For Kids

George Washington Carver National Monument is a fun place to visit! Plan to spend a couple of hours or a whole day discovering nature, trying out experiments and learning about George Washington Carver.

Junior Rangers
Summer Junior Rangers spend a beautiful morning bird watching.

Be a Junior Ranger! Earn a badge by learning about George's boyhood home. Students can complete the Junior Ranger Program on a single visit or by making reservations in advance to participate in Junior Ranger Day. Upon successful completion of a junior ranger booklet, children are awarded with a junior ranger badge and certificate. Booklets are available at the visitor center front desk.

June 2, 9, & 16 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
July 21, 28 & August 4 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
For ages 8-12, this annual event series gives children a "behind the scenes" look at what it's like being a park ranger and a unique opportunity to learn more about George Washington carver and the National Park Service through a variety of hands-on and small group activities. Please contact the park at 417.325.4151 for more details and to register. See you this summer!

Kids washing laundry with scrub board
These students are washing laundry the way George did so long ago.......with a scrub board and lye soap!

Many activities at George Washington Carver National Monument are from the everyday life of the 19th century - like washing and drying laundry the old-fashioned way. These hands-on programs help us to imagine young George's life on the Carver Farm.

Be sure to also check out the NPS WebRanger web page for a wonderful on line experience.

Archeology for Kids!

Check out The Children's Corner

The photograph is for our summer junior ranger program. The image includes text and dates for the event. There are also other images of kids to promote the fun program.

Last updated: June 6, 2018

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5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840



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