• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Special Programs

View our weekly special, children, and evening program listings for additional programs.

 
Parsons Lodge. Photo by Doug Harnsberger.

Parsons Memorial Lodge

Tuolumne Meadows

2014
Schedule [300 kb PDF]
Poetry festival [141 kb PDF]


 

Yosemite Forum

Yosemite Valley

An interactive lecture series designed to bring evolving knowledge of the Sierra Nevada to the public and the park. Sponsored by the Yosemite National Park Division of Resources Management and Science.


 
11th Annual Yosemite Facelift: September 2014


Volunteer to help clean up Yosemite! Join the National Park Service and the Yosemite Climbing Association for this official National Public Lands Day event, picking up litter and performing special projects to clean up Yosemite after a busy summer. All volunteers must register on site to participate (no advance registration), and should wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and be prepared for the weather. For more information contact 209/379-1850 or email us.


 
Volunteers working in a meadow
Join the Weekly Volunteer Drop-In Program!


Yosemite Valley

The drop-in volunteer program happens every Wednesday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Meet a ranger at 9 am in front of the Valley Visitor Center for a three-hour project. Whether it’s your first time to the park or you are a returning visitor, come create new memories and take an active role in protecting your national park.

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Stars Over Yosemite

Glacier Point

During summer, amateur astronomy clubs host star parties at Glacier Point Amphitheater in cooperation with the National Park Service.

2014
June 20-21: Sonoma County Astronomical Society (S.C.A.S.)
June 27-28: Tri-Valley Stargazers
July 18-19: Santa Cruz Astronomy Club (SCAC)
July 25-26: San Jose Astronomical Association
August 2-3: Peninsula Astronomical Society
August 29-30: Central Valley Astronomers
August 29-September 1: Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society (SVAS)



Did You Know?

Granite Peaks and Clear Lakes in Torres Del Paine NP

That Yosemite National Park has a sister park in Chile? Parque Nacional Torres del Paine is located among the breath taking scenery of Patagonian Chile. Both parks feature remarkable geology, hydrology, flora and fauna--together the staff of both parks work together to share best practices and care for these landscapes so generations of visitors can revel in their stunning beauty.