Schedule of Events

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May 16–June 19

Yosemite Valley

Valley Visitor Center and Bookstore The Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and Bookstore are open from 9am to 5pm. The visitor center is west of the main post office, near shuttle stops #5 and #9. The facility offers information, maps, and books. Explore the exhibits and learn how Yosemite’s landscape formed and how people interact with it.

YOSEMITE FILMS

Two films are shown daily, every half hour beginning at 9:30am, except on Sundays, when the first showing is at noon. The last film is at 4:30pm. Ken Burns’ Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit plays on the hour and The Spirit of Yosemite plays on the halfhour, in the Theater behind the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. Yosemite Museum Located in Yosemite Village next to the Valley Visitor Center. The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm, may close for lunch.

INDIAN CULTURAL EXHIBIT

Open daily from 9am to 5pm, may close for lunch. Interprets the cultural history of Yosemite’s Miwok and Paiute people from 1850 to the present.

YOSEMITE MUSEUM STORE

Open daily, 9am to 5pm, may close for lunch. The store offers traditional American Indian arts, crafts, jewelry, and books. Wilderness Center Open daily from 8am to 5pm. Visit the wilderness center to learn about wilderness safety, plan trips, obtain wilderness permits and maps, and rent bear canisters. The Valley Wilderness Center is located in Yosemite Village in between the post office and the Ansel Adams Gallery.

HAPPY ISLES ART AND NATURE CENTER

Open 9am to 4pm. Designed for natureexploring children and their families, the nature center offers natural-history exhibits and a bookstore. Located a short walk from shuttle stop #16.

YOSEMITE CONSERVATION HERITAGE CENTER

Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm, with free evening programs Friday and Saturday at 8pm. The center has a library, a children’s corner, and a new climate change exhibit. The center is located at shuttle stop #12. The Ansel Adams Gallery In Yosemite Village next to the Valley Visitor Center, the gallery is open daily from 9am to 6pm. The gallery offers the works of Ansel Adams, contemporary photographers, and other artists. See page 6 for photo walk times. For more information, call 209/372-4413, or visit www.anseladams.com.

EXHIBIT: Alan Ross: The Language of Light April 8, 2018 - May 19, 2018

Yosemite and Alan Ross have a storied history. Mr. Ross has been photographing this hallowed valley since he first came to work for Ansel Adams in 1974. Many adventures followed — the camera in tow as he developed his language of light. "For me, a photograph is very much a kind of language. It can be as practical and unadorned as an entry in an encyclopedia. It can be a chapter in a novel, or it can be haiku. And for those of us to whom words do not come easily, a photograph is a language that allows us to express who we are and how we respond to the world around us. I have used this “language of light” for more than 40 years," Alan said. The Ansel Adams Gallery has hosted a series of exhibitions that have showcased Mr. Ross’ unique vision over the years, and we are excited to continue this tradition.

NEW EXHIBIT: Penny Otwell: Seeing Is Believing May 20, 2018 - July 7, 2018

There is immensity to Yosemite that relates to both time and place – it pervades us here; it makes us feel humble. But there is also a romantic courtship that seems so genuine that, in spite of our diminutive status within these walls, we do not wish to leave their company. This dichotomy tugs and pulls at you, generating an internal rhythm as undulating as the folds of granite above you, as reliable as the coming of spring, and as consistent as the rolling current of the Merced River at your feet. Where too many words could never say enough, visual artists have navigated this rhythm through light and paint, framing a fraction of the park which accentuates and tames the vitality of our experiences that are all at once unique and shared. And perhaps no artist has spent more time and energy within this mode in recent memory than Penny Otwell. Penny has said of her time as an artist in Yosemite that “being a painter is like being a scientist: the facts are in front of you, the arrangements are endless, conditions, premises, and conclusions all determine each painting. Asking “what if?” is my way of experimentation in making art. Motivated by the rhythm and design observed in granite forms and geological changes, my painting style is uniquely my own.” New work by Ms. Otwell will be on display at The Ansel Adams Gallery as part of her exhibition, “Seeing is Believing” between May 20 and July 7, 2018. The gallery will also be hosting a reception for the artist on June 13 from 3pm to 5pm. We hope you have the opportunity to come by and share in the experience.

Sunday

8:00am Morning Stroll (June 3, 10, and 17 Only) 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history
on a guided morning stroll! Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
9:30am Adventure Hike - Vernal/Nevada Falls 6 hrs. Tickets/info at any tour desk. Curry Village
Mountaineering School. (YH) $
10:00am JUNIOR RANGER WALK 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
11:00am OPEN STUDIO (Except June 17) Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great
for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am to 3pm. (YC)
1:00pm JUNIOR RANGER WALK (June 10 and 17 Only) 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near
shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
2:00pm DROP-IN JUNIOR RANGER DISCOVERY TABLE (June 10 and 17 Only) 2 hrs. Drop in any time to
get started or finish up earning a Jr. Ranger badge. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle
stop #5/#9. (NPS)
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge. (YH)
2:30pm Ranger Walk - Rivers and Waterfalls (June 10 and 17 Only) 1.5 hrs. Front of Yosemite Valley
Visitor Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9. (NPS)
3:00pm JUNIOR RANGER SWEAR-IN (June 10 and 17 Only) 15 mins. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center,
near shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
4:00pm FAMILY RANGER TALK - MEET YOUR YOSEMITE 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center,
near shuttle stop #5/#9 (NPS)
6:00pm Naturalist Stroll 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history on a guided hike! Meet on the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
7:00pm WEE WILD ONES 45 mins. Stories and activities for kids 10 & under. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
8:30pm Ranger Program (June 10 and 17 Only) 1 hr. Lower Pines Campground Amphitheater, near shuttle stop #19.
(NPS)
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required,
tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration
required, tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $

Monday

8:00am Morning Stroll (June 4, 11, and 18 Only) 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history
on a guided morning stroll! Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
8:30am Explore Yosemite’s Bird Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided
bird-watching walk. Meet in front of Happy Isles Art and Nature Center (shuttle stop #16).
$10/person. (YC) $
9:00am Bike to Hike Tour 2.5 hrs. Tickets/info at any tour desk. Curry Village Bike Stand. (YH) $
10:00am JUNIOR RANGER WALK 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led workshop at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online:
yosemiteconservancy.org/art. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. (YC) $
11:00am OPEN STUDIO (Except June 11 and 18) Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity,
great for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am to 3pm. (YC)
11:00am KIDS ART CLASS (June 11 and 18 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at
Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
1:00pm JUNIOR RANGER WALK (June 11 and 18 Only) 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near
shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
1:00pm Explore Yosemite’s Plant Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided botany
walk. Meet in front of Happy Isles Art and Nature Center (use shuttle stop #16). $10/person. (YC) $
1:00pm Discovery Hike - Less Traveled Lower Valley Loop 4 hrs. Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.
Tickets/info at any tour desk. (YH) $
1:00pm Ansel Adams’ Legacy and Your Digital Camera Photography Class 4 hrs. Sign up and meet
at The Ansel Adams Gallery. (TAAG) $
1:00pm KIDS ART CLASS (June 11 and 18 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at Happy Isles
Art and Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
2:00pm KIDS ART CLASS (June 11 and 18 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at Happy Isles
Art and Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
2:00pm JUNIOR RANGER DISCOVERY TABLE (June 11 and 18 Only) 2 hrs. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor
Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9. (NPS)
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge. (YH)
2:30pm Ranger Walk - Yosemite's First People 1.5 hrs. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near
shuttle stop #5/#9. (NPS)
3:00pm JUNIOR RANGER SWEAR-IN (June 11 and 18 Only) 15 mins. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center,
near shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
4:00pm FAMILY RANGER TALK - MEET YOUR YOSEMITE 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center,
near shuttle stop #5/#9. (NPS)
6:00pm Naturalist Stroll 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history on a guided hike! Meet on the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
7:00pm WEE WILD ONES 45 mins. Stories and activities for kids 10 & under. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
8:30pm Ranger Program (June 11 and 18 Only) 1 hr. Lower Pines Campground Amphitheater, near shuttle stop
#19. (NPS)
8:30pm Evening Program on Natural and Cultural History 1 hr. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required,
tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration
required, tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $

