Kids & Youth


Sesame Street Explores Gateway National Recreation Area

Follow Elmo, Murray, and Ranger Shalini as they learn about the nests, seasons, and habitats at Gateway!


Family Fun at Gateway!

Gateway National Recreation Area is a great place for the whole family all year long. The National Park Service offers many programs throughout the year for kids to learn about the nature and history that's right here in their own backyard, or to bring out their creativity. They can even earn their Junior Ranger badges! Get the whole family together, and visit the Gateway site nearest you, or make a day trip to visit the other sites. Whatever you do, kids of all ages will enjoy discovering the treasures found in our local national park!

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Earn your Junior Ranger badge.  Great for kids ages 7-12


Junior Ranger in Jamaica Bay
Visit the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge or the Ryan Visitor Center and
ask a Ranger for your very own Junior Ranger Book. It is great for girls and boys who want to Explore, Learn and Protect our National Parks. Complete the activities and earn a Junior Ranger Badge. The book is designed for ages 7-12.

Become a WebRanger!
The National Park Service has a great Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages on line. You can play more than 50 games and learn about your National Parks. If you love your National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites than this web page is for you


New online game for kids! 


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