Canyon Visitor Education Center

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190- Map It
(307) 344-2550

AAA Editor Notes

Canyon Visitor Education Center is at Canyon Village. A room-size relief map illustrates Yellowstone's volcanic activity, and a variety of interactive exhibits describe the formation of geysers, hot springs and other geologic features here and around the world. A giant lava lamp demonstrates how magma rises with heat convection. Murals, dioramas and panoramas show how glaciers and volcanic eruptions have shaped the landscape. A 20-minute film explores the connection between the park's geological origins and its wildlife.
Free.
Hours: Daily 8-8, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; 8-6, day after Labor Day-Sept. 30; 9-5, May 1-day before Memorial Day and Oct. 1-10.