For Kids

Junior Ranger certificate
Junior Ranger certificate and badge

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Junior Ranger Program

Kids! You can earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate by completing a few easy, fun activities. Just pick up a free Junior Ranger booklet at the visitor center to get started. If you have just a short amount of time to spend here, you can watch a short movie about the preserve and do a scavenger hunt in the visitor center exhibits. If you have more time to spend here, you can hike a trail or explore the Big Thicket by boat. All of these activities count towards getting your Junior Ranger awards!

Web Rangers

While nothing takes the place of visiting national park areas in person, kids can learn about these areas online by becoming "webrangers". Go to www.nps.gov/webrangers to complete fun activities, earn online awards, and learn about the wide variety of resources in our national park units.

 
Every Kid in a Park Pass

Every Kid in a Park

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 more durable 4th Grade Pass at many federal sites, including Big Thicket National Preserve. Just go to Every Kid in a Park, complete an online game, and print your voucher! Your voucher and pass are valid through August of your 4th grade year.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

6044 FM 420
Kountze, TX 77625

Phone:

(409) 951-6800

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