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 29, 2016

Time Activity Location Cost
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
11:30am -11:50am
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Junior Ranger Programs
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Are you a kid visiting Grandfather Mountain? If so, join us for a fun and exciting program just for you! Learn about the animals on Grandfather Mountain through hands-on activities. Geared for ages 5-12. (20 minutes, meet at Butterfly Garden)

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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 -2:00pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Do you ever wonder what happens beyond the overlooks of the Animal Habitats? Come see for yourself in our enlightening Behind-the-Scenes tour! See the nature Museum Gift Shop for information and availability, email habitats@grandfather.com, or call (828) 733-8715. (90 minutes)

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Grandfather Mountain
$25 regular/$20 Bridge Club
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
2:00pm -2:30pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Keeper Talk
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events

Meet our animal keepers and learn more about off-display animals, including owls, skunk and snakes. (30 minutes, meet in Nature Museum Auditorium)

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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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  • It was first rate fun for our entire family of four (2-adults 2-girls ages 3-yrs & 7-yrs old) from the time we pulled up to the front gate til we had to sadly leave. Your staff at Grandfather Mountain went above and beyond to make our visit even more special! I was impressed as to how much a family can do. We will be back!!! Thank you!!!
    Richard
    Gastonia, NC
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