Kids & Youth

A Ranger helps a boy with a cave art activity
Palo Alto Battlefield offers a variety of experiences for younger visitors.


Something for the Kids

Palo Alto Battlefield NHP is a great place for kids to learn about an important chapter in the history of the United States. Whether you’re exploring the park on your own, at a special event, or on a field trip, the park has something to offer visitors of all ages.

Palo Alto Battlefield is always looking for ways to improve the park experience for families. Feel free to send us your suggestions or comments.

Three boys hold up their Junior Ranger patches
The park's Junior Ranger program is a great way to experience the park.

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Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger program is great fun for the whole family. It will enhance your visit to the park and make for fond memories as well. Learn more…

Junior Birder Program

Do you have a little amateur naturalist in your family? We’ve got just the thing for you. Ask for a Junior Birder booklet at the front desk and start discovering the birds of Palo Alto. Be sure to ask about earning a patch for completing the booklet.

Every Kid in a Park

Marvel at the St. Louis Arch, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl. Walk in dinosaur tracks. Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars! These sites belong to all of us —including you.

President Barack Obama created Every Kid in a Park so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.

Last updated: June 14, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

600 E. Harrison Street Rm 1006
Room 1006

Brownsville, TX 78520


(956) 541-2785 x333

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