Yellowstone for Families

Create unforgettable family memories through activities geared toward children and adults.


Includes four nights at the Grant Village and daily breakfast and lunch

Yellowstone for Families

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  • $1,785 per person, double occupancy ($1,085 per child)
  • $5,725 family of four (2 adults, 2 children in one room)
  • $2,485 per person, single occupancy
  • Three boxed breakfasts and three boxed lunches per person
  • In-park transportation
  • Junior Ranger booklet per child

This family learning adventure will connect children and adults to Yellowstone’s most popular features. You’ll spend four days and nights making lifelong memories of the world’s first national park through activities that integrate scientific observation, art, and more.

Children will complete the requirements of the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Program, and the week will end with the ceremonial presentation of Junior Ranger patches by a National Park Service ranger.

Start dates: May 30, 31, June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
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“This was the most memorable experience, and we will be talking about it for a long time to come. Our guide was unbelievably knowledgeable about everything in the park. I mean EVERYTHING. He was patient and taught the kids everything with hands-on learning. We saw wildlife galore, amazing waterfalls and canyons, and geysers and hot springs. There was never any rushing through anything, and our guide was there to explain anything we needed to know. We were lucky to tour with 2 other wonderful families. The kids became best of friends in minutes, and the adults did too. We are already planning how we can get together again.

I could go on and on forever about this trip. All I have to say is, if you have kids between the ages of 8 and 12 and it’s not on your bucket list, add it.”

PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 1 Welcome and Orientation

Participants are welcome to check into the Grant Village beginning at 4:30 p.m. After checking in, guests will meet a Yellowstone Forever field educator for an orientation. Education staff will go over the program itinerary, discuss clothing and equipment needed for daily outings, and answer any questions participants may have. Guests are responsible for dinner on their own and will be spending this night at Grant Village.

7:00 p.m. Orientation at Grant Village Meeting Room
Specific room to be determined; ask front desk for directions.

Day 2 Hayden Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

This day families will travel north to Hayden Valley for wildlife watching. The group will enjoy hiking and sightseeing along the rims of the iconic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The field educator will lead the group to locations where the group can enjoy breathtaking views of this colorful canyon and its magnificent waterfalls. Guests are responsible for dinner on their own and will be spending this night at Grant Village.

7:00 a.m. Depart Grant Village
Hot beverages and box breakfast in the field
Hiking and sightseeing around the Grand Canyon Area
Deli lunch in the field

3:00 p.m. Return to Grant Village

Day 3 Old Faithful

Families will explore a myriad of captivating thermal features in the Old Faithful area and beyond. The field educator will introduce the group to the exciting geology of the Yellowstone volcano and underground magma chamber – learn how geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles are formed. The group will delve into the science behind the vivid colors surrounding the hot springs and the microscopic life found in them. In the afternoon, families will have the opportunity to sit in a quiet spot and reflect. Guests are responsible for dinner on their own and will be spending this night at Grant Village.

8:00 a.m. Depart Grant Village
Hot beverages and box breakfast in the field
Explore Old Faithful area geyser basins and geology activities
Deli lunch in the field

4:00 p.m. Return to Grant Village

Day 4 Junior Rangers and Yellowstone Lake

On this final day, participants will get to spend time hiking and sightseeing around the Yellowstone Lake area. Participants will enjoy breathtaking mountain and lakeshore scenery. The field educator will cater the entire day to the group’s interests. In the afternoon, children will be sworn in as Yellowstone Junior Rangers at a ceremony with a National Park Service Ranger. Guests are responsible for dinner on their own and will be spending this night at Grant Village.

9:00 a.m. Depart Grant Village
Hot beverages and box breakfast in the field
Hike and other activities
Deli lunch in the field
Junior Ranger Ceremony

4:00 p.m. Return to Grant Village

Day 5 Check Out and Departure

Pricing

2022 Package Rates*

  • $1785 per person, double occupancy ($1085 per child)
  • $5725 family of four (2 adults, 2 children in one room)
  • $2485 per person, single occupancy

*Rates include taxes, fees and gratuity. (Exception: The NPS Entrance fee is not included and Lodging & Learning packages do not include gratuity for Yellowstone Forever Field Educator and are at the discretion of the participants.) Rates, taxes and fees subject to change and based on approved local, state, and NPS fees at the time of the session date.

Package is offered every Monday from May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 and every Tuesday from May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16.  Max: 13 participants; Min: 4 participants.  Min age is 8 years old.

What’s included?

  • (4) nights lodging at Grant Village – Deluxe Room
  • Most meals, to include:
    • (3) breakfasts
    • (3) lunches
  • In-park transportation via a 14-passenger minibus
  • World class educational programming with a Yellowstone Forever field educator
  • A Nalgene water bottle (gift item)
  • One Junior Ranger booklet per child
  • Field equipment as needed