Junior Ranger


Do you want to explore, learn about, and protect Mammoth Cave? If so, become a Mammoth Cave Junior Ranger! The Junior Ranger activity book is appropriate for all ages and is a great way to get more in-depth knowledge about the world’s longest cave and to learn about the natural wonders of the park.

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How to Get Started

Becoming a Mammoth Cave Junior Ranger is fun and easy. Stop by the visitor center when you arrive at the park to get started. The Junior Ranger activity books are available for free from the park bookstore.

The book has many activities, depending on age, that will guide your learning experience. Once complete, bring the book to the visitor center information desk and a park ranger will check your work and answer any additional questions you may have. If all the requirements are met you will take the official Junior Ranger Pledge and will be sworn in as an official Mammoth Cave Junior Ranger, earning your very own Mammoth Cave Junior Ranger Badge!

Download the Mammoth Cave Junior Ranger book here:

You can download the Mammoth Cave Junior Ranger Book [PDF 7.3 MB] and get started as soon as you arrive to the park. Printed copies of the book are also available for purchase at the park visitor center.


Completing Your Junior Ranger Book From Home

If you didn’t have time to complete your activity book on your visit to the park, don’t worry, you can still complete the activities at home and take the Junior Ranger pledge below. After you have completed all the required activities in the book and taken the Junior Ranger pledge, print out your very own virtual Mammoth Cave Junior Ranger Badge or purchase a Junior Ranger patch from the online park store.

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Join Ranger Rachel and take Mammoth Cave Junior Ranger Pledge!

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The fun doesn’t have to stop! More information on other Junior Ranger programs throughout the national park system is also available.

Last updated: January 24, 2024

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P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259-0007


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