 year olds is offered only at the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.
Stop by the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center to check out a Young Scientist toolkit for use in the Upper Geyser Basin. Once your investigation is complete, you will be awarded an official Young Scientist patch (ages 5–13) or key chain (ages 14+).
Development of this program was funded by the National Science Foundation through a generous grant to Yellowstone Forever.
Sneak Peak: Available at Canyon
Sneak Peak: Available at Old Faithful
Last updated: August 27, 2019