Capitol Reef for Kids!
Junior Ranger Program
Open to children of all ages. Free Junior Ranger booklet available at the visitor center and Ripple Rock Nature Center. Complete required activities to receive a signed certificate and a free badge. Junior Ranger patches available for purchase!
Junior Geologist Program
Free program is offered Memorial Day to Labor Day, check the visitor center for specific dates and times. Discover geology, the formation of the Waterpocket Fold, colorful rock layers, and the effects of erosion. Complete the activities to earn a certificate and patch.
Family Fun Pack
Fun for the whole family! This backpack, full of activities, games and materials, is loaned out for Free at the visitor center or the Ripple Rock Nature Center. What's inside?
Ripple Rock Nature Center
Located on the Scenic Drive, just south of the visitor center. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, check the visitor center for specific dates and times. Special programs offered in summer. At the Nature Center, kids can:
Did You Know?
With its wide variety of microhabitats, Capitol Reef National Park’s cold desert ecosystem supports an extraordinarily diverse combination of plant and animal species, fostering opportunities for education, research, and a deeper connection to the natural world.