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Winter Family Adventure Tour

Quick Details

Tour Highlights:

  • Hands-on experiential learning
  • Experience the magic of Yellowstone’s natural wonders
  • Private tour- just your family
  • Your own local guide
  • Child-friendly and child-focused
  • Breakfast, snacks, and lunch – picnic style
  • Binoculars and spotting scopes provided for seeing wildlife
  • Safe, fun and educational!
  • Family friendly snacks, games, activities, and optics
Winter 2024/2025 Rates
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Fun and Educational Yellowstone National Park Tours for Families

Yellowstone is for family trips. Children are naturally fascinated with nature, and we passionately explore the wonders of Yellowstone with them to create memories and learning experiences that last a lifetime.

We love guiding families through the wilds of Yellowstone. Our Family Adventure tours are not just fun, but also highly educational for children and adults alike, showcasing the wonders of the natural world in Yellowstone. Parents can rest assured that their children not only have an exciting and safe day of fun and activity, but learn about the importance of the animal kingdom and ecological processes as well!

We start our morning by heading out in search of wildlife in and around the Lamar Valley, looking for bison, pronghorn, birds of prey, and more*. We hope to get everyone – especially kids –  excited about wildlife and wild places by focusing on those things easily seen by curious young eyes.  Binoculars and spotting scopes allow us to look closer at distant animals, ensuring a safe viewing experience for all ages. As the morning progresses and our animals begin to prepare for their mid-day naps, we can venture away from the roads on a true Yellowstone adventure on foot. While exploring, we might find animal tracks and scat (poop!), bones and antlers left behind by previous inhabitants, boulders or petrified wood relocated to the area via massive forces of nature, or even evidence of the secret world of animals living their winter lives within the layers of the snow! Throughout the day, our goal is to engage all ages to discover the joys of the natural world through games, nature walks, hands-on learning, and multi-sensory engagement with Yellowstone’s offerings.

*If your family’s top priority is observing Yellowstone’s wolves, foxes, moose, or other early morning risers, we suggest the Winter Wolves and Wildlife tour, which is suitable for ages 5 and up and has an earlier start time (6:00-6:30AM) to better see these animals.

We can accommodate up to 10 people per vehicle/guide. This is perfectly suited for large groups and family reunions, as well as for small families.

How does the Family Adventure differ from our Bear and Wolf Watching Tour?

  • Later start ensures kids (and parents!) are well rested
  • Plenty of time to engage in exploratory learning in nature
  • Less time searching through spotting scopes for far away animals, which can be difficult for young eyes
  • NOT focused on wolves and bears, though we will take advantage of sightings that we might happen upon
  • Children ages 2-5 allowed and encouraged on this tour. Winter Wolves & Wildlife Tour is for ages 5 and ups

For more information please visit our FAQ page!

See what our guests are saying!

A truly unforgettable birthday for my son!

The entire day was so educational and interesting. It was my son's 11th birthday, and it will be a birthday that he never forgets. Seeing wolves in the wild was definitely the highlight, and Tyrene was an amazing guide. She was great with our kids (11 and 10 yo), and we learned so much! I would absolutely recommend visiting Yellowstone in the winter. The lack of crowds was amazing.

– mjardi23, TripAdvisor
We highly recommend Matt and Yellowstone Wild!

Matt was an exceptional guide not to mention a biologist! My husband and I were able to view 3 different wolf packs, fox, coyotes, big horn sheep, golden eagles and best of all the wolves! One pack was on 3 bison trying to get a kill but this time the bison won. Matt had everything for us.....water, coffee, hot chocolate, snacks, breakfast pickings and lunch. We highly recommend Matt and Yellowstone Wild.

– Tammyd75150, TripAdvisor
The Perfect Yellowstone Experience

A tour with Yellowstone Wild is the perfect way to spend a day in Yellowstone. My wife and I have been on three separate tours with Yellowstone Wild, and each has been more spectacular than the last. The guides are friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable, and they will greatly enhance your experience in the park by sharing their expertise. These tours can also be tailored to your interests and your desired level of activity, so you can be sure that you will be completely satisfied by your time in the park. I give Yellowstone Wild my highest recommendation and strongly encourage anyone interested in exploring Yellowstone to book a tour with them. You will not be disappointed!

– Kyle S., TripAdvisor