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.

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 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 […]

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.

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 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 […]

Hawk Watch

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

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration.

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 […]

Junior Naturalist Day

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

Grandfather Mountain’s Junior Ranger Program is now the Junior Naturalist Program — a new program for our new Conservation Campus! Activities throughout the day will be provided specifically for children ages 5-12 to explore their environment and experience all that Grandfather has to offer.

Educator Workshop: BEETLES

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

NOTE: This Educator Workshop is intended specifically for educators — not the general public. BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning and Expertise Sharing) provides learning resources devoted to improving the quality of outdoor science education for field instructors, leaders and classroom teachers.

53rd-Annual Girl Scout Day

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

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.

Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight

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

Embrace your nocturnal side at Grandfather Mountain through Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight, the park's after-hours program where guests enjoy rare after-dark tours, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park's nighttime residents. The evening begins around the glow of a bonfire at the Woods Walk Picnic Area as night falls. Guests […]

Event Series Fall Color Ramble

Fall Color Ramble

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

From October 5 through 13, 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. Rambles will start outside the entrance of the Wilson […]

Event Series Fall Color Ramble

Fall Color Ramble

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

From October 5 through 13, 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. Rambles will start outside the entrance of the Wilson […]

Event Series Fall Color Ramble

Fall Color Ramble

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

From October 5 through 13, 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. Rambles will start outside the entrance of the Wilson […]

Event Series Fall Color Ramble

Fall Color Ramble

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

From October 5 through 13, 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. Rambles will start outside the entrance of the Wilson […]

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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