• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Be A Junior Ranger

A colorful illustration of a park ranger and children with a sailboat in the background.

The original logo for the park's Junior Ranger activity booklet.

NPS/Illustration by Inge Wessels

While in the park, younger visitors can pick up a free Junior Ranger Program activity booklet at three contact stations: the Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, or the Ticket Booth on Hyde Street Pier.

There is an activity booklet for kids ages 5-8 and one for kids ages 9-12 (PDF 560KB). It's a fun way for kids, and those big kids along with them, to learn about the park. The booklets are also available in Spanish (ages 5-8, ages 9-12).

Once the activities are completed, find a park ranger who will review the booklet with the new Junior Ranger and present them with a Junior Ranger badge.

 
A park ranger standing next to an adult carrying a child on his shoulders.
Junior Ranger Day on Hyde Street Pier, 2013.
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Children at a table doing crafts.
One of the many fun activities during Junior Ranger Day on Hyde Street Pier, April 23, 2011.
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