WINTER HOURS: Closed from January through March.  Private tours are available during this time.
WINTERHOURS: Closed from January through March.  Private tours are available during this time.​

Spring Equinox Party March 20

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Guided night tour of the Sanctuary with information on nighttime behaviors of each species at YWS. Great fun to see active nocturnal wildlife! At the conclusion of the tour, the stars and planets will perform as Dark Skies host an opportunity to view the Spring Equinox. Tour and Star Gazing Purchase tickets the day of […]

Earth Day Art Contest

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Submit art of your favorite Yellowstone Ecosystem animal by April 21st. Include a way to help wildlife, your name, and contact information for a chance to win! Voting will take place in the Education Building where the art will be hung throughout April and May. Winners will be announced by May 31st!

Paint and Sip

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Join local artist Janice Polzin for a painting experience and lots of fun. Our last paint with Janice was a huge success. Artists will paint one of our beautiful animals with professional painting tips. Sign up now! Limited to 15 participants $45 - members get a discount Materials, paint, and something to sip provided. Come […]

Earth Day

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

YWS celebrates Earth Day with presentations on the environment, wildlife, and creatures of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Check back for a list of speakers and activities. The day includes a visit throughout the Sanctuary.

Mother’s Day

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Bring mom to celebrate Mother’s day as YWS’ guest and Mom enjoys a discount in the gift shop.

Bear Awareness Day

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Come learn more about bears! Activities include crafts for kids, special keeper chats about bears, and a learning station where you can find out more about bear conservation and research, and what to do if you see a bear. We will set up a sample campsite in the bear enclosure to teach you how to […]

Father’s Day

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Bring dad to visit as YWS’s guests and Dad enjoys a discount in the gift shop.

Bison Birthday Party

Come celebrate Speedy's birthday. Purchase tickets the day of in the gift shop: $15.00 Adults $12.00 Seniors and Military $ 6.00 Children Members $10.00 Adults (no other discounts applied for Sr or Military) $ 4.00 Children

YWS Paint and Sip

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Join local artist Janice Polzin for a painting experience and lots of fun. Artists will paint one of our beautiful animals with professional painting tips. Sign up now! Limited to 15 participants $45 (members receive a discount) Materials, paint, and something to sip provided.

Grandparents Day

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Come visit the Sanctuary on Grandparents day. Grandparents free - with or without - their grandchildren.

Fall Equinox Party

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Guided night tour of the Sanctuary with information on nighttime behaviors of each species at YWS. Great fun to see active nocturnal wildlife! At the conclusion of the tour, the stars and planets will perform as Dark Skies host an opportunity to view the Fall Equinox. Tour and Star Gazing Purchase tickets the day of […]

International Racoon Appreciation Day

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

It’s the best day of the year! It’s a day to celebrate and learn more about raccoons and appreciate a number of species that are widely considered “pests”. Join us at the Sanctuary for special raccoon-themed activities, limited edition t-shirts, special raccoon feeding and enrichment, and to celebrate this often underrated species! Meeka and Cooper […]

Howl-o-Ween

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary 615 2nd St East, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Join us at the sanctuary - Kids can paint pumpkins, trick, or treat with the animals, and see the sanctuary.