• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

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For Kids

Three youth take the oath to become Junior Rangers and another youth works with her mother to complete her Junior Ranger booklet.
Become a Junior Ranger and Junior Paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument!
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Participants earn a free badge when they complete either Junior Ranger Program booklet.

Participants earn a free badge when they complete either Junior Ranger Program booklets.

Dinosaur National Monument has Junior Ranger and Junior Paleontology programs available for children at no cost. Children are given a booklet with age-appropriate activities and complete a number of the activities based on their age. They are given a Junior Ranger or Junior Paleontologist badge upon completion.

Junior Rangers and Junior Paleontologists pledge to take care of Dinosaur National Monument and be respectful of the environment.

 

Did You Know?

Picture of anthropomorphic figure holding a circular shape pecked into a rock.

Do you know the difference between a petroglyph (pictured here) and a pictograph? Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock while pictographs are painted images. Dinosaur National Monument preserves both forms of Native American rock art.