Tuesday

8:00am Morning Stroll (June 5, 12, and 19 Only) 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history
on a guided morning stroll! Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
8:15am Adventure Hike - Panorama Trail With One-Way Glacier Point Bus Ride 8 hrs.
Yosemite Lodge Tour Desk. Tickets/info at any tour desk. (ARA) $
9:00am Camera Walk 1.5 hrs. Sign up in advance at The Ansel Adams Gallery and meet at the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel. (TAAG)
10:00am JUNIOR RANGER WALK (Except June 12) 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near
shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led workshop at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online:
yosemiteconservancy.org/art. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. (YC) $
11:00am OPEN STUDIO (Except June 12 and 19) Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity,
great for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am to 3pm. (YC)
11:00am KIDS ART CLASS (June 12 and 19 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at
Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
1:00pm JUNIOR RANGER WALK (June 19 Only) 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near shuttle
stop #16. (NPS)
1:00pm In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams Photography Class 4 hrs. Sign up and meet at The Ansel
Adams Gallery. (TAAG) $
1:00pm KIDS ART CLASS (June 12 and 19 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at Happy Isles
Art and Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
2:00pm KIDS ART CLASS (June 12 and 19 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at Happy Isles
Art and Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
2:00pm DROP-IN JUNIOR RANGER DISCOVERY TABLE (June 19 Only) 2 hrs. Drop in any time to get
started or finish up earning a Jr. Ranger badge. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle
stop #5/#9. (NPS)
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge. (YH)
3:00pm Ranger Walk - Wild About Bears (Except June 12) 1.5 hrs. Lower Pines Campground
Amphitheater, near shuttle stop #19. (NPS)
3:00pm JUNIOR RANGER SWEAR-IN (June 19 Only) 15 mins. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near
shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
4:00pm FAMILY RANGER TALK - MEET YOUR YOSEMITE (Except June 12) 15 mins. Front of Yosemite
Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9. (NPS)
6:00pm Naturalist Stroll 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history on a guided hike! Meet on the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
7:00pm Yosemite Theater – Yosemite Search and Rescue 1.5 hrs. Purchase tickets at Yosemite Conservancy
Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see page 5 for locations) or at the Yosemite Theater. (YC) $
7:00pm WEE WILD ONES 45 mins. Stories and activities for kids 10 & under. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
8:30pm Ranger Program (June 19 Only) 1 hr. Lower Pines Campground Amphitheater, near shuttle stop #19. (NPS)
8:30pm Evening Program on Fire in Yosemite 1 hr. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required,
tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration
required, tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $

Wednesday

8:00am Morning Stroll (June 6 and 13 Only) 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history
on a guided morning stroll! Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
8:30am Explore Yosemite’s Bird Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided
bird-watching walk. Meet at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. (shuttle stops #5/#9).
$10/person. (YC) $
9:00am Bike to Hike Tour 2.5 hrs. Curry Village Bike Stand. Tickets/info at any tour desk. (YH) $
10:00am JUNIOR RANGER WALK (Except June 13) 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near
shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led workshop at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online:
yosemiteconservancy.org/art. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. (YC) $
11:00am OPEN STUDIO (Except June 13) Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great
for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am to 3pm. (YC)
11:00am KIDS ART CLASS (June 13 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at Happy Isles
Art and Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
1:00pm Explore Yosemite’s Plant Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided botany
walk. Meet at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center (shuttle stops #5/#9). $10/person. (YC) $
1:00pm Discovery Hike - Vernal Falls Bridge 3.5 hrs. Curry Village Mountaineering School. Tickets/info
at any tour desk. (YH) $
1:00pm Ansel Adams’ Legacy and Your Digital Camera Photography Class 4 hrs. Sign up and meet
at The Ansel Adams Gallery. (TAAG) $
1:00pm KIDS ART CLASS (June 13 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at Happy Isles Art and
Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
2:00pm KIDS ART CLASS (June 13 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at Happy Isles Art and
Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
2:00pm Plein Air Art Demonstration (Except May 16) 1 hr. Learn about creating art outside in Ahwahnee
Meadow. (YC)
2:00pm DROP-IN JUNIOR RANGER DISCOVERY TABLE (June 13 Only) 2 hrs. Drop in any time to get
started or finish up earning a Jr. Ranger badge. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle
stop #5/#9. (NPS)
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge. (YH)
4:00pm FAMILY RANGER TALK - MEET YOUR YOSEMITE 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center,
near shuttle stop #5/#9 (NPS)
6:00pm Naturalist Stroll 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history on a guided hike! Meet on the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
7:00pm Yosemite Theater – Join Muir Series: Conversation with a Tramp 1.5 hrs. Purchase tickets at
Yosemite Conservancy Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see page 5 for locations) or at the Yosemite
Theater. (YC) $
7:00pm WEE WILD ONES 45 mins. Stories and activities for kids 10 & under. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
8:30pm Evening Program on Yosemite’s Firefall 1 hr. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required,
tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration
required, tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $

Thursday

8:00am Morning Stroll (June 7 and 14 Only) 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history
on a guided morning stroll! Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
9:00am Discovery Hike - Vernal Falls Bridge 3.5 hrs. Curry Village Mountaineering School.
Tickets/info at any tour desk. (YH) $
9:00am Camera Walk 1.5 hrs. Sign up in advance and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery. (TAAG)
10:00am JUNIOR RANGER WALK 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led workshop at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online:
yosemiteconservancy.org/art. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. (YC) $
11:00am OPEN STUDIO (Except June 14) Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great
for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am to 3pm. (YC)
11:00am KIDS ART CLASS (June 14 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at Happy Isles
Art and Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
1:00pm JUNIOR RANGER WALK (June 14 Only) 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near shuttle
stop #16. (NPS)
1:00pm Using Your Digital Camera 4 hrs. Sign up and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery. (TAAG) $
1:00pm KIDS ART CLASS (June 14 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at Happy Isles Art and
Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
2:00pm KIDS ART CLASS (June 14 Only) 1 hr. Instructor-led art class for kids age 2-12 at Happy Isles Art and
Nature Center. Drop-in, no registration needed. (YC) $
2:00pm DROP-IN JUNIOR RANGER DISCOVERY TABLE (June 14 Only) 2 hrs. Drop in any time to get
started or finish up earning a Jr. Ranger badge. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle
stop #5/#9. (NPS)
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour (Except May 31) 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning
behind the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge. (YH)
2:00pm Bike to Hike Tour 2.5 hrs. Curry Village Bike Stand. Tickets/info at any tour desk. (YH) $
2:30pm Ranger Walk - Yosemite's Trees (June 14 Only) 1.5 hrs. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center,
near shuttle stop #5/#9. (NPS)
3:00pm JUNIOR RANGER SWEAR-IN (June 14 Only) 15 mins. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near
shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
4:00pm FAMILY RANGER TALK - MEET YOUR YOSEMITE 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center,
near shuttle stop #5/#9. (NPS)
6:00pm Naturalist Stroll (Except May 31) 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history on a guided hike!
Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
7:00pm Yosemite Theater – Join Muir Series: John Muir is Back! 1.5 hrs. Purchase tickets at Yosemite
Conservancy Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see page 5 for locations) or at the Yosemite Theater. (YC) $
7:00pm WEE WILD ONES (Except May 31) 45 mins. Stories and activities for kids 10 & under. Half Dome Village
Amphitheater. (YH)
8:30pm Ranger Program (June 14 Only) 1 hr. Lower Pines Campground Amphitheater, near shuttle stop #19. (NPS)
8:30pm Evening Program on Climbing (Except May 31) 1 hr. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL (Except May 31) 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced
registration required, tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE (Except May 31) 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky!
Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6
for locations. (YH) $

