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Yosemite Camp Activities

Evening Programs at Yosemite National Park

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite’s Interpretive Services Department has been conducting interpretive programs in the park since 1999. As Interpretive Naturalists, we share the natural and cultural stories of the park through an array of interpretive evening programs, walks, talks, family programs, and more. Our staff brings experience, passion, and knowledge of Yosemite to thousands of guests per year. We look forward to sharing our love for the park with you!

The opportunities to discover the stories of Yosemite are endless and entice Yosemite visitors of all ages. Just a few of the many Yosemite evening interpretive programs available to our guests include:

Evening Presentations – Delve into a wide range of topics through a variety of interpretive films and live talks from DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, National Park Service, and numerous park affiliates at Curry Village and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. Available year-round. 1 hr

Fireside Storytelling – A blazing fire, good stories and a gorgeous setting lend themselves to this evening program at The Ahwahnee hotel. Available intermittently in the cooler months, and some winter holidays. 1 hr

Full Moon Bike Rides – Marvel at the moon on a leisurely guided bike ride. Bike lights provided. Available June through August near or on full moon nights, conditions permitting. 2 hrs $

Full Moon Snowshoe Walks – Snowshoe through the majestic forest of the Badger Pass Ski Area in a moonlit winter wonderland. Available January through March near or on full moon nights, conditions permitting. 2 hrs $

Glacier Point Stargazing Tour (bus tour) – Join a DNC interpretive naturalist on a bus tour to Glacier Point where you will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and an astronomy program under the stars. Available June through September, conditions permitting. 4 hrs $

Halloween Cemetery Tour – Explore Yosemite’s cemetery with a DNC P&R at Yosemite Interpretive naturalist. Discover the graves and historical stories of important Yosemite pioneers. 1.5 hrs

Moonlight Tour (bus tour) – If you thought Yosemite by daylight was inspiring, see the Valley in an entirely new and magical light during the Moonlight Tour. Following the same route as the Valley Floor Tour, participants ride in an open-air “green dragon” tram under the glow of a full moon.

Night Prowls – Explore Yosemite under the night sky on this guided nocturnal adventure. Available year-round, conditions permitting. 1-1.5 hrs $

Starry Skies over Yosemite / Wawona – Take a cosmic journey as you relax beneath the stars in Yosemite Valley or the Wawona Hotel. Available year-round, conditions permitting. 1-1.5 hrs $

Wawona Parlor Tunes – Enjoy vintage songs and stories of Yosemite with pianist/singer Tom Bopp most evenings in the Wawona Hotel Parlor. Available April through December. 4 hrs

Details & Reservations
Cost – Interpretive programs with the $ symbol require a minimal fee and advanced registration for participation. Tickets cannot be purchased at time of program. All other programs are free.

Times & Locations
– Program times, availability and locations vary based on season. Up-to-date information for all programs can be found in the most recent issue of the Yosemite Guide and Yosemite's Weekly Program Listing.

Accessibility – We can accommodate various special needs with advance notice. We have assistive listening devices for those who are hard of hearing or, potentially, an interpreter for guests who are Deaf. Most programs are wheelchair accessible. If possible, please inform us of any needs before the program at 209-372-8243. For more information, please visit

For more information and to make reservations
- Call (209) 372-4FUN
- Call or visit The Ahwahnee Concierge Desk (209) 372-1426
- Visit a Tour & Activity Desk

Tour & Activity Desks are located
- Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
- Curry Village (seasonal)
- Yosemite Village in front of the Village Store (seasonal)