Introduce little ones to the wonders of Yellowstone.

Explore Yellowstone

Introduce little ones to the wonders of Yellowstone with Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children's Discovery Center. Designed for infants to children up to age eight, this interactive exhibit showcases the science of Yellowstone National Park.

Children are invited to engage their senses and explore Yellowstone's features and creatures through touch, smell, sight, and sound. They can pump up a geyser, climb a fire tower, fish from a fishing bridge, set up a camp, or experience a miniature version of the iconic Old Faithful Inn. Visitors will encounter a fascinating collection of Yellowstone wildlife sculptures made from recycled materials throughout the exhibit. The center also offers the youngest visitors a dedicated Toddlers Camp play area. Please note that an adult must accompany all children.

The Explore Yellowstone is designed with children in mind, right down to the scaled-down restrooms. It's the perfect family-friendly introduction to Yellowstone National Park. To ensure a peaceful environment for families with small children, there are no geyser eruptions in the Martin Children's Discovery Center between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. daily, as these hours are designated as quiet time.

Operating Hours:

  • Daily: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Closed on July 10, and holidays.
  • Days and Hours open are subject to change based on staffing.