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On Saturday, April 25, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument will host special National Junior Ranger Day activities. The week of April 19-25 is National Parks Week, an annual, Presidentially proclaimed week for celebration and recognition of the country’s 391 National Parks. Parks across the country will host events throughout the week, concluding with National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday.
Celebrate National Park Week this year by taking a couple of hours to visit Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Kids of all ages will enjoy participating in the Junior Ranger program. Junior Ranger activities, games, and puzzles are designed to help kids learn about this special place, and are available during regular visitor hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Activities also include visiting the Great House, attending a ranger-led program, visiting the ball court, and viewing museum exhibits in the visitor center. Kids who complete the Junior Ranger activities will earn an official Casa Grande Ruins Junior Ranger badge and a certificate of completion.
Admission to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument will be free for Junior Ranger program participants and their families on Saturday, April 25, in celebration of National Junior Ranger Day. At 10:00 a.m. Ranger John Dodson will guide kids on a park tour, help them complete their Junior Ranger activities, talk about what it is like to be a ranger, and help kids learn about their roles as owners and stewards of national parks.
Additional information about Casa Grande Ruins National Monument—including hours, directions, and fees—is available on the monument’s website: https://www.nps.gov/cagr.