Kids & Youth

Become an El Malpais Junior Ranger!

Join our Junior Ranger program; click here to see what you need to do!

 
A young girl explores the rings of Saturn with a telescope.

A young girl explores the rings of Saturn through a telescope.

NPS Photo by Jaclyn Waggoner

Be a Junior Ranger Night Explorer!

Throughout the year, the park hosts astronomy programs at the Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center and other sites. Join us for telescopic tours of the moon, planets, and other galactic wonders! Kid-sized scopes are available, and technical help is available for those who bring their own telescopes. Check this space for program announcements.

 
A park ranger and his trusty horse on patrol.

A park ranger heads out on horse patrol.

NPS

See what Rangers do!

Have you ever thought about what park rangers do while on duty? Click here to check out our park ranger photo gallery and explore rangers in action in our national parks!

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