Ellis Island is open on a limited basis while repairs continue.
Ellis Island has reopened on a limited basis. Due to the nature of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy parts of the historic Main Building and museum, including most of the exhibits, remain closed at this time. More »
Be A Junior Ranger
Want to be a Junior Ranger at Ellis Island? You can download the Ellis Island Junior Ranger booklet here!
This program gives you the opportunity to learn about Ellis Island and our nation's heritage by becoming a Junior Ranger! The activity book will guide you through the historic Ellis Island Immigration Station - you can learn what it was like to be an immigrant, and why it's important to protect and preserve historic places. It will take you about one hour to complete the booklet.
Due to its popularity, the booklet may not be available once you arrive at Ellis Island. You will want to print it before your visit by going to the link you see at the top of this page. When you get to Ellis Island, you can stop by the Information Desk if you have any questions.
This program is recommended for children ages 7-12. This program cannot be completed electronically or by mail.
Remember, if you can't visit Ellis Island or other National Parks, you can still be a WebRanger! Visit the National Park Service's nationwide online Junior Ranger Program at www.nps.gov/webrangers.
Did You Know?
During the island's 62 years of operation, over 12 million immigrants were processed at Ellis Island, including quite a few who went on to become famous such as: Frank Capra, Bela Lugosi, Baron Von Trapp, Irving Berlin, Max Factor, Claudette Colbert, Rudolph Valentino, Igor Sikorsky and Bob Hope.