Explore, Learn, and Protect with the park's new Junior Ranger e-book, Journey Through New Bedford!
Learn about New Bedford’s past! Junior Rangers of all ages can plan a whaling adventure and learn what it takes to land a whale! Unlike traditional Junior Ranger books that are only available at a park, this e-book can be accessed from anywhere on your personal smartphone or tablet. This book is also intended to make the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Junior Ranger program accessible to those with audio/visual disabilities.
You’ll visit several of the many historical locations in New Bedford. You will meet important people from history who may introduce you to names, cultures, and other areas around the park for you to explore.
Once you have completed your journey and received your Protection Papers from the U.S. Custom House, fill in your name on the certificate, print the certificate out, and either mail your certificate to the park or bring it to the Visitor Center in person.
Once the park receives your certificate, you will be mailed your Junior Ranger badge! Completed certificates can be mailed to the park at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 or just stop in!
Enjoy your trip back in time, and we look forward to you joining the ranks of Junior Rangers at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park!