Friday

8:00am Morning Stroll (June 8 and 15 Only) 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history
on a guided morning stroll! Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
8:30am Explore Yosemite’s Bird Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided
bird-watching walk. Meet at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center (shuttle stops #5/#9).
$10/person. (YC) $
9:30am DROP-IN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Meet in front of the Valley Visitor Center to spend an hour
or three giving back to the park you love. See Seasonal Highlights page for details. (NPS)
9:30am Adventure Hike – Vernal/Nevada Falls 6 hrs. Curry Village Mountaineering School.
Tickets/info at any tour desk. (YH) $
10:00am JUNIOR RANGER WALK 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led workshop at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online:
yosemiteconservancy.org/art. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. (YC) $
11:00am OPEN STUDIO (Except June 15) Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great
for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am to 3pm. (YC)
1:00pm JUNIOR RANGER WALK (June 15 Only) 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near shuttle
stop #16. (NPS)
1:00pm Explore Yosemite’s Plant Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided botany
walk. Meet at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center (shuttle stops #5/#9). $10/person. (YC) $
2:00pm DROP-IN JUNIOR RANGER DISCOVERY TABLE (June 15 Only) 2 hrs. Drop in any time to get
started or finish up earning a Jr. Ranger badge. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle
stop #5/#9. (NPS)
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge. (YH)
3:00pm Ranger Walk - Wild About Bears 1.5 hrs. Lower Pines Campground Amphitheater, near shuttle
stop #19. (NPS)
3:00pm JUNIOR RANGER SWEAR-IN (June 15 Only) 15mins. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near
shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
4:00pm FAMILY RANGER TALK - MEET YOUR YOSEMITE 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center,
near shuttle stop #5/#9. (NPS)
6:00pm Naturalist Stroll 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history on a guided hike! Meet on the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
7:00pm Yosemite Theater – Growing Up in Yosemite: The Spirited Life of Florence Hutchings 1.5 hrs.
Purchase tickets at Yosemite Conservancy Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see page 5 for locations) or
at the Yosemite Theater. (YC) $
7:00pm WEE WILD ONES 45 mins. Stories and activities for kids 10 & under. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
8:00pm Inspiring Health and Well-being Through Deep Connections to Nature and Spirit (May 18
Only) 1 hr. Heather Sullivan, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Balance Rock, Yosemite Conservation
Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12. (SC)
8:00pm Hike to Mount Whitney – Narrated Hiking Video (June 1 Only) 1 hr. Lee Terkelsen, Nature and
Historic Filmmaker, Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12. (SC)
8:00pm AMERICAN INDIAN FLUTE AND STORYTELLING (June 8 Only) 1.5 hrs. Ben Cunningham-Summerfield,
YNP Interpretive Ranger, Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12. (SC)
8:00pm Search and Rescue in Yosemite (June 15 Only) 1.5 hrs. John Dill, YNP Search and Rescue Ranger,
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12. (SC)
8:30pm Film - Ansel Adams 1 hr. Yosemite Valley Lodge, check local listing for venue. (TAAG)
8:30pm Ranger Program (May 15 Only) 1 hr. Lower Pines Campground Amphitheater, near shuttle stop #19. (NPS)
8:30pm Evening Program on Bears 1 hr. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required,
tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration
required, tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $

Saturday

8:00am Morning Stroll (June 2, 9, and 16 Only) 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history
on a guided morning stroll! Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
9:00am Bike to Hike Tour 2.5 hrs. Curry Village Bike Stand. Tickets/info at any tour desk. (YH) $
9:00am Camera Walk 1.5 hrs. Sign up in advance and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery. (TAAG)
10:00am JUNIOR RANGER WALK 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led workshop at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online:
yosemiteconservancy.org/art. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. (YC) $
11:00am OPEN STUDIO (Except June 16) Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great
for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am to 3pm. (YC)
1:00pm JUNIOR RANGER WALK (June 16 Only) 1 hr. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near shuttle
stop #16. (NPS)
1:00pm Discovery Hike - Less Traveled Lower Valley Loop 3.5 hrs. Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.
Tickets/info at any tour desk. (YH) $
1:00pm In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams Photography Class 4 hrs. Sign up and meet at The Ansel
Adams Gallery. (TAAG) $
2:00pm DROP-IN JUNIOR RANGER DISCOVERY TABLE (June 16 Only) 2 hrs. Drop in any time to get
started or finish up earning a Jr. Ranger badge. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle
stop #5/#9. (NPS)
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge. (YH)
3:00pm Ranger Walk - Wild About Bears 1.5 hrs. Lower Pines Campground Amphitheater, near shuttle
stop #19. (NPS)
3:00pm JUNIOR RANGER SWEAR-IN (June 16 Only) 15min. The Happy Isles Art and Nature Center, near
shuttle stop #16. (NPS)
3:00pm Fine Print Viewing 1 hr. Sign up in advance and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery. Very limited
space. (TAAG)
4:00pm FAMILY RANGER TALK - MEET YOUR YOSEMITE 15 mins. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center,
near shuttle stop #5/#9. (NPS)
6:00pm Naturalist Stroll 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history on a guided hike! Meet on the
Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
7:00pm JUNIOR RANGER CAMPFIRE (June 16 Only) 1 hr. Campfire ring, near shuttle stop #16, look for
temporary signs. (NPS)
7:00pm Yosemite Theater – Return to Balance: A Climber’s Journey 1.5 hrs. Purchase tickets at Yosemite
Conservancy Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see page 5 for locations) or at the Yosemite Theater. (YC) $
7:00pm WEE WILD ONES 45 mins. Stories and activities for kids 10 & under. Half Dome Village Amphitheater. (YH)
8:00pm Yosemite People: Street Photography in the Wilderness (May 19 Only) 1 hr. Jonas Kulikauskas,
Photographer and Author Yosemite People, Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests.
Shuttle Stop #12. (SC)
8:00pm Along the John Muir Trail. Mt. Whitney to Half Dome – Narrated Hiking Video (June 2 Only)
1 hr. Lee Terkelsen, Nature and Historic Filmmaker, Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests.
Shuttle Stop #12. (SC)
8:00pm Following John Muir into Wild Yosemite (June 9 Only) 1 hr. Bob Hare, Photographer/Historian,
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12. (SC)
8:00pm John Muir and the Big Trees (June 16 Only) 1 hr. Michael Wurtz, Director of Special Collections,
University of the Pacific, Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12. (SC)
8:30pm Evening Program - Natural and Cultural Change in Yosemite 1 hr. Half Dome Village
Amphitheater. (YH)
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required,
tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration
required, tickets and information are available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $

Wawona, Mariposa Grove, and Glacier Point

Wawona

JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM

Join a ranger near the south end of the Wawona Covered Bridge for an hour of nature exploration. See page 9 for schedule. Especially for ages 7 to 12.

