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.
Girl Scouts are invited to join the park’s naturalists for a fun-filled learning adventure on Grandfather Mountain. Participants can enjoy special scout activities, presentations and a closing ceremony. Plus, all Girl Scouts and troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership, and family members will receive discounted admission.
From September 30 through October 8, guests enjoy short, guided nature walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. The Fall Color Rambles take place daily, weather permitting, and are included in your admission ticket. The short excursions begin at 1 p.m. and typically last for 30 minutes. As the starting locations will vary day to […]
This event is SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address, phone number and the number of spots you are interested in. Embrace your nocturnal side at Grandfather Mountain through Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight, the park's after-hours program where guests […]
This event is SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, please send an email to email@example.com with your name, email address, phone number and the number of spots you are interested in. October is one of the best times of year to be stargazing at Grandfather Mountain. The air is cool and clear, […]
Conor Knighton—"CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent and author of the New York Times bestseller Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park—returns to our Grandfather Presents series for a special Friday evening that goes beyond the borders of our national parks. Drawing on his experiences everywhere from World Heritage Sites to State Forests, he […]
Visit Grandfather Mountain for an afternoon of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat through the animal habitats area and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Plus, children in costume are admitted at half-price. Included with admission.
Enjoy the rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain outside of regular operating hours and see a sunrise from the top of the mountain. Sunrise is at 7:14 a.m. Nov. 25, 2023, and park gates open at 6:15 a.m. Due to safety regulations, participants may only visit the Mile High Swinging Bridge area during the event. […]