Everglades National Park For Kids

About the Everglades - Fun For Kids

Kids can have a great time exploring the Everglades with their families and friends. Take some time to look over some of the exhibits and films to be found at our different visitor centers. Participate in any one of our regularly scheduled ranger programs. Take a stroll along one of our trails in search of some amazing wildlife.

With a little work, kids can even become an Everglades National Park Junior Ranger!


Help for Students

If you are looking for information to help you prepare school projects and reports or even if you just want to explore the park before you visit, you can do so here, by Learning About the Everglades!

Are you needing some awesome Everglades photos for a project?
Click over to our Flickr site.

Kids Exploring the Anhinga Trail
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Junior Ranger Day: March 17, 2018

Calling all aspiring Junior Rangers! Join us at Shark Valley or Royal Palm on Saturday, March 17th for FREE ranger-led programs! Participants and their families can learn about the Everglades from park rangers, receive a Junior Ranger Activity Guide, and earn an Everglades National Park Junior Ranger Badge!
Activity guides are available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

Shark Valley (9:30AM - 2:30PM)
Join us for special activities, educational tables, a sensory hike, and a Junior Ranger ceremony! There will be a free ranger-led tram tour available by reservation only at 305-242-7753.

Royal Palm (10:00AM - 3:30PM)
Join us for special activities, educational tables, a sensory hike, and a Junior Ranger ceremony! Feel free to walk the Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo Trails for a chance to explore Everglades National Park and for a chance to see amazing wildlife!
A free trolley ride into the park is available from Homestead's Losner Park or the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center (entrance fee waived). For additional information, please call 305-242-7862.

Really, what is that on the tree?

Everglades Mountains and Valleys Video Series

So, what's it like to get knee-deep in freshwater? Is that gator winking at me? Join Laura and Everglades Park Rangers as they explore different habitats in a video series created just for kids! The "Everglades Mountains and Valleys" is a great virtual introduction to the Everglades ecosystem.

Student becomes ranger

NPS Photo by Jennifer Brown

Student to Park Ranger

Watch a short video to see how a student on a 6th grade camping trip to the Everglades ended up becoming a park ranger!

Last updated: March 23, 2018

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Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034


(305) 242-7700

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