Kids can have a great time exploring the park with their families and friends. Children enjoy the exhibits and video at the Visitor Center, talking with the Native artisans in the Cultural Center, and exploring the trails and intertidal zone. Ranger-led programs are a great way to introduce children to their natural and cultural heritage. The park offers the following programs just for kids.
Junior Ranger Program
Kids of all ages can take part in the Junior Ranger Program to learn more about Sitka National Historical Park. Children explore the park through fun activities outlined in an activity booklet. The content and number of activities required to earn the title of Junior Ranger vary based on the child's age. A plastic badge and certificate are awarded upon completion of the booklet. The activity booklet is available at the Visitor Center. No fee is charged for the program.
Family fun packs can be borrowed at the park’s Visitor Center for independent beach exploration by all ages. The packs include buckets, digging tools, magnifying glasses, beach guides, and other gear for making a family outing on the beach an educational event.
Did You Know?
Brown and grizzly bears are classified as the same species. Brown bears found inland and in northern habitats are often called “grizzlies” while “brown bear” is used to refer to animals found in coastal areas.