EVENING PROGRAMS

Join pianist/singer Tom Bopp in the Big Trees Lodge lobby from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday, as he performs songs and stories from Yosemite’s past. Once or twice a week, he will present an hour-long interpretive program on the vintage songs of Yosemite or the history of Wawona with slide or music accompaniment. Check with Tom at the piano for dates and times.

WAWONA VISITOR CENTER AT HILL’S STUDIO

The Yosemite Conservancy Bookstore (only) will be open daily from 8:30am to 5pm, may close for lunch. Beginning May 24, Hill’s Studio will be open daily from 8:30am to 5pm. The visitor center offers information about park activities, books, wilderness permits, trail information, bear canister rentals, and maps. Until May 24, wilderness permits for Wawona trailheads can be obtained by self-registration on the front porch, bear canisters can be rented inside the bookstore. Located on the grounds of the Big Trees Lodge, Hill’s Studio was the gallery and art studio of famous 19th-century landscape painter, Thomas Hill. Walk from the lodge or park at the Big Trees Lodge Store parking area and follow the path up the hill. Pioneer Yosemite History Center Go back to a time of horse-drawn wagons, a covered bridge, and log cabins. A visit to the Pioneer Yosemite History Center explores Yosemite’s history and explains how Yosemite was the inspiration for national parks across America and around the world. The center is always open, and interpretive signs and brochures are available.

EXPERIENCE HORSE-DRAWN TRAVEL

Travel into history by taking a 10-minute horse-drawn stage ride. Tickets may be purchased at the Stage Office in the Pioneer Yosemite History Center. See page 9 for dates, times, and locations. Five dollars for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 12-years old.

BLACKSMITH SHOP

Smell the burning coal, hear the ring of the hammer on the anvil, and watch a demonstration of the ancient art of blacksmithing. See page 9 for dates, times, and locations. Mariposa Grove Located near Yosemite’s South Entrance, the Mariposa Grove is the park’s largest stand of giant sequoias, with about 500 trees in the grove.

GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN THE MARIPOSA GROVE!

The Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias Project is now underway! On July 6, 2015, a temporary closure of the grove began with hopes to re-open in June 2018. The restoration project will improve the habitat and restore the hydrology of the Mariposa Grove and improve visitors’ experience and enjoyment of the grove. Trails will be improved providing universal access along with improved restrooms. The Mariposa Grove Road is closed to all public access, including bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Hiking trails within the grove are also closed. Glacier Point

EVENING PROGRAMS

Meet a ranger to enjoy the lengthening shadows in Yosemite Valley and the alpenglow (or moonrise) on the Sierra high country. Stargazing programs, ranger walks, and sunset talks are all offered for your enjoyment at this stunning location. See next page for times and for more information.

WAWONA & MARIPOSA GROVE

Sunday

10:00am – 2:00pm Horse-Drawn Stage Rides (Except May 20) 10 mins. each. Purchase
tickets in Pioneer Yosemite History Center, $5 adult / $4 child 3-12. (NPS) $
10:00am – 1:00pm Blacksmithing Demonstration (June 10 and 17 Only) Pioneer
Yosemite History Center. (NPS)
10:00am Nature Walk in the Mariposa Grove (June 17 Only) 2 hrs. Mariposa
Grove Arrival Area. (NPS)
2:00pm – 5:00pm Blacksmithing Demonstration (June 10 and 17 Only) Pioneer
Yosemite History Center. (NPS)
2:00pm Nature Walk in the Mariposa Grove (June 17 Only) 2 hrs. Mariposa
Grove Arrival Area. (NPS)

Monday

10:00am Nature Walk in the Mariposa Grove (June 18 Only) 2 hrs. Mariposa
Grove Arrival Area. (NPS)
2:00pm Nature Walk in the Mariposa Grove (June 18 Only) 2 hrs. Mariposa
Grove Arrival Area. (NPS)

Tuesday

10:00am Nature Walk in the Mariposa Grove (June 19 Only) 2 hrs. Mariposa
Grove Arrival Area. (NPS)
2:00pm Nature Walk in the Mariposa Grove (June 19 Only) 2 hrs. Mariposa
Grove Arrival Area (NPS)
4:00pm JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM (June 19 Only) 1 hr. Especially for ages 7-12.
Meet at south end of Wawona Covered Bridge. (NPS)
5:30pm Vintage Music 4 hrs. Pianist/singer Tom Bopp performs songs and stories
from Yosemite’s past in the Big Trees Lodge lobby. Historical programs available
by request are usually given at 8:30pm. For details or to request a program,
drop by the piano before 8pm, while Tom’s performing.
6:30pm Evening Ranger Program (June 12 and 19 Only) 1 hr. Meet at The
Redwoods In Yosemite Vacation Home Rentals office on Chilnualna Falls Road.
For questions please call 855/290-3499. (NPS)

Wednesday

2:00pm – 4:00pm Horse-Drawn Stage Rides (June 6 and 13 Only) 10 mins. each.
Purchase tickets in Stage Office in Pioneer Yosemite History Center, $5 adult /
$4 child 3-12. (NPS) $
2:00pm – 5:00pm Blacksmithing Demonstration (June 6 and 13 Only) Pioneer
Yosemite History Center (NPS) (handicap symbol)
5:30pm Vintage Music 4 hrs. Pianist/singer Tom Bopp performs songs and stories
from Yosemite’s past in the Big Trees Lodge lobby. Historical programs available
by request are usually given at 8:30pm. For details or to request a program,
drop by the piano before 8pm, while Tom’s performing.

Thursday

10:00am – 2:00pm Horse-Drawn Stage Rides (June 7 and 14 Only) 10 mins. each.
Purchase tickets in Stage Office in Pioneer Yosemite History Center $5 adult /
$4 child 3-12. (NPS) $
10:00am – 1:00pm Blacksmithing Demonstration (June 7 and 14 Only). Pioneer
Yosemite History Center. (NPS)
2:00pm – 5:00pm Blacksmithing Demonstration (June 7 and 14 Only). Pioneer
Yosemite History Center. (NPS)
5:30pm Vintage Music 4 hrs. Pianist/singer Tom Bopp performs songs and stories
from Yosemite’s past in the Big Trees Lodge lobby. Historical programs available
by request are usually given at 8:30pm. For details or to request a program,
drop by the piano before 8pm, while Tom’s performing.

