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.

NPS (public domain)

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…

Every kid outdoors logo image with children playing in a field
Every Kid Outdoors fosters crucial connections to and future stewardship of America’s spectacular federal lands and waters.

NPS photo

Fourth Graders Get a Free Pass

The Every Kid Outdoors program, formerly known as the Every Kid in a Park program, provides free access to fourth grade students and those accompanying them to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas. The program connects fourth graders and their families to public lands. Complete a fun activity and get your voucher for free admission today.

Every Kid Outdoors is meant to be a family experience, and the pass allows the entire family to visit public lands. Fourth graders must be present for free entry into parks and to exchange the paper voucher for a plastic pass.


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.

Last updated: August 26, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

600 E. Harrison Street
Room 1006

Brownsville , TX 78520


956 541-2785 x333

Contact Us

Stay Connected