Open select times on Weekdays* only.

Explore Yellowstone

As the museum continues to resume and reimagine our public programming, we are happy to share that Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children’s Discovery Center welcomes you for weekday visitation sessions through the summer.

Weekdays beginning June 14* Summer Hours
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children’s Discovery Center welcomes you for weekday visitation times and with a 30-person (adult + child) room capacity limit.

  • Reservations are not required or offered.
  • Adults and children may come and go during these two, weekday sessions while maintaining a 30-person (adult + child) room capacity limit.

* Explore Yellowstone will be closed on the weekends, June 24 – 25, July 5, July 19 – 23, and Sept. 16 – 17.

About the Exhibition

This exhibit is sure to please learners of all ages. Based on the science of Yellowstone National Park and geared towards infants through children up to the age of eight, the center is an excellent introduction to little ones about the wonders of Yellowstone.

Young visitors are encouraged to explore and follow signs to touch, smell, look, or listen to Yellowstone features and creatures. Visitors can pump up a geyser, climb a fire tower, fish from the fishing bridge, set up a camp, or enjoy a miniature version of the Old Faithful Inn. An amazing array of Yellowstone wildlife constructed from recycled materials greets visitors at every turn. The center even has a Toddlers Camp play area for very young visitors. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The entire center is designed with children in mind including the restrooms which are scaled down for children.

If you’re traveling to Yellowstone National Park, this is a great way to introduce it to the whole family.

Please Note: There are no geyser eruptions in the Martin Children's Discovery Center between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. daily. This is in consideration of visiting families with small children who may be sensitive to the noise. Supervision is required for all children.