Daily Events

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Daily Events

We have updated our Calendar of Events to include special “Daily Events”. You can now find events broken up by each day of your visit. Scroll through the exciting list below to locate the events which interest you. Each event if described and has detailed information on how to participate.

Please note that while the vast majority of our events are included with your nominal park admission fee, there are some events which require a small fee to participate. This is to ensure you receive expert guidance and knowledge from special trained individuals. In order to easily determine the cost for each event, we have included a column for each event called “cost”

We look forward to seeing you on the mountain.

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August 28, 2014

Time Activity Location Cost
12:00am -12:00am
  • Featured Events
Creatures of the Night and Bonfire Delight Registration Is Now Open!
  • Featured Events
frightSaturday, October 4 (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) Join Grandfather Mountain staff for stories told by firelight and rare after-dark tours of the Mountain that include a visit to the bear habitat, an owl prowl, interesting historical facts about Grandfather, and the opportunity to meet Grandfather Mountain's nocturnal educational animals. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included

September 30, 2014

Time Activity Location Cost
8:00am -2:00pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Keeper For A Day
  • 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. Observe various training sessions, animal behavior and the inner workings of the animal habitats. For more information click HERE. Limited to two persons per day. 3-hour and 6-hour options available. Must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included
11:00am -11:15am
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Deer Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the deer an enrichment.  An enrichment is anything different that can help to break up the animals’ day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
11:00am -11:30am
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Weather and Climate Observations
  • Naturalist Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Help members of the Naturalist Staff take weather and climate observations in front of the Fudge Shop.  Observations are weather permitting. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
11:30am -11:45am
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Bear Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the bears an enrichment.  An enrichment is anything different that can help bring up the animals' day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
12:00pm -12:15pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Otter Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the otters an enrichment.  An enrichment is anything different that can help to break up the animals’ day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
12:15pm -12:30pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Cougar Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the cougars an enrichment.  An enrichment is anything different that can help to break up the animals’ day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
1:00pm -1:15pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Bear Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the bears an enrichment.  And enrichment is anything different that can help bring up the animals' day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
1:30pm -1:45pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Deer Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the deer an enrichment.  An enrichment is anything different that can help to break up the animals’ day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Admission
2:00pm -2:15pm
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Bear Enrichment
  • Habitat Programs
  • Ongoing Events
Watch the animal habitat staff give the bears an enrichment.  And enrichment is anything different that can help bring up the animals' day such as a scent, a new toy or a treat.  The staff member will also be available to answer your questions.  This enrichment program may be cancelled due to adverse weather. full details
Grandfather Mountain
Included with Park Admission
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