Junior Ranger Program
Yellowstone National Park's official Junior Ranger Program is free to visiting children ages 5-12! The goal of the Junior Ranger program is to introduce children to the natural wonders of the park and their own role in preserving these wonders for the future.
Some winter activities require the use of a thermometer and hand lens, so make sure you ask to check out a Junior Ranger Snowpack. Snowpacks are available at both the Mammoth and Old Faithful visitor centers and snowshoes may be checked out in Mammoth.
Both children and adults benefit by learning more about the park and sharing the fun of becoming a Junior Ranger.
Downloading the Junior Ranger Program
While most of the Junior Ranger activities need to be completed within Yellowstone, families may wish to download the activity papers before traveling to the park. A list of program requirements is on the last page. Come to Yellowstone to earn your Junior Ranger patch!
To preview or print the activity paper, click on the appropriate age below.
Formatted for 11x17 paper but can be printed on 8.5 x 11.
Did You Know?
The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.