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Old Faithful Ranger Led Activities
Spring and Summer 2016



Old Faithful Ranger Led Activities - Yellowstone National Park
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Experiencing Wildlife in Yellowstone (May 28 to Sep 5)
Whether you're hiking a backcountry trail, camping, or just enjoying the park's amazing wildlife from the road, this workshop is for you and your family. In this interactive demonstration, park rangers will help you learn where to look for animals and how to safely enjoy your wildlife watching experience. Meet outside on the geyser side of the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. 20 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
11:00 am
4:00 pm

5/29–9/4
11:00 am
4:00 pm

5/30–9/5
11:00 am
4:00 pm

5/31–8/30
11:00 am
4:00 pm

6/1–8/31
11:00 am
4:00 pm

6/2–9/1
11:00 am
4:00 pm

6/3–9/2
11:00 am
4:00 pm

5/28–9/3
Geyser Discovery Stroll (May 28 to September 5)
Learn about one of the rarest geological features on earth—geysers! Explore the world of geysers in the Upper Geyser Basin. Meet at Castle Geyser, .5 mile west of Old Faithful (15 minute walk from the Visitor Education Center). 1.5 hours.
4:30 pm

5/29–9/4
4:30 pm

5/30–9/5
4:30 pm

5/31–8/30
4:30 pm

6/1–8/31
4:30 pm

6/2–9/1
4:30 pm

6/3–9/2
4:30 pm

5/28–9/3
Geysers Galore! (May 28 to September 5)
Take a quick peek at Yellowstone's fascinating geysers and visible geologic story. Meet a park ranger at the benches in front of Old Faithful near the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. 10 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
3:45 pm

5/29–9/4
12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
3:45 pm

5/30–9/5
12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
3:45 pm

5/31–8/30
12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
3:45 pm

6/1–8/31
12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
3:45 pm

6/2–9/1
12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
3:45 pm

6/3–9/2
12:15 pm
12:45 pm
1:15 pm
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
2:45 pm
3:15 pm
3:45 pm

5/28–9/3
Geyser Hill Walk (May 28 to September 5)
Explore the heart of the world’s greatest concentration of geysers and learn about the relationship between Yellowstone's volcanic history and hydrothermal features on this 1.25-mile walk. Meet outside on the geyser side of the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Moderately strenuous. 1.5 hours.
8:30 am

5/29–9/4
8:30 am

5/30–9/5
8:30 am

5/31–8/30
8:30 am

6/1–8/31
8:30 am

6/2–9/1
8:30 am

6/3–9/2
8:30 am

5/28–9/3
Old Faithful Evening Program (May 28 to September 5)
Ranger Campfire Programs - Yellowstone National ParkExplore a fascinating aspect of Yellowstone's natural or cultural wonders in a nightly slide presentation. Meet in the theater of the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Check at the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center for program titles and descriptions. 45 minutes.
Handicapped Accessible
7:00 pm

5/29–9/4
7:00 pm

5/30–9/5
7:00 pm

5/31–8/30
7:00 pm

6/1–8/31
7:00 pm

6/2–9/1
7:00 pm

6/3–9/2
7:00 pm

5/28–9/3
Yellowstone for Kids (May 28 to September 5)
Kids will discover some of the wonders of Yellowstone during this interactive presentation. Meet outside of the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center (geyser side) for this outdoor program. 20 minutes. Accessible.
Handicapped Accessible
10:00 am
5:00 pm

5/29–9/4
10:00 am
5:00 pm

5/30–9/5
10:00 am
5:00 pm

5/31–8/30
10:00 am
5:00 pm

6/1–8/31
10:00 am
5:00 pm

6/2–9/1
10:00 am
5:00 pm

6/3–9/2
10:00 am
5:00 pm

5/28–9/3
Black Sand Walk (June 5 to September 5)
Discover a lesser–known gem through one of Yellowstone's most striking hydrothermal areas. Learn about volcanic geology on this .5 mile walk. Meet at Black Sand Basin parking lot, one mile north of Old Faithful. 1 hour.
1:00 pm

6/5–9/4
1:00 pm

6/6–9/5
1:00 pm

6/7–8/30
1:00 pm

6/8–8/31
1:00 pm

6/9–9/1
1:00 pm

6/10–9/2
1:00 pm

6/11–9/3
Centennial Stroll around Old Faithful (June 5 to Sep 7)
Celebrate 100 years of history. Gain insight into Yellowstone's dynamic past on this easy ¾-mile walk to view dramatic hot springs and geysers. Meet outside on the geyser side of the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. 45 minutes.
9:30 am

6/5–9/4
9:30 am

6/6–9/5
9:30 am

6/7–8/30
9:30 am

6/8–8/31
9:30 am

6/9–9/1
9:30 am

6/10–9/2
9:30 am

6/11–9/3
Mystic Falls Walk (June 6 to September 5)
Explore a special part of the Yellowstone Ecosystem while enjoying this 2.5-mile walk through Biscuit Basin to Mystic Falls. Meet at the Firehole River Bridge adjacent to the Biscuit Basin parking lot, 2 miles north of Old Faithful. Moderately strenuous. 1.5 hours.
  9:00 am

6/6–9/5
  9:00 am

6/8–8/31
  9:00 am

6/10–9/2
 
Wildlife Olympics for Kids (June 6 to August 22)
Test your skills and compare your abilities to animals in Yellowstone. How far can you jump? How well can you see and smell? Take part anytime between noon and 3 pm near the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center. Stay for as little or as long as your plans allow.
  12:00 pm
to
3:00 pm

6/6–8/22
         
Young Scientist Investigation (June 6 to August 29)
Are the geysers alive? Is the volcano still active? 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). 1¼ hours.
  12:00 pm
1:45 pm

6/6–8/29
         
Activity Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Safe Solar Observing - Stars Over Yellowstone
Place Old Faithful Visitor Center
Title Safe Solar Observing
Description Safely view the sun through telescopes. Great for the whole family.
Dates June 11th and July 9th - Saturdays
Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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