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Junior Ranger Day Highlights National Park Week

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News Release Date: April 19, 2010
Contact: Chris Edwards, 415-561-7170

JUNIOR RANGER DAY HIGHLIGHTS NATIONAL PARK WEEK AT SAN FRANCISCO MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

On Saturday, April 24, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park celebrates national Junior Ranger Day with a range of kids activities at Hyde Street Pier, on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. This day is the culmination of National Park Week, April 17-25, when all national parks are open free of admission charge. The park is open from 9:30am to 5:00pm, with kids activities 10am-4pm.

On Hyde Street Pier, kids can take a treasure map and locate all the hidden treasures within San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There are four historic floating vessels for kids and their accompanying adults to explore at their own leisure.

Children aged 5-12 can also earn a San Francisco Maritime Junior Ranger badge by completing the activities in the Junior Ranger booklet.

For more information, please call the Visitor Center at 415-447-5000.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, Aquatic Park Historic District, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/safr.

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Did You Know?

The Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner in the world, passing by the park with many smaller boats surrounding her.

The Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner in the world (1,131 feet long), pulled into San Francisco Bay on February 4, 2007. Here she is passing by the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.