Daily Programs

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Attend one of our Daily Programs in April-October presented by our animal habitat curators and park educators. These fascinating interpretive programs throughout the park are included in your admission ticket. See our current list of programs.

Grandfather Presents: Jeremy Wade

This event is SOLD OUT, and the waiting lists for "VIP Reception" and "Presentation" tickets are both full. As a child in England, Jeremy Wade was obsessed with fishing. However, as he grew up, the rivers seemed more crowded with fishermen and the catches less mythical, and Wade’s dream faded. A chance discovery in his […]

Educator Workshop: Growing Up WILD

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public. Growing Up WILD is an early childhood program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and their habitats, with an emphasis on promoting aquatic resource appreciation and stewardship. Through a wide range of […]

Grandfather Presents: Richard Louv

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of 10 books, including “Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives – and Save Theirs,” “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” and “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.” His books have been translated and published […]

Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! The evening starts atop Grandfather Mountain and its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where participants can explore and […]

Field Course: Southern Appalachian Sky Islands

Join Gary Kauffman as we learn about what makes Southern Appalachian Sky Islands so unique. These Pleistocene relics have retreated to the highest elevations of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and are home to many rare and endangered species that are not found anywhere else in the state, region and world! We will explore the Sky […]

Animal Enrichment Day

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

On Animal Enrichment Day, guests will see firsthand how Grandfather Mountain cares for its resident animals. Visitors can enjoy watching demonstrations, talk directly with keepers and participate in family-oriented games and crafts. Included with admission.

Grandfather by Night: Less Adventurous Editon

Explore Grandfather Mountain afterhours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! The evening starts atop Grandfather Mountain and its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where participants can explore and observe […]

Educator Workshop: Methods of Teaching Environmental Education

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public. The focus of this 10-hour Methods of Teaching Environmental Education workshop is to prepare participants from a variety of educational backgrounds and experiences in both the formal and non-formal sectors to use exemplary environmental education teaching methods. Participants will learn about […]

Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! The evening starts atop Grandfather Mountain and its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where participants can explore and […]

Grandfather Presents: Dale Hall

H. Dale Hall has over 40 years of professional experience in fish and wildlife resource management in both the federal and private sectors. He served over 30 years in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with duties across the United States and the Caribbean. In the course of those assignments, Hall worked on nearly every […]

Grandfather by Night: Less Adventurous Edition

Explore Grandfather Mountain afterhours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! The evening starts atop Grandfather Mountain and its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where participants can explore and observe […]

Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! The evening starts atop Grandfather Mountain and its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where participants can explore and […]

Field Course: Sunrise at Grandfather Mountain: Landscape Photography Course

Landscape photography reflects the natural world, but may include wildlife, objects or people. Participants will learn basic camera and observational skills to create stunning photographic images. Though designed for beginners, students with more intermediate skills are encouraged to join. Todd Bush is a photographer based in Banner Elk, N.C. Todd has specialized in making images […]

Grandfather by Night: Less Adventurous Edition

Explore Grandfather Mountain afterhours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! The evening starts atop Grandfather Mountain and its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where participants can explore and observe […]

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646
1-800-468-7325

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