• Cub Creek winds through the woodland at Hometstead National Monument of America.


    National Monument of America Nebraska

Explore Your Winter World

Deer Tracks in Snow

Calling all kids! Use your outdoor investigating skills to become a winter Nature Detective at Homestead National Monument of America. In this Kids in Parks program, join park rangers to "Explore Your Winter World" on Saturday, November 30 at 10 a.m. at the Education Center. Find out how animals survive in the cold winter environment. Learn how to find signs of animals in nature based on their scat and tracks. Even make a nature craft to take home with you. Then use all your detective tools and tricks to look for animal clues on an outdoor hike—see how many you can find! This program is free of charge and open to all ages. Participants should dress warm for going outside.

Junior Ranger

This program is part of Junior Ranger Weekend, November 29 - December 1. Kids are invited to come do fun activities all weekend and earn their Junior Ranger Badge!

Did You Know?

Homesteaders in front of sod house

The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! More...