Thing to Do

Visit the Furnace Creek Visitor Center

a one story block building and flag pole
Take a picture next to the famous thermometer, see exhibits and park film, shop, or talk to rangers!

NPS / E. Hoerner

Stop by the visitor center to:

  • Speak with park rangers
  • Pay park fees and purchase national park passes
  • View the exhibits
  • Watch the park film (20 minutes in length)
  • Shop at the bookstore - light snacks/sandwiches/water are available for purchase
  • Become a Junior Ranger! Complete the activities in the booklet and earn a badge.
Ask a few quick questions, shop in the bookstore, watch the 20 minute park film, or spend time doing an in-depth read and exploration of the exhibit hall.
Explore exhibits, watch the park film, participate in the Junior Ranger program, and meet with rangers regarding trip plans and your questions.
Pets are not allowed within buildings. You may walk your pet around the parking area; pets must be restrained on a maximum 6 foot leash. Pets may not be left unattended in vehicles.
Entry included with park entry free or accepted pass. Please display passes in your vehicle's windshield.
Open daily; hours may vary. 
Accessibility Information
ADA- assisted listening and audio description devices are available for the park film and visitor center exhibits.

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