Daily Events

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Daily Events

Make a plan now to enjoy one of our special “Daily Events” during your visit to Grandfather Mountain!

Scroll through the exciting list below to locate the events that interest you, or choose a specific date to see the park happenings on that day.

The vast majority of our events are included with your park admission fee, but some events which require a small fee to participate to ensure you receive expert guidance and knowledge from specially trained individuals. Check the right column of the Event Calendar to confirm whether any additional fees apply.

We look forward to seeing you on the mountain!

Are You Planning a trip? Select your start and end dates to peruse our daily events.

Starting On: And Ending On

May 3, 2016

Time Activity Location Cost
8:00am -11:00am
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Keeper for a Day Habitat Experience
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Come spend your day shadowing and working alongside the keepers of the Animal Habitats. Learn how to interact with the animals, clean up, prepare food and provide enrichments.

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Grandfather Mountain
$75 regular/$60 Bridge Club
11:00am -11:15am
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Bear Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment — a special treat, new toy or unfamiliar scent to break up their routines and help keep them active and intellectually stimulated. Staff will be available to answer questions following the encounter. (10-15 minutes, meet at Bear Habitat)

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Grandfather Mountain
Included
12:00pm -12:15pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Cougar Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment, and staff will be available to answer questions afterward. (10-15 minutes, meet at Cougar Habitat)

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Grandfather Mountain
Included
12:30pm -12:45pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Otter Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment, and staff will be available to answer questions afterward. (10-15 minutes, meet at Otter Habitat)

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Grandfather Mountain
Included
1:00pm -1:15pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Deer Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment, and staff will be available to answer questions afterward. (10-15 minutes, meet at Deer Habitat)

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Grandfather Mountain
Included
1:30pm -1:45pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Bear Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment, and staff will be available to answer questions afterward. (10-15 minutes, meet at Bear Habitat)

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Grandfather Mountain
Included
2:00pm -2:15pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Eagle Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment — a special treat, new toy or unfamiliar scent to break up their routines and help keep them active and intellectually stimulated. Staff will be available to answer questions following the encounter. (10-15 minutes, meet at Eagle Habitat)

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Grandfather Mountain
Included
2:30pm -2:45pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Bear Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment, and staff will be available to answer questions afterward. (10-15 minutes, meet at Bear Habitat)

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Grandfather Mountain
Included
3:00pm -3:15pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Cougar Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment, and staff will be available to answer questions afterward. (10-15 minutes, meet at Cougar Habitat)

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Grandfather Mountain
Included
3:30pm -3:45pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Otter Encounter: Habitat Animal Interpretive Talk
  • Habitat Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Encounters provide an opportunity to see the habitat animals up close and learn about the fauna native to the mountains of North Carolina. Animals will receive an enrichment, and staff will be available to answer questions afterward. (10-15 minutes, meet at Otter Habitat)

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Grandfather Mountain
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