Family Fun at the Wildlife Olympics - 2009

The Wildlife OlympicsHow far can you jump? How well can you smell?  Test your skills and compare your abilities with those of animals in Yellowstone. Who can run faster -- a bison, a ground squirrel, or you?

As part of its popular Junior Ranger program, Yellowstone National Park is now offering the Wildlife Olympics, a fun new learning activity for children ages 5-12.

The following are scheduled dates and locations for upcoming Wildlife Olympics.  Stop by anytime between the hours listed below.  Stay as long or as short as your schedule allows.  It's free, and all participants earn a "Wild About Yellowstone" tattoo!


Thursday, July 16

12 - 4 pm

Madison Junior Ranger Station


Thursday, July 23

10 am - 2 pm

Mammoth Hot Springs, across from the Albright Visitor Center on the Parade Grounds


Tuesday, August 4

12 - 4 pm

Madison Junior Ranger Station


Wednesday, August 12

10 am - 2 pm

Canyon Village, near the Canyon Visitor Education Center 


Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Activity PapersEvery day, all summer long, any children between the ages of 5 and 12 can become a Junior Ranger! Stop by any Park visitor center or the Junior Ranger Station located at Madison Junction for details on how your children can learn more about Yellowstone, and have a lot of fun doing it.  Ranger-led programs especially for Junior Rangers and their families are offered at most areas.  Just purchase the official Junior Ranger newspaper for $3 and complete the program requirements.  Upon completion, participating children will be awarded a special Junior Ranger patch. Learn more>>

Watch a brief video about various Programs for Kids in Yellowstone (2 min, 21 sec)

Junior Ranger PatchesDon’t worry, there’s fun for grown-ups too! Watch a brief video about Ranger-Led Programs for adults and families (2 min, 6 sec)


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