Yellowstone Forever Institute

Yellowstone Forever Institute


The true beauty of Yellowstone is that it offers a different experience for each visitor. No matter what area of the park interests you, we can help you gain a deeper connection to Yellowstone while you’re here.

The Yellowstone Forever Institute introduces thousands of students to the park’s natural wonders. Programs range from one day to three weeks in length, and highlight the park’s amazing wildlife, geothermal areas, rich history, and awe-inspiring wilderness.

Registration for Winter 2019-2020 begins July 31 for supporters at 8 a.m. MT. View the 2019-2020 Winter Catalog.

Registration opens to the general public on August 7. Not a Yellowstone Forever supporter yet? Yellowstone Forever supporters receive a $15 discount on Field Seminars. Those who aren’t yet supporters can join when registering for a program online.

Learn about our new Yellowstone Day Adventures program, offering a convenient, expert-led wildlife watching experience during the summer and winter seasons.

New this year: All winter Field Seminars have lodging dates and pricing built into the program. You will see rates for triple occupancy (lodging with two other participants), double occupancy (lodging with one other person), and single occupancy (cabin to yourself). Double and single occupancy options have limited availability on a first-come, first-served booking.


Private Tours

A truly customized experience for individuals and groups, with an adventure designed around your needs and interests.

Field Seminars

In-depth learning experiences led by experts in their field, with programs ranging from photography to wildlife to hiking or cross-country skiing.

Lodging & Learning

Programs are based at park hotels and include lodging, daily field trips, most meals, and in-park transportation.

Youth & College

Rich learning experiences that engage young people with the wonders of Yellowstone National Park.

Teacher Workshops

A selection of teacher-specific workshops designed specifically for educators.

Yellowstone Day Adventures

Wildlife viewing.

We’ll pick you up at dawn for a convenient, family-friendly wildlife watching experience.