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

10:30 am – 10:50 am 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.

Sunset light in Grand Canyon seen from Kolb Studio. Historic photo of the brothers is superimposed on the right.
Tour the 1904 home of Emery and Ellsworth Kolb.
1 pm – 2 pm Daily
(Kolb Studio)
Kolb Studio Tour
Step back in time and delve into the lives of the Kolb brothers as you tour their 1904 home and photography studio that descends five levels into the canyon. Limited to 15 participants. Same-day reservations can be made in person at Kolb Studio or by phone 928-638-2771.
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.


Learn More About Our Visitor Centers and Museums

Last updated: November 30, 2018

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