SPRING HOURS:  Open Friday-Sunday from 10am-4pm.  Private tours are available during the other days of the week.
SPRING HOURS:  Open Friday-Sunday from 10am-4pm  Private tours are available during the other days of the week.

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!

I Serve Red Lodge Tours

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

If you serve Red Lodge, you are invited to YWS on Sundays in April for FREE! You matter to us and we appreciate you!  Free tours every Sunday in April from 1:00-2:00 pm.  Meet in the gift shop.  We look forward to seeing you. Retail Health Care City Workers Red Lodge Mountain & Golf Course Servers, Bartenders, Cooks Fire Station, Police, SAR IGA, Family Dollar, Pharmacy, etc.

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. See speaker series below. The day includes a visit throughout the Sanctuary. Presentations will take place in the Education Building from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the following order. Guests are welcome to stop in for the one that peaks their interest, or stay for all!   1.  Luke LaPointe (Land Steward and Big Sky Watershed Corps Member) and Lily Morris (Teacher Naturalist) from Montana Audubon Topic: Forest Health and Management in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 2. Eden Wondra, Red Lodge Dark Skies representative Topic: A Sky Worth Preserving: Dark Skies, Light Pollution, and the Effect on Wildlife in Red Lodge 3. Barb Beck (Regional Supervisor at Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Retired) Topic: Wildlife and Roads 4. Joe Josephson (New Director of Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Foundation Bio:Joe Josephson was born in Big Timber and raised in the Beartooths and currently serves as the Executive Director for the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation. With a diverse background working at the early Stillwater Mine, with the Forest Service during the '88 fires, publishing award-winning guidebooks to stopping foreign-backed gold mines next to Yellowstone, […]

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 camp responsibly in bear country. 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

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 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 Star Gazing Only $10.00 Adults, Seniors, Military Children – Free

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 can’t wait to celebrate! Limited edition t-shirts are available for pre-order (coming soon)9. Shirts bought for this event will raise funds to support enrichment for our raccoons, Cooper and Meeka.

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.