Kids & Youth


All 4th graders can visit public lands for free this year as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting September 1, 4th grade students can go to to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.


Kids use traditional tools in the shade of a ramada on the mission grounds.

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Imagine and Experience

In 1691, a black-robed priest named Father Kino visited an O'odham village which became known as Tumacácori and started the first Spanish Mission in what is now Arizona.

Since then, different people have lived at and visited the site, including Native Americans, priests from all over Europe, Spanish settlers, Mexicans, and American pioneers.

You can visit Tumacácori, too!

muddy hands

Junior Ranger Day is a special event designed for our young visitors. Held annually during National Park Week, it's an opportunity for families to visit the park with kids of all ages.

Upcoming Junior Ranger Day


Thwack!  A young visitor takes a swing at the Fiesta piñata.

NPS Photo

There are lots of fun Things To Do, but some are extra special for our youngest visitors to Tumacácori:

Did You Know?