We have modified, postponed or canceled many Conservancy programs, events and operations. For details, see our COVID-19 response and our new Outdoor Adventure safety procedures. Yosemite is open. Park entry requires reservations. See the Yosemite National Park site for details and reservations.

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Whether you’re planning your first visit or have made countless trips to Yosemite, our programs will help you experience the park in a meaningful, memorable way.

“As a first-time visitor, I gained so much knowledge about the park. This experience gave me a renewed appreciation for our national parks.”

Lanny McOmber

Outdoor Adventure participant

We’re here to help you make the most of your time in Yosemite — and stay connected with the park from anywhere! Explore with our naturalist guides, prepare for a wilderness trip, stretch your creative muscles with art activities, or get inspired to join us next year as a volunteer.

We’ve modified our 2020 program offerings due to the coronavirus pandemic. We’re welcoming visitors for Custom Adventures, a selection of Outdoor Adventures, and Custom Art Classes, with safety measures in place to ensure the health of all involved. Our team is processing wilderness permits to help people experience Yosemite’s backcountry on overnight trips.

While we’ve canceled our regularly scheduled in-person art programs, theater shows and most volunteer programs, we’re excited to help you stay in touch with Yosemite through online art activities, naturalist videos and other resources. Follow us on social media, check out our latest blog posts, and keep an eye on our website for updates from our team!



Create a timeless memento of your Yosemite trip at Happy Isles Art and Nature Center.

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However and whenever you choose to participate in our programs in the park, you’ll be giving back to Yosemite! Proceeds from all these activities help support the park.

Upcoming Events

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Backpack to Ten Lakes and Grant Lake

Tuolumne Meadows
Join us on an excursion to Ten Lakes and Grant Lakes, two clusters of crystalline backcountry lakes separated by a
08/27/2020 - 08/30/2020
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Dine and Discover: Halloween Full Moon Hike to Taft Point

Glacier Point Road to Taft Point
Join us for a one-of-a-kind Halloween adventure: an entertaining and educational evening at an iconic viewpoint off Glacier Point Road!
10/31/2020 4:00pm
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Autumn Light in Yosemite Valley: Photography Workshop

Yosemite Valley
PLEASE NOTE: We hope to offer this program as planned, and we are currently accepting registrations. We are committed to
10/15/2020 - 10/18/2020
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Drawing & Watercolor Journaling with Janet Takahashi

Yosemite Valley
This workshop is now full. PLEASE NOTE: We hope to offer this program as planned, and we are currently accepting
10/06/2020 - 10/09/2020
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Birthplace of Modern Climbing: Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley
Calling all history buffs, climbers and earth-science enthusiasts! Join us for a tour of Yosemite Valley, one of the world’s
10/03/2020 - 10/04/2020
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Yosemite Field School: Let’s Talk About Climate Change

Yosemite Valley
The climate is changing, humans are the cause, and the shift is impacting the world around us in ways we
09/10/2020 - 09/12/2020
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What makes our Yosemite programs worthwhile? Here’s what past participants have to say:

July 24, 2019
Testimonial 1
“I volunteer to give back for all I’ve received from Yosemite. With the Conservancy, I can enhance the experience of all people, both now and in the future, who come to enjoy Yosemite’s magnificence.” — Steven Matros, Yosemite Conservancy volunteer

Steven Matros

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August 6, 2019
Testimonial 2
“We appreciate the incredible knowledge and insights that a Yosemite Conservancy guide provides during an Outdoor Adventure. It allows us to enjoy a much richer experience in Yosemite!

Clark Black

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August 6, 2019
Testimonial 3
“I learned so much and came away inspired and invigorated. ... This art workshop was filled with creativity and tons of new learnings!”

Jessica Ansberry

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