Friday

10:00am – 2:00pm Horse-Drawn Stage Rides (Except May 18 and 25) 10 mins. each.
Purchase tickets in Pioneer Yosemite History Center $5 adult/$4 child 3-12. (NPS) $
10:00am – 1:00pm Blacksmithing Demonstration (June 8 and 15 Only) Pioneer
Yosemite History Center. (NPS)
10:00am Nature Walk in the Mariposa Grove (June 15 Only) 2 hrs. Mariposa
Grove Arrival Area. (NPS)
2:00pm – 5:00pm Blacksmithing Demonstration (June 8 and 15 Only) Pioneer
Yosemite History Center. (NPS)
2:00pm Nature Walk in the Mariposa Grove (June 15 Only) 2 hrs. Mariposa
Grove Arrival Area. (NPS)
5:30pm Vintage Music 4 hrs. Pianist/singer Tom Bopp performs songs and stories
from Yosemite’s past in the Big Trees Lodge lobby. Historical programs available
by request are usually given at 8:30pm. For details or to request a program,
drop by the piano before 8pm, while Tom’s performing.

Saturday

9:00am Nature Walk with a Ranger (June 16 Only) 2 hrs. Meet at The Redwoods In
Yosemite Vacation Home Rentals office on Chilnualna Falls Road. For questions
please call 855/290-3499. (NPS)
10:00am – 2:00pm Horse-Drawn Stage Rides (Except May 19) 10 mins. each. Purchase
tickets in Pioneer Yosemite History Center, $5 adult / $4 child 3-12. (NPS) $
10:00am – 1:00pm Blacksmithing Demonstration (June 9 and 16 Only) Pioneer
Yosemite History Center. (NPS)
10:00am Nature Walk in the Mariposa Grove (June 16 Only) 2 hrs. Mariposa
Grove Arrival Area. (NPS)
2:00pm Nature Walk in the Mariposa Grove (June 16 Only) 2 hrs. Mariposa
Grove Arrival Area. (NPS)
2:00pm – 5:00pm Blacksmithing Demonstration (June 9 and 16 Only) Pioneer
Yosemite History Center. (NPS)
4:00pm JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM (June 9 and 16 Only) 1 hr. Especially for ages
7-12. Meet at south end of Wawona Covered Bridge. (NPS)
5:30pm Vintage Music 4 hrs. Pianist/singer Tom Bopp performs songs and stories
from Yosemite’s past in the Big Trees Lodge lobby. Historical programs available
by request are usually given at 8:30pm. For details or to request a program,
drop by the piano before 8pm, while Tom’s performing.
8:00pm Campfire Talk (June 9 and 16 Only) 1 hr. Wawona Campground
Amphitheater. (NPS)

GLACIER POINT

Sunday

10:00am Ranger Walk - Hike Panoramic Views
to Hidden Illilouette Fall (Except May 20
and 27) 3.5 hrs. moderately difficult. Meet in
front of Glacier Point Gift Shop. (NPS)
7:45pm Sunset Ranger Talk (Except May 20 and 27)
30 mins. Glacier Point railing overlooking
Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra. (NPS)
9:00pm GLACIER POINT STARRY NIGHT SKIES
OVER YOSEMITE (June 10 and 17 Only)
1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky at
Glacier Point. Advanced registration required,
details available at any tour & activity desk. See
pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $

Monday

2:00pm Ranger Walk - Cliffs and Domes (Except
May 21 and 28) 2 hrs. Stroll through diverse
forest ecosystems and geologic wonders on the
way to towering cliff tops or summit views.
Meet at the Sentinel Dome/Taft Point trailhead
on Glacier Point Road. (NPS)
7:45pm Sunset Ranger Talk (Except May 21 and 28)
30 mins. Glacier Point railing overlooking
Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra. (NPS)
9:00pm GLACIER POINT STARRY NIGHT SKIES
OVER YOSEMITE (June 11 and 18 Only)
1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky at
Glacier Point. Advanced registration required,
details available at any tour & activity desk. See
pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $

Tuesday

2:00pm Ranger Walk (Except May 22, 29, and June 12)
1.5 hrs. A short walk to a great view of El
Capitan. Moderately difficult. Meet at Glacier
Point Gift Shop. (NPS)
7:45pm Sunset Ranger Talk (Except May 22, 29, and
June 12) 30 mins. Glacier Point railing overlooking
Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra. (NPS)
9:00pm GLACIER POINT STARRY NIGHT SKIES
OVER YOSEMITE (June 12 and 19 Only)
1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky at
Glacier Point. Advanced registration required,
details available at any tour & activity desk. See
pg. 6 for locations. (YH) $

Wednesday

2:00pm Ranger Walk - Cliffs and Domes (Except
May 16, 23 and 30) 2 hrs. Stroll through diverse
forest ecosystems and geologic wonders on the
way to towering cliff tops or summit views. Meet
at Sentinel Dome/Taft Point Trailhead on Glacier
Point Road. (NPS)
7:45pm Sunset Ranger Talk (Except May 16, 23 and
30) 30 mins. Glacier Point railing overlooking
Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra. (NPS)
9:00pm GLACIER POINT STARRY NIGHT SKIES
OVER YOSEMITE (June 13 Only) 1 hr.
Discover the stories of the night sky at Glacier
Point. Advanced registration required, details
available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6
for locations. (YH) $

Thursday

9:00pm GLACIER POINT STARRY NIGHT SKIES
OVER YOSEMITE (June 14 Only) 1 hr.
Discover the stories of the night sky at Glacier
Point. Advanced registration required, details
available at any tour & activity desk. See pg. 6
for locations. (YH) $

Friday

7:45pm Sunset Ranger Talk (Except May 18 and 25)
30 mins. Glacier Point railing overlooking
Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra. (NPS)
8:30pm Stars Over Yosemite (Except May 18 and 25)
Glacier Point amphitheater. Canceled if
overcast. (NPS)

Saturday

7:45pm Sunset Ranger Talk (Except May 19 and 26)
30 mins. Glacier Point railing overlooking
Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra. (NPS)
8:30pm Stars Over Yosemite (Except May 19 and 26)
Glacier Point amphitheater. Canceled if
overcast. (NPS)

North of Yosemite Valley

Tuolumne Meadows

*Tuolumne Meadows services, programs, and trailheads may not be available before June, check local postings for opening dates.

When the Tioga Road is open, the drive through Tuolumne Meadows at 8,600 feet above sea level (2,621 meters), provides a glimpse into the High Sierra. The Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River winds through broad sub-alpine meadows surrounded by even higher granite domes and peaks. This is the jumping off place for countless hikes, whether you venture out for a day or a week. Stop at the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center for information and trail conditions if you are considering hiking to Cathedral Lakes, Elizabeth Lake, Dog Lake, Lembert Dome, or along the Tuolumne River through Lyell Canyon. Stay on trails to protect this unique and fragile place. Check local postings for Ranger Programs in the area! .

Wilderness Center

The wilderness center is scheduled to open soon after the Tioga Road. Please check the website for hours of operation. Visit the wilderness center to learn about wilderness safety, plan trips, obtain wilderness permits and maps, and rent bear canisters. The Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center is located just south of Tioga Road, along the road to Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, across from shuttle stop #3.

Big Oak Flat Big Oak Flat Information Station

The Yosemite Conservancy Bookstore (only) will be open daily from 9am to 5pm, may close for lunch. Beginning May 24, the Information Station will be open daily from 8am to 5pm. The information station offers information about park activities, books, wilderness permits, trail information, bear canister rentals, and maps. Until May 24, wilderness permits for the Big Oak Flat Road and Tioga Road trailheads can be obtained by self-registration on the front porch and bear canisters can be rented inside the bookstore. The center is located just inside the park entrance on Hwy 120W.

