The Shrine of the Ages is a multi-purpose building used by the National Park Service, Grand Canyon Association, and others. It can also be rented for private functions, including wedding ceremonies, with application for a Special Use Permit.
In the winter months, the nightly Evening Program is held inside the Shrine of the Ages, offering the opportunity to learn about a variety of Grand Canyon resources. Topics that park rangers may discuss include geology, human history, wildlife, the night sky, water resources, rock art, canyon hiking, and more.
Special events, such as concerts or demonstrations, may take the place of a ranger program offering visiting artists, musicians, or students from Grand Canyon School to present programs to the community and general public.