Introduce little ones to the wonders of Yellowstone.

Explore Yellowstone

Based on the science of Yellowstone National Park and geared towards infants through children up to age eight, Explore Yellowstone in the Martin Children's Discovery Room 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's 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.


Daily | 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.
Closed January 3 – 5 for annual maintenance
Closed on holidays. Hours are subject to change depending on staffing.

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 noise.