• Visitor during the evening tour of Alcatraz gaze into the many cells that line up the corridor known as

    Alcatraz Island

    California

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Family Junior Ranger Days

AZ Jr Ranger Booklet
Two Junior Ranger Days are set aside each fall to highlight the Alcatraz Junior Ranger Program. The Junior Ranger days include special ranger walks and other youth specific activities. In addition, Junior Rangers may purchase a Junior Ranger Book for a nominal feel at the Alcatraz Book Stores. The booklet includes a variety of site specific activities. Those who complete the activities will be sworn in as Junior Rangers and receive a Junior Ranger Badge.

No more than 4 free tickets per family. Because there are other programs for both schools and after school programs, only youth in family groups are eligible.

Dates for 2013 are November 2 and 9. Please check back after September 5th for more details.

Did You Know?

The gardens of Alcatraz.

The abundant plant life found on Alcatraz today is not quite “natural” – originally the island was a barren, wind swept, bird guano covered piece of sandstone rock. Soil and plants were introduced by the U.S. Army as they built the first U.S. fort on the West Coast, beginning in the 1850s.