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Evening ranger programs are great way to learn more about the park and take place Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Ranger programs are a great way to learn more about the park and are scheduled Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

NPS / Neal Herbert


Important Note about 2021 Summer Ranger Programs

Due to modified park operations for the summer season, there will not be any scheduled ranger programs. When visiting the park, please check at the local visitor center or message boards to see what activities are being offered.

One of the best ways to experience a national park is participating in a ranger program. Yellowstone National Park offers a variety of ranger programs throughout the park, and throughout the year. Check the calendar for specific program details.

Male ranger sits on a sidewalk with animal pelts and talks with a large group of teenager, many of which are also seated on the ground.
A ranger delivers an interpretive program to a group of teenagers.

NPS/Jim Peaco


Sample Schedules

Yellowstone's in-park ranger programs vary each season.


The spring season is a transitional period for the park, so no ranger programs are scheduled during this time.


For the entire 2021 summer season, no scheduled ranger programs will be offered. When visiting the park this summer, please check locally at visitor center bulletin boards for any activities that might pop-up that day.

As an alternative, be sure to download one or both of two official free Yellowstone apps that can help plan and enrich your trip to Yellowstone–the NPS Yellowstone App and the National Park Service App (NPS App). Then, you will be able to use the app to learn more about the park's magnificent natural and cultural wonders, as well as virtually take a ranger with you by using the self-guided tours option.


For the entire 2021 fall season, no scheduled ranger programs will be offered.


For the 2021-2022 winter season, scheduled ranger programs are TBD.

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Visitor Centers

Step inside a visitor center and explore the exhibits and interpretive offerings, or talk to a ranger.

Last updated: May 11, 2021

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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