Tuolumne Grove

The trailhead for the Tuolumne Grove, which consists of approximately 25 sequoias is near the intersection of the Big Oak Flat and Tioga roads at Crane Flat. The former route of the Big Oak Flat Road leads downhill from the parking area into the grove. The trail drops 500 feet (150 meters) in one mile. The way down can seem much easier than the uphill return. The trip is moderately strenuous on the uphill portion. Within the Tuolumne Grove there is an easy, half-mile nature trail. There is no potable water available. Be sure to bring drinking water with you.

Merced Grove

Yosemite’s quietest stand of sequoias is the Merced Grove, a group of about 20 big trees accessible only on foot. It’s a threemile round-trip hike (about 3 hours) into the grove. The trail drops down 1.5 miles making this a moderately strenuous hike on the uphill portion. There is no potable water at the parking area or down in the grove. Bring drinking water with you. The grove is located 3.5 miles north of Crane Flat and 4.5 miles south of the Big Oak Flat Entrance along the Big Oak Flat Road (Highway 120 West). The trail is marked by a sign and a post labeled B-10.

HETCH HETCHY, HODGDON MEADOW, AND CRANE FLAT
Programs start May 27, conditions permitting. See local postings for additional naturalist walks and campfire programs.

Sunday

9:00am JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM (Except May 20) 1 hr. All ages welcome. Exploration of the Hodgdon Meadow area, games, stories, etc. Meet at the Hodgdon Meadow Campground
campfire circle near the group campsites. Wear sturdy footwear and be prepared to walk. (NPS)

Monday

9:00am Hetch Hetchy Wildflower Bloom Monitoring Walk (Except May 21) 2 hrs. Join a ranger-naturalist to learn to identify wildflowers and help update a weekly bloom list for the first
mile of trail towards Wapama Falls from the O’Shaughnessy Dam. Wear sturdy footwear and bring sun protection and water. Meet at the dam at 9am or catch up along the way. (NPS)

Tuesday

4:00pm Ranger on the Dam (Except May 15, 22, and June 12) Stop by anytime during this hour and talk with a ranger-naturalist to learn about the Hetch Hetchy Valley and O’Shaughnessy Dam. (NPS)
8:30pm Yosemite Night Sky (Except May 15, 22, and June 12) 2 hrs. Crane Flat area. Make reservations at the Big Oak Flat information station or call 209/379-1899. (NPS)

Wednesday

1:00pm Giant Sequoia Walk (Except May 16 and 23) 45 mins. Join a ranger-naturalist for a walk through the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias to learn about these fascinating trees. Meet
at the picnic tables at the lower end of the Tuolumne Grove, a mile walk downhill from the parking area. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. (NPS)
2:00pm Giant Sequoia Walk (Except May 16 and 23) 45 mins. Join a ranger-naturalist for a walk through the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias to learn about these fascinating trees. Meet at
the picnic tables at the lower end of the Tuolumne Grove, a mile walk downhill from the parking area. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. (NPS)
7:00pm Twilight Meadow Observation and Sketching Walk (Except May 16 and 23) 1 hr. Meet at the Hodgdon Meadow Campground campfire circle near the group campsites.
Leisurely walk with stops. Wear sturdy footwear. Supplies provided if needed. (NPS)

Thursday

8:00am Coffee with a Ranger (Except May 17 and 24) 1 hr. Stop by anytime during this hour to learn about the park. Bring your own mug and your questions. Hodgdon Meadow
Campground. Check kiosk posting for location. (NPS)

Friday

7:00pm Bears and Other Wildlife Walk (Except May 18 and 25) 1 hr. Learn about some of the amazing creatures who call Yosemite home. Meet at the Hodgdon Meadow Campground
campfire circle, near the group campsites. Wear sturdy footwear. (NPS)

Saturday

8:00am Coffee with a Ranger (Except May 19 and 26) 1 hr. Stop by anytime during this hour to learn about the park. Bring your own mug and your questions. Hodgdon Meadow
Campground. Check kiosk posting for location. (NPS)
1:00pm Giant Sequoia Walk (Except May 19 and 26) 45 mins. Join a ranger-naturalist for a walk through the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias to learn about these fascinating trees. Meet
at the picnic tables at the lower end of the Tuolumne Grove, a mile walk downhill from the parking area. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. (NPS)
2:00pm Giant Sequoia Walk (Except May 19 and 26) 45 mins. Join a ranger-naturalist for a walk through the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias to learn about these fascinating trees. Meet at
the picnic tables at the lower end of the Tuolumne Grove, a mile walk downhill from the parking area. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. (NPS)

April 4–May 15

YOSEMITE VALLEY VISITOR CENTER AND BOOKSTORE

The Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and Yosemite Conservancy Bookstore are open from 9am to 5pm. They are located west of the main post office, near shuttle stops #5 and #9. The facility offers information, maps, and books. Explore the exhibits and learn how Yosemite’s landscape formed and how people interact with it.

YOSEMITE FILMS

Two films are shown daily, every half-hour beginning at 9:30am, except on Sundays when the first showing is at noon. The last film is at 4:30pm. Ken Burns’ Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit plays on the hour and The Spirit of Yosemite plays on the half- hour, in the Theater behind the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.

YOSEMITE MUSEUM

Located in Yosemite Village next to the Valley Visitor Center. The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm, may close for lunch.

MUSEUM GALLERY

Yosemite Renaissance 33 Art Exhibit The Yosemite Renaissance exhibit will be on display through May 6, 2018. Founded in 1985, Yosemite Renaissance is a prestigious exhibit with a long history, and a reputation for excellence. The exhibit opens in the heart of Yosemite Valley, then travels to other art centers across California.

The work selected for the exhibit presents creative interpretations of Yosemite and the California Sierra Nevada region, celebrates the environment, and inspires a new generation of people to understand, preserve and protect our wild lands and natural places.
This year, 64 works were chosen from 820 entries. The exhibit includes paintings, textiles, photographs and 3-dimensional works by artists from across the country, selected to inspire a new generation of people to understand, preserve and protect our wild lands and natural places.

The Museum Gallery is open 10am to Noon and 1pm to 4pm daily.

INDIAN CULTURAL EXHIBIT

Explore the cultural history of Yosemite’s Miwok and Paiute people from 1850 to the present. Visit with Indian Cultural Demonstrators and see demonstrations of traditional skills such as stone tool making, basket weaving, beadwork, flutes, etc. Open daily from 9am – 5pm. May close for lunch.

YOSEMITE MUSEUM STORE

The store offers books and traditional American Indian arts, crafts and jewelry. Open daily from 9am to 5pm, may close for lunch.

THE ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY

Open daily 9am-5pm

EXHIBIT

February 25 - April 7 Michael Frye
Light and Land: Photographs by Michael Frye

NEW EXHIBIT

April 8 – May 19 Alan Ross
The Language of Light
Yosemite and Alan Ross have a storied history. Mr. Ross has been photographing this hallowed valley since he first came to work for Ansel Adams in 1974. Many adventures followed — the camera in tow as he developed his language of light.
In Alan’s own words:

‘For me, a photograph is very much a kind of language. It can be as practical and unadornedasanentryinanencyclopedia. It can be a chapter in a novel, or it can be haiku. And for those of us to whom words do not come easily, a photograph is a language that allows us to express who we are and how we respond to the world around us. I have used this “language of light” for more than 40 years.’

