There are many ways children can learn about the parks, while visiting, in their classrooms, or from home.
Every Kid Outdoors
Fourth-grade students can earn a free pass to visit your national parks! Visit the Every Kid Outdoors website to learn more.
Rangers present free interpretive programs for families throughout the year. Additional programs, such as Kids' Campfire Talks, may be available in the summer months. Stop by a visitor center or check the weekly program flyer to find out about upcoming programs. Learn more about free ranger-led programs. You might also join our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC), for a naturalist program through their SPC Adventures program.
Junior Ranger Program
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Junior Ranger program. Pick up a free Junior Ranger booklet at any visitor center. Turn completed booklets into a ranger at a visitor center or evening program to take the Junior Ranger pledge and receive the official Sequoia and Kings Canyon Junior Ranger badge.
Activities for Kids
Looking for a way to have fun and learn about the parks at home? Check out these activities for young and young-at-heart stewards of the natural world!
Ranger Programs for Schools
We offer ranger-led field trips and in-person, Rangers in the Classroom presentations during the school year. Learn more here.
Can't Make it to the Parks?
The National Park Service's Kids in Parks feature has interactive activities to help kids connect with parks. Sequoia and Kings Canyon has also developed a Visit Virtually webpage. On this page, teachers can find links to parks' lesson plans.
Last updated: September 22, 2023