Discovery Pack Program

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Children ages 5 and up are invited to participate in Saguaro National Park's Junior Ranger Discovery Pack program. This program is available every day except Christmas.

Parents or legal guardians may pick up an activity booklet and check out a discovery pack at either visitor center of the park. Each discovery pack contains a variety of tools to assist in completing a desert-themed workbook. There is no charge for this program.

Perticipants receive either a 12 or 20 page activity booklet. Parents are requested to choose the appropriate booklet for their child. Please ask for samples at the information desk. The 12 page booklet offers a variety of fun activities with little reading and writing required. Most activities require drawing lines or pictures and are fairly easy to complete. The 20 page booklet requires extensive reading and writing as well as some analytical thinking skills. Some of the activities in this booklet are challenging.

Completion times average 90 minutes. Discovery packs may not be checked out after 2:00 p.m. and must be returned by 4:30 p.m. All participants will be awarded an official Saguaro National Park Junior Ranger certificate and badge.

Last updated: February 23, 2015

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