Love, respect, admiration, sensuality, challenge, triumph, power, joy, awe, humility...all are more clearly and eloquently expressed through images like “Spring Rain,” “Tenacity Defined,” or “Cabin Tetons,” than any words I could conjure.’ My visual interests have no real boundaries. I find equal inspiration in architecture, humor, irony, grand landscapes and the tiniest of details. I take great pleasure in noticing how shapes, tones and textures can tell a story or express an emotion.’

I don’t make photographs to hide them away in a box; making a print and having someone respond with an understanding into who I am, what I think, what I feel, and how I view my place in the universe is my reward.’ The Ansel Adams Gallery has hosted a series of exhibitions throughout the years that showcase Mr. Ross’ unique vision, and we are excited to continue this tradition. Between April 8th and May19th, 2018, The Language of Light will be on view in Yosemite Village, with a closing reception for Mr. Ross on May 12th from 3-5pm. All are welcome to attend this event and we hope to see you there!

YOSEMITE CONSERVANCY ART PROGRAMS

Join Yosemite Conservancy for a range of activities at our art program’s new home: Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. This spring, take a class with a professional artist, drop in for an Open Studio session, browse supplies and original artwork, and more. The center is open daily, 9am to 4pm.

UPCOMING ART PROGRAMS

April 4-7 Mosaic Workshop with Nancy Meyers
April 9-14 Watercolor for Beginning and Returning Students with Steve Curl
April 16-21 Successful Acrylic Painting with Trowzers Akimbo
Apr 23-Apr 28 Watercolor Fundamentals with Trowzers Akimbo
Apr 30-May 5 Watercolor: Building from Three Colors with Juan Peña
May 7-May 12 Watercolor: Building from Three Colors with Juan Peña
May 14-May 19 Beginner Watercolor with Rita Randolph
Our volunteer instructors teach single- day classes Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm ($20 per person, per class). Classes are recommended for ages 12 and up, and are typically held outside. This year, we’re also offering multiday art adventure programs thatcombinecamping, hikingandcreativity. To learn more and register for any of our art programs, go to bit.ly/yosemite-art, email artcenter@yosemiteconservancy.org, or visit us at Happy Isles!

SEE A YOSEMITE THEATER SHOW

Yosemite Conservancy’s theater program offers entertainment and inspiration through live performances, educational presentations and beautiful films. All shows start at 7pm at the Yosemite Theater, located at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, shuttle bus stops #5 & #9. Get your tickets ($10 per person, free tickets for children under age 12) at Yosemite Conservancy Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see p. 6 for locations) or at the theater before show time. The 2018 theater season starts April 7.

Yosemite Search and Rescue (Tuesdays) Hear stories about emergency response missions in the park from Yosemite’s expert Search and Rescue rangers.
John Muir Series: Conversation with a Tramp (Wednesdays). Meet John Muir in the early 1900s, as he receives news on the fate of Hetch Hetchy Valley. Live performance by Lee Stetson.
John Muir Series: John Muir is Back! (Thursdays). As modern-day environmental woes threaten his beloved planet, Muir urges us to become better stewards of the natural world. Live performance by Lee Stetson.

Growing up in Yosemite: the Spirited Life of Florence Hutchings (Fridays). Travel back to the 19th century to see what life was like for a spirited girl growing up in Yosemite Valley. Live performance by Audrey Davis.

Return to Balance: A Climber’s Journey (Saturdays). Join rock-climber Ron Kauk for a film and conversation celebrating Yosemite’s vertical world.

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

SUNDAY

9:30am JUNIOR RANGER TALK 15 min. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9 (NPS)
10:00am Ranger Walk- Wild About Bears (except May 6 ,13) 1.5 hrs. Front of Yosemite Museum, near shuttle stop #5/#9
11:00am OPEN STUDIO Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am-3pm. See pg. 4. (YC)
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge.(YH) 3:30pm Naturalist Stroll 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history on a guided hike! Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
7:00pm Evening Program on Yosemite’s Winter Wonders (Except April 29, May 6 and 13) 1 hr. Yosemite Valley Lodge Cliff Room. (YH)
7:30pm 7:30pm Photographing the Moonbow (Apr 29 only) 4.5 hrs. Join an expert photographer for an evening adventure to capture an elusive springtime phenomenon on camera. Register online: bit.ly/yosemiteadventures. See p. 1. (YC) $
8:00pm John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt: Yosemite 1903 (May 6 only) 1 hr. Tom Bopp, John Muir Historian & Celebrated YNP Musician, Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12 (SC)
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any Tour & Activity Desk (see p.
6 for locations.) (YH) $
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any tour & Activity Desk (see p.6 for locations.) (YH) $

MONDAY

8:30am Explore Yosemite’s Bird Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided bird-watching walk. Meet at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center (shuttle stop #16).
$10/person. (YC) $
10:00am Ranger Walk- Yosemite’s First People 1.5hrs. Front of Yosemite Museum, near shuttle stop #5/#9
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led class at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online: yosemiteconservancy.org/yosemite-art-center.
Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. See pg. 4. (YC) $
11:00am OPEN STUDIO Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am-3pm. See pg. 4. (YC) 1:00pm Ansel Adams’ Legacy and Your Digital Camera photography class 4 hrs. Sign up and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery (TAAG) $
1:00pm Explore Yosemite’s Plant Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided botany walk. Meet at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center (shuttle stop #16). $10/ person. (YC) $
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge.(YH) 3:30pm Naturalist Stroll 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history on a guided hike! Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
7:00pm Evening Program on the Spirit of Yosemite (Except April 30, May 7 and 14) 1 hr. Yosemite Valley Lodge Cliff Room. (YH)
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any Tour & Activity Desk (see p.6 for locations.)

TUESDAY

9:00am Camera Walk Sign up in advance at The Ansel Adams Gallery and meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel 1.5 hrs. (TAAG) 10:00am Ranger Walk- Geology (except May 1, 8, 15) 1.5 hrs. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led class at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online: yosemiteconservancy.org/yosemite-art-center. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. See pg. 4. (YC) $
11:00am OPEN STUDIO Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am-3pm. See pg. 4. (YC) 1:00pm In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams photography class 4 hrs. Sign up and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery (TAAG) $
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge.(YH) 3:00pm Ranger Walk- Wild About Bears (May 1, 8, 15 only) 1.5hrs. Lower Pines Amphitheater, near shuttle stop #19
7:00pm Yosemite Theater – Yosemite Search and Rescue 1.5 hrs. Purchase tickets at Yosemite Conservancy Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see p. 6 for locations) or at the Yosemite Theater. See pg. 4 for details. (YC) $
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any Tour & Activity Desk (see p.6 for locations.)

5:30pm Vintage Music 4 hrs. Pianist/singer Tom Bopp performs songs and stories from Yosemite’s past in the Big Trees Lodge lobby. Historical programs available by request are usually given at 8:30pm. For details or to request a program, drop by the piano before 8pm, while Tom’s performing

WEDNESDAY

8:30am Explore Yosemite’s Bird Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided bird-watching walk. Meet at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center (shuttle stop #5 or #9).
$10/person. (YC) $
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led class at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online: yosemiteconservancy.org/yosemite-art-center. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. See pg. 4. (YC) $
10:00am Ranger Walk- Generations (except May 2, 9) 1.5 hrs. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9
11:00am OPEN STUDIO Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am-3pm. See pg. 4. (YC)
1:00pm Explore Yosemite’s Plant Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided botany walk. Meet at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center (shuttle stop #5 or #9). $10/ person. (YC) $
1:00pm Ansel Adams’ Legacy and Your Digital Camera photography class 4 hrs. Sign up and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery (TAAG) $
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge.(YH) 3:00pm Ranger Walk- Wild About Bears (May 2, 9 only) 1.5 hrs. Lower Pines Amphitheater, near shuttle stop #19
7:00pm Yosemite Theater – Join Muir Series: Conversation with a Tramp (except April 4 and April 11) 1.5 hrs. Purchase tickets at Yosemite Conservancy Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see p. 6 for locations) or at the Yosemite Theater. See pg. 4 for details. (YC) $
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any Tour & Activity Desk (see p.6 for locations.)

