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Looking for a first, favorite or fresh way to experience Yosemite? Try one (or more!) of these 10 tips for deepening your connection with the park.

Looking for a first, favorite or fresh way to experience Yosemite? Try one (or more!) of these 10 tips for deepening your connection with the park.

Visitors enjoy the restored wildlife diorama at the Nature Center at Happy Isles, featuring new sculpted animals. The Happy Isles exhibits were restored through a grant funded by Yosemite Conservancy donors. Credit: Yosemite Conservancy

Thanks to our donors, the Nature Center at Happy Isles in Yosemite got a makeover before opening for the summer season. Read on to take a peek at the new exhibits!

Yosemite Climber Steward Alexa answers visitors' questions about climbing El Capitan through "Ask A Climber," a seasonal educational program supported by Conservancy donors.

What questions do you have about climbing El Capitan? As big wall adventurers take advantage of long spring days to scale Yosemite's famous 3,000-foot granite cliff, we're sharing some of the top questions from the park's Ask a Climber program, which kicks off its 2016 season this month.

Wookies at Tunnel View. Photo: Keith Walklet

Something out-of-this-world is happening in the park this summer: A new Star Wars spin-off shot in Yosemite! Can you believe it?