Junior Ranger Day at Badlands National Park
Contact: Judy Olson, (605) 433-5240
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Interior, S.D. — Saturday, April 25 is Junior Ranger Day at Badlands National Park. Children ages 5 to 12 and their families are invited to visit the park and earn their Junior Ranger badge. Rangers at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center will assist children with their Junior Ranger booklets. A special touch table with fun hands-on activities will be available at the visitor center from 10 am to 3 pm. In addition to the standard Badlands Junior Ranger badge, all participating children will receive a Junior Ranger Day patch, pin, and certificate. The Junior Ranger Program encourages children and their families to explore, learn about, and protect national parks. Visit Badlands National Park on Saturday, April 25 and become a Junior Ranger!
Regular entrance fees apply. The entrance fee for a single private vehicle is $15. A yearly Badlands pass can be purchased for $30.
Did You Know?
During the Age of Dinosaurs, a warm, shallow sea covered the Great Plains, including what is now Badlands. Since dinosaurs were land creatures, no fossils of these animals have been found in the park. Giant marine lizards called mosasaurs swam in the ancient sea, along with sea turtles and fish.