Summer Ranger Programs

Due to COVID-19 protocols, there will be no Ranger Programs offered after children's performances for the 2021 summer season.

Below are a sampling of programs offered in previous summers:

  • Behind the Scenes: A Backstage Tour: Join Ranger Will as we wander into the woods to see and hear what goes into a Theatre-in-the-Woods performance!

  • Birds of Wolf Trap: Join Ranger Jonathan for a fun and interactive exploration of the birds that live in the woods of Wolf Trap!

  • How Does Your Garden Grow?: Join Ranger Jonathan on a visit to the gardens of Wolf Trap to learn about how a garden and plants grow;and how to begin one in your very own yard!

  • Invisible Animals of Wolf Trap: Join Ranger Bryan as we explore how animals stay hidden during the day and what they do after we all go home!

  • The History of Wolf Trap: Join Ranger Jonathan or Ranger Caleigh as we journey through time to learn the story of Wolf Trap and the National Park Service!
  • Out on a Limb - Trees of Wolf Trap: Join Ranger Will for a walk through the woods as we explore what kinds of trees grow in Wolf Trap and learn how to identify them in your own backyard!
On select Wednesdays:
  • Wolf Trap Woodland Garden: Join Master Gardeners for a fun and interactive tour of the Wolf Trap Woodland Garden. Native gardening in a natural setting will be explored. The wildlife living in the garden will be identified as the stream is crossed, trails are followed, and wetland is explored by stepping across log steps.

Two different Ranger Programs are offered at 11:45 am and 12:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday during our Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods season*. Programs meet at the kiosk in the meadow and are about 20 minutes in length. Find the schedule of Ranger Programs at the Footbridge or below. For future dates call (703) 255-1824 to find out which Ranger Programs will be available on the day of your visit. Programs are free and recommended for kids five and older.

*Ranger programs are canceled for rain or if the day has been determined to have "Code Red" Air Quality.

Last updated: May 10, 2021

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1551 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182-1643


(703) 255-1800

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