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.​

Winter Camp for Kids

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

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Earth Day Art Contest

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

Our annual Earth Day Art Contest has started! Submit art of your favorite Yellowstone Ecosystem animal by Earth Day weekend, April 23rd. Include a way to help wildlife, your name, […]

Spring Solstice Night Tour and Stargazing

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

We are partnering with the Red Lodge Dark Skies group once again for our Spring Solstice Night Tour and Stargazing Event. Come join for a Night Tour of our facility starting at 7:15pm to see what our animals are up to at night, learn about nocturnal behaviors, and the effects of light pollution. This will […]

Sanctuary Reopens for Spring & Summer Hours

Spring and summer are a great time to enjoy the Sanctuary and watch the animals at play in the warm sun! It’s also a great time for Tours and Animal Encounters. During this time of year, we recommend coming in the morning when the animals are most active! Please note the Sanctuary will be delaying […]

Earth Day Speaker Series

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

Come participate in our Earth Day Speaker Series as local organizations and scientists share the latest wildlife research and conservation efforts in our area and ways to get involved. Speakers include: Marian Kirst - Montana Moth Project Nora Goldhammer: Pollinators: How supporting pollinator with native plants can have a positive impact on the overall pollinator […]

Earth Day Block Party

Lions Park 300-398 Villard Ave N, Red Lodge

Each year we celebrate Earth Day with several other organizations in Red Lodge. You can volunteer at a Parks Clean Up in the morning, then head over for fun and education with several local organizations in the afternoon.

Beartooth Gallery & YWS- An Evening of Art and Wildlife

beartooth gallery 110 Broadway Ave S, Red Lodge, MT, United States

Join the YWS and Beartooth Gallery for a remarkable evening of art, light hors d'oeuvres, and wine celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary. You won't want to miss this event recognizing those who love animals and the Sanctuary. There is no cost for this event, yet donations to the 40th Anniversary campaign […]

Free

World Migratory Bird Day

ZooMontana 2100 Shiloh Rd, Billings, MT, United States

Join us in celebrating World Migratory Bird Day at ZooMontana! The ZooMontana Education team/volunteers will lead a bird walk, local bird/conservation organizations are invited to table, and multiple educational activities will be happening throughout the day.

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 […]

Little Keeper Camp

Our "Little Keeper Camp," is geared towards new little explorers of this world who have an affinity for animals. This camp is for kids ages 3-5, although being potty-trained is a requirement. Camp is from 9:30am -11:30am every other Monday of Summer.  Individually register for each camp. Dates of Camp June 12 June 26 July […]

Wild of Wonder Dinner

Black Canyon Bistro 116 Broadway Ave S, Red Lodge, Montanta

Join the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary at the Black Canyon Bistro for the premiere gala and fundraiser for the sanctuary. The Eder family of Red Lodge will be honored for their generous financial and volunteer support to the Sanctuary over many years. It will be an evening you won't forget. Wild Encounter - $140 per guest […]

Little Keeper Camp June 26

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

Our "Little Keeper Camp," is geared towards new little explorers of this world who have an affinity for animals. This camp is for kids ages 3-5, although being potty-trained is a requirement. Camp is from 9:30am -11:30am every other Monday of Summer.  Individually register for each camp. Dates of Camp June 26 July 10 July […]

Little Keeper Camp July 10

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

Our "Little Keeper Camp," is geared towards new little explorers of this world who have an affinity for animals. This camp is for kids ages 3-5, although being potty-trained is a requirement. Camp is from 9:30am -11:30am every other Monday of Summer.  Individually register for each camp. Dates of Camp July 10 July 24 August […]

Junior Keeper Summer Camp

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

The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary hosts Junior Keeper Camp each summer to inspire the next generation of animal caregivers. Camp is for kids ages 6-10. Join this year for 4 days of fun and learning! Camp is from July 17-20th, 9:30 am-12 pm. Kids will meet the keepers who take care of the Sanctuary animals, learn and help […]

Little Keeper Camp July 24

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

Our "Little Keeper Camp," is geared towards new little explorers of this world who have an affinity for animals. This camp is for kids ages 3-5, although being potty-trained is a requirement. Camp is from 9:30am -11:30am every other Monday of Summer.  Individually register for each camp. Dates of Camp July 24 August 7   […]

Fall Bear Awareness Day – September 16

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

In honor of bears' annual hibernation and the success of our last Bear Day, we will be hosting a Fall Bear Day on September 16th! Join us to learn more about bears and how to be bear-aware! We will be joined by the FWP Bear Awareness Trailer. Come learn how to protect yourself from bears […]

Little Keeper Camp August 7

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

Our "Little Keeper Camp," is geared towards new little explorers of this world who have an affinity for animals. This camp is for kids ages 3-5, although being potty-trained is a requirement. Camp is from 9:30am -11:30am every other Monday of Summer.  Individually register for each camp. Dates of Camp August 7    

Fun Run in Red Lodge

Red Lodge Red Lodge, MT

The Fun Run has raised millions of dollars for Red Lodge area nonprofits. The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is always involved, and often has staff and board members working as race coordinators and volunteers in addition to the educational booth we always set up.

Autum Equinox Star Party

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

We are partnering with the Red Lodge Dark Skies group once again for our Equinox Star Party on September 23 beginning at 7:15pm. Come join for a Night Tour of our facility starting at 7:15pm to see what our animals are up to at night, learn about nocturnal behaviors, and the effects of light pollution. […]

Raccoon 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 […]

Halloween at the Sanctuary

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

Change of date due to WeatherNovember 4 - Trick or Treat with our resident wildlife for a “hoooowling" good time! Trick or Treating is from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Guides Tour at 7:00 pm Come join the spooky fun!

Red Lodge Christmas Stroll

Downtown Red Lodge Red Lodge, MT

If you’ve never been here for Red Lodge’s annual Christmas Stroll, your holiday season is missing some of its magic. For two evenings, downtown shops open their doors late with goodies and treats, while the entire town turns out for the kind of holiday cheer and goodwill that keeps the hearth fires burning ‘til spring.

Free

Hearts Gone Wild

Pollard Hotel - Hemingway Room 2 Broadway Ave N, Red Lodge, MT, United States

A Wild of Wonder Valentines’ Event Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary: Hearts Gone Wild Friday, February 9, 2024 Pollard Hotel - Hemingway Room, 2 Broadway Ave N, Red Lodge, MT  The Event […]