Ranger-guided programs are a great way to learn about what makes a park special, whether it's learning how people lived, discovering natural processes at work, or seeing things you wouldn't have found on your own.
Why attend a Ranger Program?
When you attend a ranger program, you can ask all the questions you have, and get answers to questions you didn't know to ask! Ranger programs are designed to bring out the relevance and meaning in the park. They can help you understand how different plants and animals interact in an ecosystem, how ancient people lived off the land, how geologic processes shape the landscape, historic events, and more. What's more, ranger programs can be a fun social outing as well. Grand Teton attracts visitors from across the country and around the globe, and you can share in a memorable experience together.
Check at a visitor center to learn about special programs or check the website's event calendar.
2019 Summer Programs
A variety of ranger-led activities take place throughout the park during the summer season. Summer programs begin in early June and last through Labor Day weekend. Join a ranger for a scheduled program to learn about the wild communities, history and geology of the park. Special programs are also given throughout the summer, upcoming special programs information available at a visitor center.
Breaking Trails.......Women Inspiring Change
Nature in a Nutshell
Indian Arts and Culture
Murie Home Tour
Learn about the history of the ranch, the Muries’ life-long dedication to conservation work, current work at the Center, and more.
Taggart Lake Hike
Explore the Preserve Hike
Daily 9:30 am, June 5–Sept 2
Swan Lake Hike
Campfire and Evening Programs
Evening programs are a proud tradition in our National Parks dating back to the 1930s. Evening programs are a fun, relaxing way to end your day at Grand Teton National Park by enjoying a 45-60 minute program presented by a park ranger.
Colter Bay Early Evening Talk
Colter Bay Talk
Join us for a ranger program or video about astronomy. Followed by
Family Movie Night
Bear and Wildlife Safety
Have you been to bear country? A local looking for a refresher? Did you buy bear spray? Discover techniques that will help you stay safe while traveling and camping in bear country and the park. Includes instruction in the use of bear spray.
Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose
Colter Bay Visitor Center in Colter Bay Village
Jenny Lake Visitor Center & Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve
Ranger Pop-ups and Roving
When you're out and about in the park you might find a ranger along the trail, at a pull-out, or overlook with a story to share and an activity. These casual pop-up programs explore a little bite of Grand Teton.
Coffee with a Ranger
Join a ranger for questions, trip planning, and dialog over morning coffee. Limited coffee provided.
Fall ProgramsA variety of ranger-led activities take place throughout the park during the fall. Fall programs begin the day after Labor Day and last through mid-Octoboer. Join a ranger for a scheduled program to learn about the wild communities, history, and geology of the park. Special programs are also given throughout the fall, upcoming programs information is available at a visitor center.
Call the reservation line to find out the day and time of programs.
The ranger-led spring Grouse Strut program will be offered the last three weekends of April . Join us for an early morning excursion to watch these remarkable birds attract a mate. Reservations are required and ride-sharing is encouraged. Please call 307-739-3399 for more information and to make reservations. Participants will meet the ranger at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 5:30 am. Plan to be outside at least one hour, so dress warmly.
Junior Ranger Day
Come celebrate the National Park Service Centennial at our annual Junior Ranger Day! Families can meet a wildland firefighter, climb on the giant plow trucks, explore a bear biologist's tools, dress up in a Park Ranger uniform, and play fun games. This free event will take place inside and outside the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center. For more information, call 307-739-3399 or e-mail us.
International Migratory Bird Day
Join us on a bird-watching caravan to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). During this event, we will visit areas throughout Grand Teton that provide the best opportunities to locate, identify and record birds.Anyone interested in birds is welcome to participate. The activity is free and reservations are not required.
Ranger Programs Calendar
Last updated: October 21, 2019