5:30pm Vintage Music 4 hrs. Pianist/singer Tom Bopp performs songs and stories from Yosemite’s past in the Big Trees Lodge lobby. Historical programs available by request are usually given at 8:30pm. For details or to request a program, drop by the piano before 8pm, while Tom’s performing

THURSDAY

9:00am Camera Walk Sign up in advance and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery 1.5 hrs (TAAG)
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led class at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online: yosemiteconservancy.org/yosemite-art-center. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. See pg. 4. (YC) $
10:00am Ranger Walk- Trees (Except May 3, 10) 1.5 hrs. The Yosemite Majestic Hotel, shuttle stop #3
11:00am OPEN STUDIO Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am-3pm. See pg. 4. (YC) 1:00pm Using Your Digital Camera 4 hrs. Sign up and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery (TAAG) $
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge.(YH) 3:00pm Ranger Walk- Wild About Bears (May 3 ,10 only) 1.5 hrs. Lower Pines Amphitheater, near shuttle stop #19
7:00pm Yosemite Theater – Join Muir Series: John Muir is Back! (except April 5 and April 12)1.5 hrs. Purchase tickets at Yosemite Conservancy Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see p. 6 for locations) or at the Yosemite Theater. See pg. 4 for details. (YC) $
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any Tour & Activity Desk (see p.6 for locations.)

5:30pm Vintage Music 4 hrs. Pianist/singer Tom Bopp performs songs and stories from Yosemite’s past in the Big Trees Lodge lobby. Historical programs available by request are usually given at 8:30pm. For details or to request a program, drop by the piano before 8pm, while Tom’s performing

FRIDAY

8:30am Explore Yosemite’s Bird Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided bird-watching walk. Meet at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center (shuttle stop #5 or #9).
$10/person. (YC) $
10:00am Ranger Walk- Wildlife (except May 4, 11) 1.5 hrs. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led class at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online: yosemiteconservancy.org/yosemite-art-center. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. See pg. 4. (YC) $
11:00am OPEN STUDIO Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am-3pm. See pg. 4. (YC) 1:00pm Explore Yosemite’s Plant Life 2 hrs. Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist for a guided botany walk. Meet at Yosemite Valley Visitor
Center (shuttle stop #5 or #9). $10/person. (YC) $
2:00pm Ranger Walk- Discovering Yosemite, An Insider’s Look (except May 4, 11) 1.5 hrs. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9 (NPS)
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge. (YH) & 3:00pm Ranger Walk- Wild About Bears (May 4, 11 only) 1.5 hrs. Lower Pines Amphitheater, near shuttle stop #19
7:00pm Yosemite Theater – Growing up in Yosemite: the Spirited Life of Florence Hutchings (except April 6)1.5 hrs. Purchase tickets at Yosemite Conservancy Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see p. 6 for locations) or at the Yosemite Theater. See pg. 4 for details. (YC) $
7:30pm Film - Ansel Adams 1hr. Yosemite Valley Lodge, check local listing for venue (TAAG)
8:00pm Along the John Muir Trail. Mt. Whitney to Half Dome (May 4 only) 1 hr. Lee Terkelsen, Nature and Historic Filmmaker, Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12 (SC)
8:00pm AMERICAN INDIAN FLUTE AND STORYTELLING (May 11 only) 1.5 hrs. Ben Cunningham-Summerfield, YNP Interpretive Ranger, Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12 (SC)
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any Tour & Activity Desk (see p.6 for locations.)
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any Tour & Activity Desk (see p.6 for locations.)

5:30pm Vintage Music 4 hrs. Pianist/singer Tom Bopp performs songs and stories from Yosemite’s past in the Big Trees Lodge lobby. Historical programs available by request are usually given at 8:30pm. For details or to request a program, drop by the piano before 8pm, while Tom’s performing

SATURDAY

9:00am Camera Walk Sign up in advance and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery 1.5 hrs (TAAG)
9:30am JUNIOR RANGER TALK (except April 21) 15 min. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9 (NPS) 9:30am JUNIOR RANGER WALK (April 21 only) 1 hr. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9 (NPS) 10:00am Ranger Walk- Ahwahneechee Stories and Games 1.5 hrs. Front of Yosemite Museum, near shuttle stop #5/#9
10:00am Art Class 4 hrs. Expert-led class at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Register online: yosemiteconservancy.org/yosemite-art-center. Drop-ins welcome if space is available. Ages 12+. See pg. 4. (YC) $
11:00am OPEN STUDIO Happy Isles Art and Nature Center. Self-guided activity, great for families, children and teens. Studio open 11am-3pm. See pg. 4. (YC) 1:00pm In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams photography class 4 hrs. Sign up and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery (TAAG) $
1:00pm JUNIOR RANGER WALK (April 21 only) 1 hr. Front of Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, near shuttle stop #5/#9 (NPS)
2:00pm Historic Majestic Hotel Tour 1 hr. Immerse yourself in the history of and meaning behind the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Meet at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Concierge.(YH) 3:00pm Fine Print Viewing 1hr. Sign up in advance and meet at The Ansel Adams Gallery. Very limited space (TAAG)
3:30pm Naturalist Stroll 1 hr. Uncover Yosemite’s natural and cultural history on a guided hike! Meet on the Majestic Yosemite Hotel back lawn. (YH)
7:00pm Yosemite Theater – Return to Balance: A Climber’s Journey 1.5 hrs. Purchase tickets at Yosemite Conservancy Bookstores, any Tour & Activity Desk (see p. 6 for locations) or at the Yosemite Theater. See pg. 4 for details. (YC) $
7:00pm Evening Program on Bears (Except April 28, May 5 and 12) hr. Yosemite Valley Lodge Cliff Room. (YH)
8:00pm Astrophotography in the Sierra Nevada under the Moon and Stars (May 5 only) 1 hr. Jeremy Evans, Nature Photographer and Filmmaker, Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12 (SC)
8:00pm Mount Diablo: A Study in Preserving Landscape (May 12 only) 1 hr. Stephen Joseph, California Landscape Photographer, Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, limited to 50 guests. Shuttle Stop #12 (SC)
9:00pm NIGHT PROWL 1 hr. Explore the night on a hike with a trained Naturalist! Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any Tour & Activity Desk (see p. 6 for locations.) (YH) $
9:00pm STARRY NIGHT SKIES OVER YOSEMITE 1 hr. Discover the stories of the night sky! Advanced registration required, tickets and information are available at any Tour & Activity Desk (see p. 6 for locations.) (YH) $

5:30pm Vintage Music 4 hrs. Pianist/singer Tom Bopp performs songs and stories from Yosemite’s past in the Big Trees Lodge lobby. Historical programs available by request are usually given at 8:30pm. For details or to request a program, drop by the piano before 8pm, while Tom’s performing

Last updated: May 14, 2018

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