Fun Activities for Families

The cover of the Jr. Ranger booklet, which features a drawing of three totem poles
The Jr. Ranger program is fun for all ages!

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Junior Ranger Program

Children of all ages can explore the park as Junior Rangers! Here are the steps to becoming a Sitka NHP Junior Ranger:

Step 1: Pick up the Junior Ranger Activity booklet at the visitor center front desk or Russian Bishop’s House, or download it here and send it in!

Step 2: Complete the age-based activities outlined in the Junior Ranger booklet.

Step 3: Present the completed booklet to a ranger at the visitor center front desk.

Step 4: Take the oath as a Junior Ranger, and receive a plastic Junior Ranger badge and certificate!

No fee is charged for the program.

Two young boys walk through the tidepool area at low tide.
Explore the tidepools, a rich ecosystem with cultural importance.

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Discovery Packs

Beach Discovery Packs are loaned out at the park’s visitor center for independent beach and intertidal zone exploration.

The Discovery Pack backpack includes:

  • Buckets
  • Digging tools and nets
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Beach guides
  • Other gear for making a family outing on the beach an educational event.
There is no fee to borrow the Discovery Packs.

Last updated: January 25, 2017

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103 Monastery St.
Sitka, AK 99835


(907) 747-0110

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