Yellowstone National Park operates visitor facilities in each of the areas listed below. Exhibits cover a wide range of natural and cultural history subjects. Visitor centers and information stations are open daily during their seasons.
Ranger-led programs begin Memorial Day weekend. Select a link below to find out about facilities associated with that park area and their functions.
Albright Visitor Center (at Mammoth Hot Springs)
Open daily, year-round.
Through 5/24: 9 am-5 pm
5/25-9/30: 8 am-7 pm
10/1 through winter: 9 am-5 pm
Located at Mammoth Hot Springs and open year round, the center offers information, a bookstore, exhibits on wildlife and history, and films on the national park idea, Yellowstone, and Thomas Moran. Call 307-344-2263.
Learn more online about the Mammoth area National Park Service visitor facilities.
Canyon Visitor Education Center
Open daily starting 5/25
5/25-9/2 8 am-8 pm
9/3-9/30 8 am-6 pm
10/1-10/14 9 am-5 pm
Explore Yellowstone's supervolcano and other aspects of its geology through interactive exhibits, including a Kugel globe and relief map of Yellowstone.
Learn more online about the Canyon area National Park Service visitor facilities.
Fishing Bridge Visitor Center
Open daily starting 5/25-9/30: 8 am-7 pm
Information, bookstore, and exhibits on birds, wildlife, and Yellowstone Lake's geology, including a relief map of its bottom.
Learn more online about the Lake, Bridge Bay & Fishing Bridge area National Park Service visitor facilities.
Grant Visitor Center
Open open daily starting 5/25-9/30: 8 am-7 pm
Learn more online about the Grant Village and West Thumb area National Park Service visitor facilities.
Junior Ranger Station (at the Madison Information Station)
Open daily starting 5/25-9/30: 9 am-6 pm
Learn more about the Junior Ranger program.
Madison Information Station
Learn more online about the Madison area National Park Service visitor facilities.
Museum of the National Park Ranger
Open daily starting 5/25 through 9/22: 9 am-5 pm
Located one one mile north of Norris, the museum presents the history of the park ranger profession through exhibits and videos, and through the stories of the volunteer retired rangers who staff the center. Call 307-344-7353.
Learn more online about the Norris area National Park Service visitor facilities.
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center
Open daily starting 4-26
No visitor center or contact stations available at Tower but learn more online about what NPS services are available at Tower-Roosevelt.
West Thumb Information Center
Open daily starting 5/25-9/30: 9 am-5 pm
Offers information about the adjacent geyser basin on the shore of Yellowstone Lake. Call 307-344-2650.
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center
Open daily 4/26-11/3
4/26-5/23: 8 am-4 pm
5/24-9/3: 8 am-8 pm
Information and publications. Call 307-344-2876
West Yellowstone VIC Chamber of Commerce
Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.