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Yellowstone National Park
Junior Ranger Led Activities
Spring and Summer 2017



Both children and adults benefit by learning more about the park and sharing the fun of becoming a Junior Ranger. Please see this link for more detailed information on Junior Ranger and Young Scientist Programs.


When you have completed the number of activities you are required to do, you take the paper to any ranger station and they will announce that you have completed the program and present you with your Junior Ranger Patch. Cool! We have listed a few of the topics below to give you some idea of what to expect.


Canyon Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Canyon Talks at Artist Point (May 27 to September 4)
From a classic viewpoint, enjoy Lower Falls, the Yellowstone River, and the spectacular colors of the canyon from a classic viewpoint, while learning about the area's natural and human history. Discover why artists and photographers continue to be drawn to this special place. Join a ranger on the lower platform at Artist Point on the South Rim Drive for this short talk. *11 am talk designed for families with children of Junior Ranger age. 20 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

5/28–9/3
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

5/29–9/4
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

5/30–8/29
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

5/31–8/30
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

6/1–8/31
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

6/2–9/1
2:00 pm
2:30 pm

5/27–9/2
Junior Ranger Wildlife Olympics (June 7 to August 23)
Kids can test their skills and compare their abilities to the animals in Yellowstone. How far can you jump? How well can you see and smell? Scheduled Wednesdays between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Stay for as little or as long as your plans allow. Near Canyon Visitor Education Center.
      12:00 pm
to
3:00 pm

6/7–8/23
     
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Grant Village Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Junior Ranger Discovery Program (Jun 11 to Aug 26)
Investigate and discover the many curiosities of Yellowstone during this interactive program geared towards kids 4–13 years and up. Meet at the Grant Village Pavilion, located behind the Visitor Center along the edge of the Lake. 30 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
11:30 am

6/11–8/20
11:30 am

6/12–8/14
11:30 am

6/13–8/22
11:30 am

6/14–8/23
11:30 am

6/15–8/24
11:30 am

6/16–8/25
11:30 am

6/17–8/26
Ranger Rendezvous (Jun 11 to September 4)
This early evening program is designed for the young and young at heart. Learn more about Yellowstone’s diverse geology, history, or wildlife riches. Daily programs are posted at the Grant Visitor Center. Meet on the back porch of the Grant Visitor Center. 30 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
7:00 pm

6/11–9/3
7:00 pm

6/12–9/4
7:00 pm

6/13–8/29
7:00 pm

6/14-8/30
7:00 pm

6/15–8/31
7:00 pm

6/16–9/1
7:00 pm

6/17–9/2

Madison Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Junior Ranger Station Activities (June 3 to Sep 4)
Learn about Yellowstone's wonderful wildlife, geysers, history and much more! This is a great opportunity to complete the ranger–led activity required to earn your Junior Ranger patch. These family programs are geared towards kids of Junior Ranger age (5-12). Meet at the Junior Ranger Station at Madison Junction. 30 minutes. Accessible with assistance.
Handicapped Accessible
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/4–9/3
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/5–9/4

* Not Available 8/21 *
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/6–8/29
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/7–8/30
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/8–8/31
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/9–9/1
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm

6/3–9/2

Mammoth Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Junior Ranger Wildlife Olympics (June 9 to August 25)
Kids can test their skills and compare their abilities to the animals of Yellowstone. How far can you jump? How well can you see and smell? Stay for as little or as long as your plans allow. Meet in front of the Albright Visitor Center
            12:00 pm
to
3:00 pm

6/9–8/25

Old Faithful Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Old Faithful Junior Ranger (Jun 11 to Aug 20)
Learn about Yellowstone’s wonderful wildlife, geysers, history and much more. This is a great opportunity to complete the ranger-led activity required to earn your Junior Ranger patch. These family programs are geared towards kids 5–12 years old. While it is not required, you can purchase a Junior Ranger booklet at the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center Meet near the Old Faithful yurts, east of the Visitor Education Center. 30 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
10:00 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

6/11–8/20
10:00 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

6/12–8/14
10:00 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

6/13–8/15
10:00 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

6/14–8/16
10:00 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

6/15–8/17
10:00 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

6/16–8/18
10:00 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

6/17–8/19
Junior Ranger Wildlife Olympics (Jun 12 to Aug 14)
Kids can test their skills and compare their abilities to the animals of Yellowstone. How far can you jump? How well can you see and smell? Stay for as little or as long as your plans allow. Meet at the Wildlife Olympics tent between the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center and Old Faithful Geyser. 30 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
  12:00 pm
to
3:00 pm

6/12–8/14
         
Young Scientist Investigation (June 14 to August 30)
Are the geysers alive? Is the volcano still active? Be a Citizen Scientist for the day and investigate these questions and more. Using the Young Scientist booklet as a guide, explore the Upper Geyser Basin with a park ranger. While it is not required, you can purchase a booklet at the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Meet at Castle Geyser, ½-mile west of Old Faithful (15-minute walk from the Visitor Education Center). 1.25 hours.
      12:00 pm
1:45 pm

6/14–8/30
     
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Star Talks Spring and Summer Ranger Led Activities


Yellowstone Star Talks Page


Yellowstone Junior Ranger Page



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Grant Norris West Yellowstone
Indian Creek Old Faithful Wildlife Olympics
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