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 mid-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.

Due to current staffing levels in fall, programs are only available Friday-Sunday.

October 27 - November 9, 2019


Sunday, October 27th

11:00 am Ranger Program – “Home Is Where the Sand Is”
Learn about some of the amazing animals that call Great Sand Dunes home, and how they’ve adapted to survive this challenging environment. Visitor Center Patio, 20 minutes.

Friday, November 1st

11:00 am Ranger Program – “Home Is Where the Sand Is”
Learn about some of the amazing animals that call Great Sand Dunes home, and how they’ve adapted to survive this challenging environment. Visitor Center Patio, 20 minutes.

Saturday, November 2nd

11:00 am Ranger Program – “Home Is Where the Sand Is”
Learn about some of the amazing animals that call Great Sand Dunes home, and how they’ve adapted to survive this challenging environment. Visitor Center Patio, 20 minutes.

3:00 pm Ranger Program- “Buried Treasures”
Discover how the Great Sand Dunes formed over time, and what people in the past may have experienced here. Touch history through real artifacts and fossils! Visitor Center Patio, 15 minutes.

Sunday, November 3rd

11:00 am Ranger Program – “Home Is Where the Sand Is”
Learn about some of the amazing animals that call Great Sand Dunes home, and how they’ve adapted to survive this challenging environment. Visitor Center Patio, 20 minutes.

Friday, November 8th

11:00 am Ranger Program – “Home Is Where the Sand Is”
Learn about some of the amazing animals that call Great Sand Dunes home, and how they’ve adapted to survive this challenging environment. Visitor Center Patio, 20 minutes.

Saturday, November 9th

11:00 am Ranger Program – “Home Is Where the Sand Is”
Learn about some of the amazing animals that call Great Sand Dunes home, and how they’ve adapted to survive this challenging environment. Visitor Center Patio, 20 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 26, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Visitor Center
11999 State Highway 150

Mosca, CO 81146

Phone:

(719) 378-6395

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