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
Summer May 27 September 30 8 am–7 pm
Rest of the Year October 1 May 26 9 am–5 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
Early Spring Restrooms, lobby, & desk April 21 April 30 9 am–5 pm
Late Spring All May 1 May 26 9 am–5 pm
Summer All May 27 September 4 8 am–8 pm
Late Summer All September 5 September 30 8 am–6 pm
Early Fall All October 1 October 9 9 am–5 pm
Mid Fall Restrooms, lobby, & desk October 10 November 5 9 am–5 pm
Late Fall --- November 6 December 14 Closed
Winter Lobby December 15 March 14 9 am–5 pm
Late Winter --- March 15 April 20 Closed
 

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
Summer May 26 September 30 8 am–7 pm
Early Fall October 1 October 9 9 am–5 pm
Rest of the Year October 10 May 25 Closed

 

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
Summer May 26 September 30 8 am–7 pm
Early Fall October 1 October 9 9 am–5 pm
Rest of the Year October 10 May 25 Closed
 

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
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 9 9 am–5 pm
Rest of the Year October 10 May 25 Closed
 

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
Summer May 27 September 24 9 am–5 pm
Rest of the Year September 25 May 26 Closed
 

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
Summer May 20 September 30 9 am–6 pm
Bookstore May 20 September 30 10 am–6 pm
Early Fall October 1 October 9 9 am–5 pm
Rest of the Year October 10 May 19 Closed
 

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
Spring April 21 May 26 9 am–6 pm
Summer May 27 September 30 8 am–8 pm
Fall October 1 November 5 9 am–5 pm
Late Fall November 6 mid-December Closed
Winter mid-December March 14 9 am–5 pm
Early Spring March 15 April 20 Closed
 

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
Summer May 26 September 30 9 am–5 pm
Early Fall October 1 October 9 9 am–5 pm
Rest of the Year October 10 May 25 Closed
 

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
Late Spring May 1 May 20 8 am–6 pm
Summer May 21 September 4 8 am–8 pm
Late Summer–Fall September 5 September 30 8 am–6 pm
Rest of the Year October 1 April 30 8 am–5 pm
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NPS Desk

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

Season Start Date End Date Hours
Spring April 21 May 26 8 am–4 pm
Summer May 27 September 4 8 am–8 pm
Late Summer–Fall September 5 November 5 8 am–4 pm
Fall November 6 mid-December Closed
Winter mid-December March 14 8 am–4 pm
Early Spring March 15 April 20 Closed
 

Winter Warming Huts

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

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(307) 344-7381
Recorded information. For road and weather information, please dial 307-344-2117.

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