Experiences & Behind the Scenes Tours

Experiences: Behind-the-Scenes Tours

For an extra special VIP tour that you will long remember, add on one of our experiences that take you behind-the-scenes with our naturalists and wildlife experts. These are purchased in addition to your admission ticket. Advance reservations are recommended since space is limited.

Meet the Bears Tour

Meet-the-Bears Tours

Learn about our resident black bears with a personal introduction. Weekends, April-October. Read more.

Behind the Scenes Tour

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Meet our animals up-close! Weekends, April-October. Read more.

Paint with the Otters

Paint With an Otter

Create art with an otter and take your painting home with you. Weekends, April-October. Read more.

Guided Hike Grandfather

Guided Hikes

Take a hike with an interpretive ranger, weekdays April-October. Read more.

Keeper for a Day

Keeper for a Day

Spend your morning shadowing keepers and observing animal behavior. April-October. Read more.

See and learn with these additional tours and talks: Events Calendar | Daily Programs

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

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions