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, the newspaper, or the NPS App for daily activities and at visitor centers for local announcements for special pop-up programs being offered in your area.
Yellowstone's in-park ranger programs vary each season.
Programs are available Memorial Day weekend through through September. Check the calendar for specific program details.
As an alternative, be sure to download the official free, official NPS app to help plan and enrich your trip to Yellowstone. 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 2023 fall season, please check locally.
For the 2023-2024 winter season, please check back.
The spring season is a transitional period for the park, so no ranger programs are scheduled during this time.
Become a Junior Ranger
Now available to download for completing at home, this is a great way to experience Yellowstone National Park for you and your family.
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Solve science mysteries by investigating the wonders of Yellowstone!
Step inside a visitor center and explore the exhibits and interpretive offerings, or talk to a ranger.
Last updated: January 24, 2024