National Scenic River Nebraska

For Kids

A child in snow clothes runs down a wooded snow covered path.

Looking for Kids Activities?

Nature Creations is our virtual kids STEM and craft activity series that uses household materials to explore the Niobrara River.

Setting up a tent can be confusing, but there's help during the CAMP program.
Children set up a tent with a little help from park rangers.

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Junior Ranger Booklet

Pick up your own Niobrara National Scenic River Junior Ranger Booklet. Complete the activities for your age group and earn an official Junior Ranger badge!

Junior Ranger Programs

Join a park ranger for Junior Ranger programs every Sunday throughout the summer season. These hands-on programs are designed for kids 6-12 years old, but everyone is welcome to attend. Topics vary. Check the calendar for more information.

Kids' Activities

Stop by the visitor center on Saturdays for special weekly activities. Activities are on-going, so come by any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make an animal, play a game, or look for fossils the way a paleontologist does it. See the calendar for more details.

Web-based Activities

Want to check out other cool web activities. visit the National Park Service Become A Junior Ranger.


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Last updated: January 13, 2021

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Mailing Address:

214 W US Highway 20
Valentine, NE 69201


(402) 376-1901

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