Old Faithful Visitor Education Center
The Old Faithful Visitor Education Center opened in 2010 and features exhibits on Yellowstone’s hydrothermal features (geysers, hot springs, mudpots, and steam vents or fumaroles), life in these extreme environments, the volcano beneath Yellowstone, and ongoing scientific research in one of the greatest living laboratories on Earth.
Children of all ages will enjoy the Young Scientist exhibit room, which includes a full-size geyser model, hands-on exhibits, and a gathering space for classes and other organized groups. Evening ranger-led programs are presented during the summer and the winter seasons.
A combination ranger station, backcountry office, and clinic are located across the west parking lot from the visitor center. This facility also houses the office of the district naturalist and the district library.
At the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center:
The Visitor Education Center was built to minimize its impact on the natural surroundings and is a LEED certified building.
Start your Yellowstone exploration at home by visiting the Old Faithful Virtual Visitor Center or take a video tour of the center: