There are lots of great things for Kids to do in Death Valley!
Want to have fun while exploring Death Valley? You can become a Junior Ranger! Pick up a FREE Junior Ranger Booklet at any Death Valley National Park Visitor Center.
Rangers know a lot about the desert and will help you see things that are hidden. Sometimes they take you to places you have never been to. Besides, your parents might enjoy it too.
Not ready to go to bed? Nighttime is when the desert wakes up. Go for a moonlight walk in the sand dunes where you might see kangaroo rats and kit fox. Even in the moon light you can see the color of the rocks in Golden Canyon. Bring a flashlight, just in case, but see if you can hike without it. Animals do it, so can you!
Have you ever seen a lizard run on its hind legs like a dinosaur? Did you know roadrunners don’t say beep-beep? If you keep your eyes peeled, you just might see wild animals in Death Valley. Don’t forget to look for their tracks and dens, too.
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Every Kid Outdoors Program
Did you know that the National Park Service has a special program for fourth graders, granting free access to Park Service sites for students and their families? More information on this national initiative can be found on the Every Kid Outdoors website.
Last updated: April 5, 2022