For Kids

a pale sunset behind an expanse of badlands buttes and bright green prairie.
With a whole park to explore, there's family fun for everyone at Badlands National Park.

NPS Photo / Alex Ennes


Have a good time in the Badlands!

Looking for something fun to do with the whole family? You've found the right place! Use the portal below to explore activities for kids and youth. Read about how to earn a Junior Ranger badge, how to explore the Badlands through activities, and learn about the park with your family.

Kids & Youth

  • a cartoon ranger and child stand in front of and look at badlands formations.

    Become a Junior Ranger

    Pick up a Junior Ranger Booklet at the visitor center and turn it in to earn a Junior Ranger badge!

  • a dirt road winds through a low point between buttes and disappear into a grassy valley.

    Pick Your Park Adventure

    Complete this fun online activity to earn a Junior Ranger badge in the mail!

  • a set of stairs climbs up a grassy slope with trees and badlands buttes at the top.

    GPS Adventure

    Bring a GPS device on this family-friendly adventure and earn an "I Walked the Badlands" patch from the visitor center!


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    Last updated: April 19, 2021

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