Looking for a way to keep the kids busy while also learning more about your favorite National Parks? Over 400 National Park Service locations offer Junior Ranger programs. It’s a great way to prepare for your next National Park vacation because many of their program materials can be downloaded prior to your visit – some can even be completed without a park visit allowing you to earn a Junior Ranger badge from home. It’s a great way to keep busy while learning more about your favorite Nation’s Vacation location!
Also, keep in mind that there is no age limit for Junior Rangers – all ages are welcome. So whether you’re 8 or 80, enjoy learning more about your favorite National Park!
Glacier Bay allows you to learn more about the park at home and then email in your answer sheet in order to receive a junior ranger sticker and certificate, learn more here.
Kids can get a jump start on earning their Crater Lake Junior Ranger badge by finishing 7 pages of Crater Lake’s Junior Ranger Activity Book. Download it on the park’s website here.
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park’s Ocean Steward activity booklet is available for download online, and then during your park visit you can turn it in at any park visitor center to earn your Ocean Steward patch.
Denali National Park & Preserve
Learn all about the animals of Denali – including the sled dogs that work in the park – and become a Junior Ranger from home. Learn more and download your guide to get started.
Glen Canyon NRA / Lake Powell
Print out your Glen Canyon / Rainbow Bridge Junior Ranger book and send it back in to earn your Junior Ranger Badge and certificate.
Mesa Verde National Park
Planning a Mesa Verde vacation this summer? Get started now by downloading your Mesa Verde Junior Ranger booklet now. Once you visit, just turn it in at the park information center in order to become a Mesa Verde Junior Ranger.