Magical Yosemite With Your Grandchild: Trains, Gold & Robots
Create lasting memories on a uniquely Californian adventure with your grandchild as you ride a steam engine, pan for gold, construct robots and learn the story of Yosemite.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20349RJ
6 days
Starts at
Getting There
See travel details and required documents

At a Glance

Roast marshmallows with a Park Ranger while learning about the pioneers of the Yosemite area. Search for gold like a prospector, ride a steam engine through the sugar pine forest, build an underwater robot and hike through the magnificent domes, granite cliffs, meadows and Sequoia groves of Yosemite. Take part in interactive evening presentations where you meet rescued birds, sing campfire songs and much more.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk up to two miles daily on varied terrain. Elevations of 3,100-7,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Yosemite Valley from Bridalveil Falls to the Yosemite Museum’s Indian Cultural Exhibit and Yosemite Falls.
  • Enjoy a campfire with a Yosemite Park Ranger.
  • Sift through the silt in search of gold and learn to create and manipulate a real underwater robot!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
Featured Expert
All Experts
Profile Image
Steven Riley
Steven Riley is married and has two daughters. He has spent 7 years of his adult life living inside Yosemite Valley. He has authored and illustrated 3 children’s books about the National Parks. His very first book was written about Yosemite, and is titled “Little Ty Cooney and the Big Yosemite Race.” He now lives in Oakhurst, Calif. and works as a Youth Director at his church. He travels around the United States visiting Elementary schools teaching kids about the joy and fun of writing. He spends his summers guiding tours and presenting his books to the guests of Yosemite National Park.
Profile Image
Steven Riley
View biography
<%= Bio %>

Click here to provide website feedback
Website Feedback