Junior Ranger Program
Kids! You can earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate by completing a few fun, easy activities. Just pick up a free Junior Ranger booklet at the visitor center to get started.
Junior Ranger Day
Visit the preserve on Junior Ranger Day in April for fun activities where you can meet park rangers and enjoy fun activities for the whole family.
Every Kid Outdoors
Are you in 4th grade? Do you and your family like to visit national parks? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you can print a voucher that provides free entrance into federal lands and waters. You can also exchange your voucher for a durable 4th Grade Pass at many federal sites, including Big Thicket National Preserve. Just go to Every Kid Outdoors and print your voucher! Your voucher and pass are valid through the following August of your 4th grade year.
Kids in Parks
National parks across the country feature all kinds of activities, junior ranger programs, and great experiences for kids. Learn more!
Last updated: March 20, 2023