Bear Awareness Day to be rescheduled soon | SUMMER HOURS:  Open from 10am-4pm daily EXCEPT Tuesdays. Book tours early as they fill up quickly in the summer. 

Bear Awareness Day to be rescheduled soon | SUMMER HOURS: Open from 10am-4pm daily EXCEPT Tuesdays. Book tours early as they fill up quickly in the summer.

Switch the Screech Owl at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

At the Sanctuary

Bring your group on a field trip to the Sanctuary.

In the Classroom

We can bring the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary to you!

Winter and Summer Programs

Events and camps for the kids!

The Ecosystem

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is one of the largest nearly-intact temperate-zone ecosystems on earth.

A Culture of Care

Our natural world faces many challenges, and its well-being lies in the hands of upcoming generations. So here at the Sanctuary, we take our role in education very seriously. Our professional educators design and present programs that engage learners, provide authoritative information, and make the Sanctuary experience accessible to all. We work hard to inform, inspire, and cultivate a culture of care that bolsters the human-nature connection.

At the Sanctuary

At the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, your group will visit native wildlife up-close in safety, learning about the animals, their species, and wildlife conservation.

In the Classroom

When you are unable to visit Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, let YWS come to you! At your site, we can present a compelling program packed with information about the wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. 

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Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living.

Zenobia Barlow, Pioneer in sustainability education

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Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living.

Zenobia Barlow, Pioneer in sustainability education

Winter and Summer Programs

We’ve got a great lineup of events and our popular camps for the kids!

Campers get a hands-on look at YWS with activities including animal feedings, enrichment, food prep, and sketching the animals live!

Learn more about these unique and immersive programs.

The Ecosystem

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is in the temperate, or mild temperature, zone, and encompasses 22 million acres. It’s home to the largest concentration of wildlife, especially megafauna — large and impressive animals like bison, grizzly, moose, and elk — in the lower 48 states.

This wealth of wildlife is what the GYE is all about, and it’s also what the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is all about: providing lifelong sanctuary to animals that cannot live in the wild and telling their stories to visitors on-site and online. We strive to build appreciation for GYE and encourage conservation of this varied region and the natural world.

Podcasts

Learn more about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem! Listen to our podcast channel.