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

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

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?

Photo of paleontologist Earl Douglass.

Paleontologist Earl Douglass first came to Utah looking for mammal fossils. He returned in 1909 and discovered an immense deposit of dinosaur bones, now protected at Dinosaur National Monument. Although made famous by dinosaurs, Douglass died preferring his beloved mammal fossils over dinosaurs.