Important Note about 2020 Ranger Programs
Due to modified park operations for the 2020 summer season, there will not be any scheduled ranger programs. When visiting the park, please check at the local visitor center or message boards to see what activities are being offered.
One of the best ways to experience a national park is participating in a ranger program. Yellowstone National Park offers a variety of ranger programs throughout the park, and throughout the year. Check the calendar for specific program details.
Printable and Sample Schedules
Yellowstone's in-park ranger programs vary each season.
The spring season is a transitional period for the park, so no ranger programs are scheduled during this time.
For the entire 2020 summer season, no scheduled ranger programs will be offered. When visiting the park this summer, please check locally at visitor center bulletin boards for any activities that might pop-up that day.
As an alternative, be sure to download the NPS Yellowstone app (and offline content within the app) before coming to the park. Then, you will be able to use the app to learn more about the park's magnificent natural and cultural wonders, as well as virtually take a ranger with you by using the self-guided tours option.
Programs still to be determined.
Programs are available mid-December to early- to mid-March at Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, and West Yellowstone.
West Yellowstone Programs
Old Faithful Programs
Experience a National Park Service tradition and join a ranger for a presentation exploring one of the many fascinating stories of Yellowstone National Park. Examples of ranger presentations include:
Explore a bit of Yellowstone with a ranger via a hike, walk, boat cruise, or citizen science program and gain a greater appreciation for this amazing place. Examples of ranger tours include:
Junior Ranger Activities
These programs are designed for kids and are a great way to immerse yourself in Yellowstone's stories. Examples of these activities include:
Arts in the Park
The National Park Service and Yellowstone Forever offer a variety of art and photography activities. These hands-on programs are designed to inspire new and creative ways of enjoying the beauty and wonder of Yellowstone.
Last updated: May 18, 2020