Want to learn more about our beautiful Grand Canyon? Grand Canyon National Park Service offers incredible educational programs daily for all ages and skill levels.  

8 am Daily Guided Rim Walk (Meet at Bright Angel Trailhead)
2 mile (3.2 km) paved walk. Bring water, sunscreen, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Learn about the natural world on a 2 hour walk along the canyon rim. Topics vary and may include: how nature inspires writers and poets, rare and endangered species, or American Indian use of plants and animals. Family Friendly.

9 am – 4 pm Daily Hawk Migration Observation Site September 6, through November 5, 2019 (Meet at Yaki Point)
Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route (Orange) Shuttle Bus to Yaki Point, then follow signs from Yaki Point to the observation site. Trail to the observation site is not accessible by wheelchair.

Hawks in Canada and Alaska migrate south to Mexico during the winter, and then return to their northern breeding grounds in the summer. In the fall, migratory hawks flying south for the winter pass through Grand Canyon. Join Hawkwatch International staff to learn about these different hawk species and maybe even spot a raptor in migration.

9 - 10 am Daily Fossil Discovery Walk (Meet at Bright Angel Trailhead sign)
Walk among brachiopods, sponges, and other marine creatures that thrived on this part of the continent 270 million years ago, before the age of the dinosaurs. This easy 1/2-mile (0.8 km) one-way walk explores an exposed fossil bed along the rim.

10:30 – 11:15 am Daily History Walk (Meet at Verkamp’s Visitor Center)
For thousands of years, humans have been part of the Grand Canyon. Join a ranger to discover different stories of humankind's enduring relationship with the canyon. Topics vary daily. Programs may include a walk around the village historic district. Accessible. Easy walk.

10:45–11:05 pm Raptor Migration Talk Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 5, 2019 (Meet at Yaki Point) Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route (Orange) Shuttle Bus to Yaki Point.
Join Hawkwatch International and learn about the raptors that are migrating through Grand Canyon. Accessible. Family friendly. Family-friendly program. Accessible. Family friendly.

2 - 2:20 pm Daily Geology Glimpse (Meet at Yavapai Geology Museum)
Learn how Grand Canyon formed while exploring Yavapai Geology Museum during this short introductory talk. Perfect for Junior Rangers. Accessible. Consider walking the Trail of Time following the program.

2:30 pm –2:50 pm Raptor Migration Talk Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 5, 2019 (Meet at Yaki Point) Ride the free Kaibab/Rim Route (Orange) Shuttle Bus to Yaki Point.
Join Hawkwatch International and learn about the raptors that are migrating through Grand Canyon. Accessible. Family friendly. Family-friendly program. Accessible. Family friendly.

4 pm Daily Critter Chat (Meet at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center.)
Learn about some of Grand Canyon's diverse wild inhabitants who survive here in this place of extreme changes in elevation, exposure, and climate. Family-friendly program. Accessible. Family friendly.