Fee:Free. There is an entrance fee to get into Shenandoah National Park, but no further fees are required.
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National Junior Ranger Day is always a fun part of National Park Week. Kids (and adults) of all ages are invited to become a Junior Ranger during the national day and any day of the year!
On this Junior Ranger Day, celebrate with kids by joining a Park Ranger for interactive, family friendly programs that take a closer look at different topics about Shenandoah National Park. Programs take place at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m., and at Byrd Visitor Center at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Throughout the day, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., discover what's special about Shenandoah by following a self-guided scavenger hunt at either visitor center.
In the meantime, The NPS Kids Portal is a great place to start your virtual national park experience and participate in fun activities and special online programs for the whole family. Check out online and printable activities along with virtual tours, videos, and webcams from national parks all across the country.
Special National Junior Ranger Day Programs
Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51)
"Animal Adaptions" (11:30 a.m.) - Learn how animals adapt to their environments in this special kid-friendly program. Meet in grassy area in front of visitor center.
"Invasive Species" (1:00 p.m.) - Explore how invasive species alter an ecosystem in this kid-friendly program. Meet in grassy area in front of visitor center.
(11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) - A Park fire engine will be on display in the Byrd Visitor Center parking lot for all to enjoy!
Dickey Ridge Visitor Center (mile 4.6)
"Story Behind the Scenery" (11:00 a.m.) - Learn about the epic history of Shenandoah's ever-changing landscape. A family-friendly program for all ages. Meet in grassy area in front of visitor center.
"Animal Adaptions" (1:00 p.m.) - Learn how animals adapt to their environments in this special kid-friendly program. Meet in grassy area in front of visitor center.