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    Zion

    National Park Utah

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For Kids

Junior Rangers having fun!

Junior Rangers having fun!

Children's Programs
The children's programs are offered during the summer months. The activities are created and presented with a young person's level of learning and interest in mind. Programs are free.

Educational Outreach Programs
Curriculum-based, in-class educational programs are available each spring and fall for 3rd to 5th grades. These outreach programs are offered to elementary schools in Washington County and other areas within a 50-mile radius of the park.
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Junior Ranger Program
Zion offers a guided and self-guided Junior Ranger experience. Self-guided activity booklets are free at park visitor centers, the Zion Human History Museum, and the Nature Center.

 
Junior Ranger sign up at the Nature Center

Signing up at the Nature Center

Become a Junior Ranger
Hey kids! Become a Zion Junior Ranger and have fun while learning about Zion National Park and the natural world. Becoming a Junior ranger is a great way to explore your national parks while learning how you can help take care of them for the future.
 
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Ranger-led Discovery Program Hike.

Youth Programs

What
These programs are aimed at youth and families. Children will learn about Zion National Park and the natural world through hands-on activities, hikes, and lessons designed especially for them. Free.

When
Youth programs are offered Memorial Day through Labor Day. Youth Programs are held daily at the Nature Center and throughout the park. Check the Park Map and Guide for specific times and locations.

Wear
Activities are outside, so dress comfortably and appropriately for outdoor activities. Please bring water. Hats and sunscreen are recommended on sunny days and rain gear if the weather looks stormy. Close-toed shoes preferred. No flip-flops.

For Teachers

Kids Helping the Park and the Planet

Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers Helping Kids

 
Rangers will review activity booklets with the kids.

Rangers will review activity booklets with kids.

Self-Guided Activities

Junior Ranger Activity Booklet:
Children ages 4 through 12 can earn a Junior Ranger Badge by completing an activity booklet and attending a ranger-led program during their visit.

Booklets are available at park visitor centers, the Zion Human History Museum, and the Nature Center. Please allow for several hours to complete this booklet as activities include traveling throughout Zion Canyon in search of cool things to discover.

Web Rangers: Now you can be a Junior Ranger even if you are not able to visit Zion. By clicking here, you become a member of a growing number of young people who are interested in the world around them and involved with their nation's heritage... The Web Rangers!

The Zion Natural History Association provides additional funding for this program.

Did You Know?

Pa'rus Trail

Zion National Park has a trail where pets are allowed. The Pa'rus Trail winds along the Virgin River for 2 miles at the entrance to Zion Canyon and is also a bicycle path More...