Ranger Programs

Amphitheater Program at Night
Summer evening programs at Great Sand Dunes' open-air amphitheater include images and videos on the large screen.

NPS/Graham Oden

Free Ranger Programs

Your visit can be more enjoyable when you better understand the environment around you. Ranger programs are offered from late May through October as staffing permits, and occasionally during other times of the year. Schedules are generally posted each Friday for the following week's programs. You may request a special program for a larger group by calling the Visitor Center at 719-378-6395, or send an email.

Refresh or reload this page for the current list of upcoming programs. Please call 719-378-6395 with any questions about the program schedule.

Sunday, October 14

11:00 pm Porch Talk – Dunes Formation Story
Learn current theories about the formation of Great Sand Dunes. Visitor Center, 15 minutes.


3:00 - 4:00 pm - Solar Telescope Viewing
Stop by the visitor center back porch to safely view sunspots and solar flares!



Monday, October 15

11:00 am Porch Talk – Dunes Formation Story
Learn current theories about the formation of Great Sand Dunes. Visitor Center, 15 minutes.


Thursday, October 18

3:30 pm Afternoon Program – “Qs and As with Ranger Amy”
Join Ranger Amy for an informal half hour to learn more about Great Sand Dunes and its human history.

Friday, October 19

3:30 pm Afternoon Program - “Secrets in the Sand”
Come discover some of the secrets of the sand dunes! Learn about rare animals-- both ancient and present-day-- that lived here, and mysterious legends. Touch real spear points, prehistoric camel teeth, and a Columbian mammoth tooth. Visitor Center Back Porch, 30 minutes.


Saturday, October 20

11:00 am Porch Talk – Dunes Formation Story
Learn current theories about the formation of Great Sand Dunes. Visitor Center, 15 minutes.


3:30 pm Afternoon Program - “Secrets in the Sand”
Come discover some of the secrets of the sand dunes! Learn about rare animals-- both ancient and present-day-- that lived here, and mysterious legends. Touch real spear points, prehistoric camel teeth, and a Columbian mammoth tooth. Visitor Center Back Porch, 30 minutes.


Sunday, October 21

11:00 pm Porch Talk – Dunes Formation Story
Learn current theories about the formation of Great Sand Dunes. Visitor Center, 15 minutes.


3:00 - 4:00 pm - Solar Telescope Viewing
Stop by the visitor center back porch to safely view sunspots and solar flares!


Monday, October 22

11:00 am Porch Talk – Dunes Formation Story
Learn current theories about the formation of Great Sand Dunes. Visitor Center, 15 minutes.


Thursday, October 25

3:30 pm Afternoon Program - “Secrets in the Sand”
Come discover some of the secrets of the sand dunes! Learn about rare animals-- both ancient and present-day-- that lived here, and mysterious legends. Touch real spear points, prehistoric camel teeth, and a Columbian mammoth tooth. Visitor Center Back Porch, 30 minutes.


Friday, October 26

3:30 pm Afternoon Program - “Secrets in the Sand”
Come discover some of the secrets of the sand dunes! Learn about rare animals-- both ancient and present-day-- that lived here, and mysterious legends. Touch real spear points, prehistoric camel teeth, and a Columbian mammoth tooth. Visitor Center Back Porch, 30 minutes.


Saturday, October 27

11:00 am Porch Talk – Dunes Formation Story
Learn current theories about the formation of Great Sand Dunes. Visitor Center, 15 minutes.


3:30 pm Afternoon Program - “Secrets in the Sand”
Come discover some of the secrets of the sand dunes! Learn about rare animals-- both ancient and present-day-- that lived here, and mysterious legends. Touch real spear points, prehistoric camel teeth, and a Columbian mammoth tooth. Visitor Center Back Porch, 30 minutes.

 
Ranger with Students by Medano Creek
Ranger with Students Beside Medano Creek

NPS/Patrick Myers

Programs for Schools

Free educational programs at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve provide hands-on field experiences that can support and enhance your learning objectives. Visit our Education Page to learn more and request a program!

Last updated: October 13, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Visitor Center
11999 State Highway 150

Mosca, CO 81146

Phone:

(719) 378-6395

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