Be A Junior Ranger
Calling all kids! Ever wonder about the people who built the mounds? What did they eat? Where did they live? How do we know about these people that lived 2,000 years ago? Answers to these questions can be found by participating in the park's Junior Ranger program.
Any child between the ages of 6 to 12 can become a Junior Ranger by answering questions in a booklet available at the Mound City Group Visitor Center. Answers can be found in the park's brochure, video, museum, and interpretive signs in the mound area and along trails. Upon completion of the activities, bring the booklet back to the Visitor Center and be awarded a Hopewell Culture Junior Ranger badge!
While the Junior Ranger program may be tailored for children of specific ages, we encourage visitors of all ages to participate in the program to expand their Hopewellian knowledge! Just ask a Ranger for your booklet during your visit.
Become a Junior Archeologist!
2015 Dates: To Be Announced Soon!
Time: Check back in the spring for dates & times
Children will be able to watch our 19-minute video, tour our museum, take a ranger-led mound tour, and participate in a mock dig to earn a Junior Archeologist badge! Parents or guardians are required to stay with their children. Registration is not required and it is always free! Call the park at (740) 774-1126 for more information
For more National Park Junior Ranger education and fun, visit our Webrangers site. There, kids can learn more about their National Parks in an interactive and fun adventure. Trivia, games and virtual trails help make the experience enjoyable and memorable. Guests can customize a virtual Ranger Station, earn more rewards, and play new activities! Visit today!