South Rim Village - Ranger Programs

A crowd of people on Mather Point at sunset.
Winter Schedule - Park Ranger Programs: South Rim Village

All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or when lightning danger is present. Summer thunderstorms frequently can occur through early September with the potential for torrential rains, frequent lightning, and sudden flash floods.

Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult on all programs. All programs are free of charge.

Various rock strata as seen from the Abyss overlook
Rock strata as seen from the Abyss overlook

2 - 2:20 pm Daily
(Yavapai Geology Museum)
Geology Glimpse
Learn how Grand Canyon formed while exploring Yavapai Geology Museum during this short introductory talk. Perfect for Junior Rangers. Accessible. Consider walking the Trail of Time following the program.

Bighorn ewe sitting on a limestone ledge and looking at the camera. vertical cliff in the background
A bighorn ewe
4 pm – 4:20 pm Daily
Critter Chat
(Meet at Grand Canyon Visitor Center)

Learn about some of Grand Canyon's diverse wild inhabitants who survive here in this place of extreme changes in elevation, exposure, and climate. Family-friendly program. Accessible. Family friendly.

The Milky Way seen in the sky above Grand Canyon. Silhouettes of trees below
Grand Canyon's night sky

Special Events and Evening Programs

During the winter, evening programs are offered periodically.
Programs may include presentations in a beautiful auditorium, star walks, night hikes, cemetery tours, and more.

Upon arrival in the park, check visitor centers for more information.

In addition: view our schedule of special events and exhibits.


Grand Canyon National Park Centennial Week Evening Programs

All programs begin at 7 pm, at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center (South Rim)
  • Saturday February 23, 2019
    The Man in the Arena, Teddy Roosevelt Program

    GCVC Theater | 7 PM
    Award-winning actor, Derek Evans, brings to life the 26th President of the United States, one of the most exciting and charismatic personalities in all of history. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Sunday 2/24
    Then, Now, and Forever: The Zuni People in Grand Canyon
    Octavius Seowtewa
    7 PM | GCVC Theater
  • Monday 2/25
    Coyote Stories
    Sunny Dooley

    7 PM | GCVC Theater
  • Tuesday 2/26
    Coyote Stories
    Sunny Dooley

    7 PM | GCVC Theater
  • Wednesday 2/27
    Colorado River Documentary
    AZ Republic & NPS Staff Speaker Panel
    5:30-7:30 PM | GCVC Theater
  • Thursday 2/28
    A Native History of the Grand Canyon
    Ed Kabotie

    7 PM | GCVC Theater
  • Friday 3/1
    A Native History of the Grand Canyon
    Ed Kabotie

    7 PM | GCVC Theater

Learn More About Our Visitor Centers and Museums

Last updated: February 13, 2019

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023


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