Future Generations: Yellowstone Gifts
2015 Summer Dates – Opens: April 24, 2015 | Closes: October 18, 2015
2015/2016 Winter Dates – Opens: December 18, 2015 | Closes: February 29, 2016
For Future Generations: Yellowstone Gifts is a cutting edge concept in retail stores. In keeping with our commitment to leadership in sustainable business practices, we have developed a gift shop that focuses on environmentally friendly products, interpretive messaging regarding climate change and guest education on the sustainability initiatives in Yellowstone.
Green Gifts Can Be Fun
In addition to being a new concept in gift shops, we’ve also developed a first-of-its-kind Product Sustainability Scorecard. These scorecards provide information on 16 sustainable criteria as they apply to the items in the store. The scorecards give shoppers an opportunity to make choices of Yellowstone gifts based on criteria most important to them. So finding that “perfect” Yellowstone Park memento just became easier, as the many unique and appealing gifts, jewelry, apparel and decorative items also can be selected based on their impact on the environment.
Yellowstone Gift Store Receives Special Award from Retail Industry
The shop itself was designed with an eye toward energy efficiency and use of recycled or sustainably produced materials. As a result, LED lighting, recycled wood fixtures and wood flooring from sustainable forests have been used within the store’s interior. Even the interpretive signage is printed on a corrugated cardboard material made from over 60% post-consumer waste and is 100% recyclable-a vast improvement over foam core.
Not only has this gift shop demonstrated to be popular with our guests, the Association for Retail Environments recently recognized For Future Generations: Yellowstone Gifts with a special sustainability award for “Consumer Education and Outreach.” We have to say we’re very proud of the acknowledgement!
Climate change challenges the very foundation of the national park system and our ability to leave America’s natural and cultural heritage unimpaired for future generations.
~ Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service
Summer Hours of Operation
|2015 Estimated Dates||Hours|
|April 24 – April 30||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|May 1 – October 12||7:30 am – 10:00 pm|
|October 13 – October 18||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
December 18, 2015 through February 29, 2016
Key Items Offered
Below are just a few of the items you find at the Mammoth Gift Shop.
- USA made Ornaments
- T-shirts and Hoodies
- Hats, Caps and Visors
- Regional Jewelry
- Native American Jewelry
- Plush Animals and Toys
- Postcard and Pens
- Guidebooks, Literature and Maps
- Fleece Blankets
- USA made Glassware
- Regional Pottery
- Regional Gourmet Food Items
- Regional Huckleberry skin and bath products
- Collector Items
- Scrap-booking Supplies
- Miscellaneous Souvenirs