Junior Ranger - Become a Junior Ranger. Start your visit to the missions by picking up an activity book at the Visitor Center. It's free!
Kid Zone - Explore the National Park Service on the web. Become a Web Ranger.
Books for Kids - Learn more about San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and the Spanish Colonial period of American history.
2013 Junior Ranger Summer Day Camps
Apply for one or all three camps for rising 6th graders sponsored by the National Park Service, UTSA-Center for Archaeological Research, San Antonio River Authority, and San Antonio Museum of Art. Camps are free; entry must be received by May 13th. Winning campers will be notified by May 20th.
Click here for Official rules and applications.
Did You Know?
that Spanish missions were not churches? They were Indian towns, with the church as the focus, where, in the 1700s, the native people were learning to become Spanish citizens. In order to become a citizen, they had to be Catholic; that is why the King of Spain sent missionaries to acculturate them.