Park Fun

Ranger and kids at Beaver Lodge

Rangers are happy to answer your questions


Your Family's Visiting Glacier this Summer? Cool!
Check these out!

  • Go on a Ranger-led activity. Schedules are found in the Ranger-led Activity Schedule. There are snowshoe hikes in the winter. Summer programs begin in June and end Labor Day.
  • Visit the Discovery Cabin in Apgar (open the 3rd week in June until Labor Day)
  • Check out one of our "Family Packs" (available mid-June to mid-September, first come, first served).
  • Read "Things to Do with Children in Glacier" to find out about family friendly trails and to get more ideas about activities children might enjoy while in Glacier.
  • Print out our Tree Key and use it to identify 13 different conifers in Glacier. This great tool highlights the differences in the park's cone-bearing trees and can be carried anywhere, even the trail!
  • Visit the Glacier Institute website to find out about their summer family programs and summer camps for children.
  • Parents, here is a list of resources of websites, books, local organizations, and outdoor education organizations with information about getting children out in nature.

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Not Visiting? No Problem, imagine yourself on a Glacier Adventure by visiting from home!

  • Take a hike! Follow this link to take a virtual hike in the park.
  • Sing about Glacier - try out the Glacier lyrics written to these familiar songs.
  • Read a Glacier Adventure book or browse through many of the photo journals available from the Glacier Association bookstore. You can even order online!
  • Watch a live osprey nest throughout the summer on the St. Mary webcam.
  • Learn what many Citizen Scientists are doing to help monitor Glacier wildlife.
  • Coming Soon! Games and puzzles to view or print but in the meantime, check out these websites:
    • Disappearing Glaciers
    • Lions, Bighorns and Bears - Oh My! (You've got to watch these amazing videos of Glacier bears!).
    • Animal Poster Search
    • Color Me Wild - Print and color drawings of Glacier plants and animals, or read and color the "ABCs of Glacier!"


Doing a Report on Glacier?

Contact us and request a Glacier Student Guide CD or visit our student and teacher resource web page.

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Interested in bringing students to Glacier?

Education Programs for school groups and lessons/activities for teachers are available from the park and our education partner, the Glacier Institute, runs the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center on the park boundary. They also conduct programs from their Field Camp site in Apgar.

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