Spring Break With The Bears


Join us for West Yellowstone's Spring Break, and learn about everything we do to take care of the animals!


Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center 201 South Canyon Street West Yellowstone Montana

Date & Time

April 1st - April 5th, from 9 AM to 12 PM

We are excited to announce the GWDC's first-ever Spring Break Camp. During all five weekdays of West Yellowstone School's spring break (April 1-5), come join us for a half-day camp to discover more about the amazing animals that live at the Center!


Registration opens March 6th @ 9 AM. Each day will have limited spots, and will close when full. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may sign up for individual days, or for the whole week. If the day you are hoping to sign up for is closed, please contact Leanne in the Education Department at [email protected] to get on a waitlist.

Registering and paying on this page reserves your spot, but to complete your registration you MUST fill out the a registration form (that will be emailed to you) for each child participating. If forms are not received by March 29th, you will lose your spot with no refund. Forms will be emailed to the address provided at checkout.



You may cancel your registration by emailing [email protected] for a full refund up to 9 AM on Friday, March 22nd. If for any reason any of the days need to be canceled on our end, you will receive a full refund for that day. If a child cannot attend to the camp due to an illness, please reach out to [email protected].


Staff will be available to check in campers starting at 8:45 AM, and all campers should arrive by 9 AM. Please head to the museum building (to the right of the bear statue) for camp check-in. If no-one is at the door during the pick-up and drop-off times, please ring the doorbell, and a staff member should be with you shortly. During camp time (9-12), if you require assistance please enter through our Gift Shop.

Pick-up starts at 12 PM, and all campers must be picked up by 12:15. On the registration forms, please indicate who is authorized to pick up the campers, or if you want to authorize them to walk home please reach out to [email protected] . We will need to see identification from anyone picking the children up.


Online registration opens at 9 AM (Mountain Time) on March 6th. To reserve your spot, complete the payment process on this page. If wish to reserve a spot without a payment up-front, please contact us at [email protected] or call 406-646-7001 ext. 111 and we will get to you as soon as we are able. Spots are first-come, first-served, so the spots may fill up online first. To complete your registration, you must fill out the longer form that will be emailed to the email address provided at checkout.

  1. Our goal is to have a safe and fun time!
  2. Parent/guardians may be asked to pick up their child(ren) early, without refund, if they do not respect themselves, fellow campers, GWDC staff or animals.
  3. Staff must be made aware of all allergy/medication needs in advance.
  1. Campers should arrive each day with a reusable water bottle, and appropriate footwear and outerwear for the day's conditions- some time each day will be spent outside.
  2. Campers will have a small cubby to keep items, but the GWDC is not responsible for any lost or stolen property. Please leave anything of high value at home.
  3. Snacks will be provided each day, but no lunch.

At this time, we are not able to offer any late-care past this point. All campers must be picked up by 12:15

The schedule of each day will change a bit, but each day your child can expect to participate in a short outdoor activity, complete a craft related to the animal we are talking about, have a snack, learn about animal observation, learn from the Animal Keepers and Naturalists, help complete enrichment projects for the animals, and to have fun!

We hope to be able to expand our opportunities in the future, but for this year we have this restricted age level to help facilitate a great learning experience for the kids involved.

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