• Montezuma Peak

    Coronado

    National Memorial Arizona

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger booklet

Junior Ranger booklet

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Here at Coronado National Memorial we feel the future stewardship of our park is of the utmost importance. A Junior Ranger is an explorer. A Junior Ranger is a learner, and this type of learning is informal and fun. A Junior Ranger is a protector of the national parks. Junior Rangers discover things they can do to help make sure there are always parks to visit in the future. They learn things they can do in the parks, and things they can do when they return home. When they have completed their activity booklets, children are sworn in as a Junior Ranger and receive a badge, patch, and certificate. Each year 450,000 children become Junior Rangers.


The Junior Ranger program is designed for visitors between the ages of 5 and 12. You can pick up an activity book at the visitor center. There are multiple activities to choose from, with subjects ranging from Coronado's Expedition to the cave, a nature walk, visitor center displays and more. After completing the activities, you will receive a Junior Ranger patch, badge, certificate, and discount coupon for our bookstore.

Are you unable to travel to the park but still want to be a Junior Ranger? Visit the Webranger page to learn how to become a Junior Ranger from home!

 
Discovery backpack

Discovery Daypack

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Discovery Daypack

To assist you in your adventures, check out a FREE Discovery Daypack at the visitor center. Field guides, binoculars, and a magnifying glass are some of the items inside the pack for you to use during your park visit.

Did You Know?

Oil painting of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado was born in 1510 in Salamanca Spain. He was only 30 years old when he began his expedition into what is now the American Southwest. His expedition was considered a failure and he died in obscurity in 1554.