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.
Printable and 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.
Programs are available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The 2019 program schedule gives an idea of the types of programs likely to be offered.
Programs are available Labor Day through the end of September.
Programs are available mid-December to early- to mid-March at Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, and West Yellowstone. Check the event calendar for 2019–2020 programs.
West Yellowstone Programs
Old Faithful Programs
Experience a National Park Service tradition and join a ranger for a presentation exploring one of the many fascinating stories of Yellowstone National Park. Examples of ranger presentations include:
Explore a bit of Yellowstone with a ranger via a hike, walk, boat cruise, or citizen science program and gain a greater appreciation for this amazing place. Examples of ranger tours include:
Junior Ranger Activities
These programs are designed for kids and are a great way to immerse yourself in Yellowstone's stories. Examples of these activities include:
Arts in the Park
The National Park Service and Yellowstone Forever offer a variety of art and photography activities. These hands-on programs are designed to inspire new and creative ways of enjoying the beauty and wonder of Yellowstone.
Last updated: January 10, 2020