Visitor Centers

Albright Visitor Center Exterior
Albright Visitor Center, Mammoth Hot Springs.

NPS/Neal Herbert

 

In 2015, the newly renovated Albright Visitor Center in Mammoth Hot Springs reopened to the public with all new exhibits. Named to honor the legacy of Horace Albright, the first Superintendent of Yellowstone and the second Director of the National Park Service, the building served as a museum, an archive, and even a post office before becoming the Albright Visitor Center in 1979. As the National Park Service looks toward our second century of service, we are committed to connecting with and encouraging the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates.

Carve time into your travel plans to attend a ranger walk, talk, or evening program. Our summer offerings begin Memorial Day weekend and run through Labor Day weekend. Ranger programs change seasonally, check the current schedule.

Step inside a visitor center and explore the exhibits and interpretive offerings. Encourage your child to complete a Junior Ranger or Young Scientist activity booklet.

 

Albright (Mammoth) Visitor Center

Located at Mammoth Hot Springs, the Albright Visitor Center has park and trip-planning information, bookstore, exhibits on the park's history and wildlife, ranger programs, backcountry office, restrooms, and free Wi-Fi. Learn more about the Albright Visitor Center and the Mammoth Hot Springs area. Phone: 307-344-2263.

Open daily (year-round).

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Winter, Spring, & Fall October 1 May 25 9 am–5 pm
Summer May 26 September 30 8 am–7 pm
 

Canyon Visitor Education Center

Explore Yellowstone's supervolcano and geology. Information and vending is available during open hours, restrooms are available 24 hours a day. Learn more about the Canyon area National Park Service visitor facilities. Phone: 307-344-2550.

Open daily (late April through early November).

Season Services Start Date End Date Hours
Late Fall --- November 6 December 14 Closed
Winter Lobby December 15 March 8 9 am–3 pm
Late Winter --- March 9 April 19 Closed
Early Spring Restrooms, lobby, & desk April 20 April 30 9 am–5 pm
Late Spring All May 1 May 25 9 am–5 pm
Summer All May 26 September 3 8 am–8 pm
Late Summer All September 4 September 30 8 am–6 pm
Early Fall All October 1 October 8 9 am–5 pm
Mid Fall Restrooms, lobby, & desk October 9 November 5 9 am–5 pm
 

Fishing Bridge Visitor Center & Trailside Museum

See vintage exhibits about the park's birds and other wildlife, and Yellowstone Lake's geology. Learn more about the Lake, Bridge Bay & Fishing Bridge area National Park Service visitor facilities. Phone: 307-344-2450.

Open daily (late May through early October).

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Winter, Spring, and Late Fall October 10 May 25 Closed
Summer May 26 September 30 8 am–7 pm
Early Fall October 1 October 8 9 am–5 pm
 

Grant Visitor Center

Delve into the extraordinary impact of the park's historic fires of 1988. Learn more about the Grant Village and West Thumb area. Phone: 307-344-2650.

Open daily (late May through early October).

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Winter, Spring, and Late Fall October 10 May 25 Closed
Summer May 26 September 30 8 am–7 pm
Early Fall October 1 October 8 9 am–5 pm
 

Madison Information Station and Trailside Museum

This facility provides park orientation information, bookstore (open 9 am–5 pm), and a seasonal Junior Ranger station. Learn more about the Madison area. Phone: 307-344-2821.

Open daily (late May through early October).

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Winter, Spring, and Late Fall October 10 May 25 Closed
Summer May 26 September 30 9 am–6 pm
Bookstore May 26 September 30 9 am–5 pm
Junior Ranger Station May 26 September 4 9 am–6 pm
Early Fall October 1 October 8 9 am–5 pm
 

Museum of the National Park Ranger

Located one mile north of Norris, explore the history of the park ranger profession and visit with retired rangers. Phone: 307-344-7353.

Open daily (late May through late September).

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Winter, Spring, and Fall September 25 May 25 Closed
Summer May 26 September 23 9 am–5 pm
 

Norris Geyser Basin Museum and Information Station

This facility provides xhibits about the hydrothermal features of Yellowstone, bookstore, and park information. Learn more about the Norris area. Phone: 307-344-2812.

Open daily (late May through early October).

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Winter, Spring, and Late Fall October 10 May 19 Closed
Summer May 20 September 30 9 am–6 pm
Bookstore May 20 September 30 10 am–6 pm
Early Fall October 1 October 8 9 am–5 pm
 

Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

Dynamic exhibits about hydrothermal features. Geyser eruption predictions are calculated during visitor center hours and shared on signs, by telephone recordings at 307-344-2751, or via @Twitter.com/GeyserNPS. Visit the Old Faithful Virtual Visitor Education Center. Phone: 307-344-2751.

Open daily (late May through early October).

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Late Fall November 6 December 14 Closed
Winter December 15 March 15 9 am–5 pm
Early Spring March 16 April 19 Closed
Spring April 20 May 25 9 am–6 pm
Summer May 26 September 30 8 am–8 pm
Fall October 1 November 5 9 am–5 pm
 

Tower-Roosevelt

No visitor center or contact stations available at Tower, but learn more about what is available in the Tower-Roosevelt area.

 

West Thumb Information Station

Pique your curiosity before exploring the adjacent geyser basin on the shore of Yellowstone Lake. Phone: 307-344-2876.

Open daily (late May through early October).

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Winter, Spring, and Late Fall October 10 May 25 Closed
Summer May 26 September 30 9 am–5 pm
Early Fall October 1 October 8 9 am–5 pm
 

West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center

Located inside the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce.

Open daily (May through September) and open weekdays (October through April).

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Winter–Spring October 1 April 30 8 am–5 pm
Late Spring May 1 May 19 8 am–6 pm
Summer May 20 September 3 8 am–8 pm
Late Summer–Fall September 4 September 30 8 am–6 pm
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NPS Desk

Phone: 307-344-2876. Open daily (late April through early November).

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Fall November 6 December 14 Closed
Winter December 15 March 14 8 am–4 pm
Early Spring March 15 April 19 Closed
Spring April 20 May 25 8 am–4 pm
Summer May 26 September 3 8 am–8 pm
Late Summer–Fall September 4 November 4 8 am–4 pm
 

Winter Warming Huts

There are five warming huts that open during the winter season. The huts provide shelter for skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers.

Last updated: November 6, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

(307) 344-7381

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