Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
 Providing lifelong sanctuary to non-releasable native Montana wildlife and sharing a message of education and conservation

Plan Your Visit

We have plenty of options to make your trip to the sanctuary unforgettable, for new visitors or those of you who make the sanctuary your second home! 

General Admission

Contact Us

Hours of Operation

Adults
Seniors
Military
Kids 4-12
Kids 3 and Under
$9.00
$6.00
$6.00
$4.00
​FREE
General Line
406-446-1133
Email at: info@yellowstonewildlife.org

Wednesday-Monday
10AM-4PM
CLOSED TUESDAY

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Our Programs
If one of our programs catches your eye, please call 406-446-1133 

Private Wildlife Tour

US $25+

General Admission per person + $25 Group Fee
 
For Families, Private Groups, or Non-Educational Organizations
 
You will receive a private tour of the sanctuary with one of our experienced animal care specalists who will give you in-depth information on each of our residents, including their habitats and what makes each animal unique. Approx: 1-1.5 hours

Private Animal Encounter

US $35+

General Admission per person + $35 Group Fee
 
For Families, Private Groups, or Non-Educational Organizations
 
You will receive a one-of-a-kind animal encounter lead by one of our experienced animal care staff. This up-close experience is the perfect opportunity to learn more about a YWS resident . Time varies depending on the animals mood!

General Admission

  • Adults - $9.00
  • Seniors - $6.00
  • Kids 4-12 - $4.00
  • Kids 3 and under - Free
  • Military - $6.00

With General Admission you get to roam the sanctuary on your own terms seeing native Montana wildlife. Take a few minutes or the whole afternoon, the choice is yours!

Private Wildlife Tour and Animal Encounter

US $45+


General Admission per person + $45 Group Fee
 
For Families, Private Groups, or Non-Educational Organizations
 
You will receive both a private tour at the sanctuary as well as an animal encounter. This is the perfect option for those who want a fully immersive sanctuary experience. Approx: 1.5 hours 

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Suggestions for a Fun & Safe Visit to YWS

For the safety of visitors and the residents at YWS, please follow our simple rules below. Our animals are very special.
Please remember you are visiting their home.

  • There should be absolutely no running in the sanctuary at any time. Sudden movements can cause stress for the animals.
  • Please keep voices to a normal talking level. Loud noises and yelling can disturb our resident wildlife friends.
  • No other animals (other than guide and service animals) are allowed in the gift shop or on the grounds of the sanctuary. 
  • There is no climbing on the fences. Please stay on the trails and paths.
  • Please do not howl at our wolves and coyotes. It is their form of communication, not ours.
  • If a crow says hello (in English or Spanish), please feel free to say hello back - it means they like you!
  • Only YWS staff can feed our animals, please do not throw food or other objects into their habitats.
  • Be sure to pick up a map when you check in at the register.
  • Feel free to ask our staff questions…we love to talk with visitors!
  • Thank you for visiting and caring about wildlife!

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