Junior Archeologist

Junior Archeologist Booklet

Wondering what archeology is? Or what archeologists do? Are you curious about what people in the past did, or what they were like? Learn all about it in the Junior Archeologist activity booklet!

To receive a Junior Archeologist patch:

  1. Download and print the Junior Archeologist booklet in English or in Spanish. Printed booklets are not available.
  2. Complete at least the number of activities specified for the Junior Archeologist's age. Each Junior Archeologist must complete their own booklet.
  3. Submit the completed booklet by mail or e-mail. Be sure to include a return address!
  • By mail: NPS Chief Archeologist/Junior Archeologist Program, National Park Service,1849 C Street NW, MS 7508, Washington, DC 20240
  • By e-mail: nps_chiefarcheologist@nps.gov

NOTE: This is a publication of the National Park Service. It contains copyrighted material, and is being made available exclusively in this format for non-commercial educational purposes. The publication can not be reformatted or sold.

The Junior Archeologist Program is a part of the National Park Service Junior Ranger Program. The goal of the Junior Ranger Program is to connect young people to their national parks through a variety of in-park and on-line activities that introduce them to the national park system and cultivate future generations of park stewards. Over 200 National Park Service areas currently have Junior Ranger programs. Learn more on the Become a Junior Ranger webpage.

Last updated: July 6, 2022