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You’ll gain an entirely new outlook on the natural world through our in-depth education.

Fall in love with Glacier National Park for the first time, or all over again!  Not only do you get an amazing educational experience, you also get into the Park! Participation in a Glacier Institute course acts as your Going-to-the-Sun Road ticket for the day.

Exploring Glacier Park | 8-Day Guided Hike in September

September 10-17: During this epic series of guided hikes, we promise you a week of camaraderie, learning, and world-class hiking that you will remember for the rest of your life. Join like-minded adventurers for a weeklong exploration of the 'Crown... [READ MORE]

Exploring Glacier Park | 8-Day Guided Hikes in July

July 16-23: During this epic series of guided day hikes, we promise you a week of camaraderie, learning, and world-class hiking that you will remember for the rest of your life. Join like-minded adventurers for a weeklong exploration of the 'Crown... [READ MORE]

Exploring Glacier Park in May | 5-Day Guided Hike

May 23-27: Join like-minded adventurers for a weeklong exploration of the "Crown of the Continent" Ecosystem. Venture out each day with outdoor education specialists to see and learn about cerulean lakes, meadows bursting with wildflowers, and... [READ MORE]

Fall Birds of Glacier Park | Guided Educational Hike

September 21: As autumn takes hold in Glacier National Park, breeding season winds down and fall migration begins. Familiar summer residents are preparing to head south, winter residents are trickling in, year-round species are settling in for... [READ MORE]

Fall Landscape Photography | 3-Day Educational Program

September 30 - October 2: Using the iconic scenery of Glacier National Park as our canvas, we will dive into the fundamental techniques of shooting and editing landscape photographs. Students will engage in a mixture of classroom and field instruction... [READ MORE]

Fall Mushroom Foray | 2-Day Guided Educational Hike

September 24-25: This course will provide a thorough introduction to edible mushrooms and the role fungi play in the northern Rockies ecosystem. You will need no previous education in mycology to take this course, but since most fungi have no... [READ MORE]

Finger Painting in Glacier Park | Educational Program

August 6: Join us as we view Glacier National Park through an artistic lens. This course will explore the hands-on technique of finger painting. We as artists will put down our paint brushes and use our fingers as tools while deepening our connections... [READ MORE]

Firebrand Pass | Guided Day Hike

June: Step into the wild and undisturbed aspen parklands just below the Continental Divide. This outing will appeal to those that wish to get off the beaten path and experience a portion of Glacier that sees very few visitors each year. This full-day... [READ MORE]

Fly Fishing for Beginners | Educational Program

July 21, 28 & August 11, 18: Of the outdoor sports, fly fishing is arguably the most poetic. Over the past century, Montana's blue-ribbon trout streams have lured in explorers from all over the world. From beginners to active anglers, we invite... [READ MORE]

Geology of Two Medicine Valley | Guided Educational Hike

August 6: Glacier National Park is a geological marvel where opposing forces of nature have shaped the landscape over billions of years. This course will take place within the Two Medicine Valley, surrounded by glacially carved mountains and lakes... [READ MORE]

Glacier Park’s Largest Carnivores | 3-Day Educational Program

July 5-7: Glacier National Park is home to a full complement of large carnivores interacting, avoiding, and competing with each other on this rugged landscape. Over the course of three days, we will investigate the life histories and habitats... [READ MORE]

Glacier’s Grazers | Guided Educational Hike

September 22: During this one-day course, we will discuss in detail the ungulates of Glacier National Park, with emphasis on life histories, distribution, habitat requirements, and predator-prey relationships. There are six ungulate species now... [READ MORE]