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Looking for something fun and free to do with your family at Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park? You can become a Junior Ranger! Contact us or ask a Ranger or Park Volunteer for more information about our program booklet.
Ready, Set, Go!
Do you love all national parks? Check out the all inclusive "Ready, Set, Go!" Junior Ranger book, which lets you explore the parks both near and far to you. Finish this book to become a Park Explorer Junior Ranger! NPS Jr. Ranger Park Explorer Ready, Set, Go!
Paterson Junior Ranger
Start your Junior Ranger journey in Paterson!
Visit the park during staffed hours and ask a ranger for a Junior Ranger activity booklet.
Railroad ExplorerAll aboard! As a center of railroad manufacturing, Paterson helped put the nation "on track." Thanks to this history, Paterson Great Falls is one of several parks that offers a Junior Ranger activity related to railroads. Released in 2020, this program explores the history of railroading in America, while teaching all-important safety lessons for living and working near trains.
Become a Junior Ranger Railroad Explorer - ask a ranger for details or download a digital Railroad Explorer book as your ticket to earn a special badge!
After exploring our site, continue your "training" by visiting the many other railroad-associated National Parks, such as nearby Steamtown National Historic Site!
Super Junior RangerWe also offer a special Junior Ranger program - if you become a Jr. Ranger here at Paterson Great Falls and our neighbors Thomas Edison National Historical Park and Morristown National Historical Park, you will receive a certificate designating you as a Super Junior Ranger!
Simply complete the activities at each park and show your badges at the final site!
Did you know? If you are a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout, you can become a National Park Service Scout Ranger! Scout leaders: explore these programs and consider integrating scout activities into an education program, scheduled program reservation, or visit!Boy Scout Ranger Program
Girl Scout Ranger Program
Girl Scout Rangers & the 19th Amendment
Last updated: June 14, 2023