• Birder on Village Creek Bridge in Turkey Creek Unit

    Big Thicket

    National Preserve Texas

For Kids

Park Ranger leading a school program

Kids learning about the Preserve with a ranger.

NPS Photo

For Kids
The Preserve offers a wide range of curriculum-based programs for school age children pre-K through 12th grade. These programs are offered at no charge and only by reservation to our regional schools.

Contact us for reservation at 409-951-6700.

Junior Ranger Program
An easy and exciting way for our young visitors to learn the many unique wonders of Big Thicket National Preserve. Just ask the ranger at the Visitor Center for your free Junior Ranger Guidebook. Kids can earn a ranger badge and certificate by completing activities in the book.

Did You Know?

Bald Eagle

America's national bird, the bald eagle, formerly endangered and still rare, is often seen along the Neches and Trinity Rivers in Big Thicket.