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Become a Junior Ranger at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Three junior ranger badges and a patch.
You can earn three Junior Ranger badges at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

NPS Photo / Ryan Corcilius

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Background is model airplane. Foreground titles read "See" "Hear" "Feel." Checklist under each title lists things to do at Pearson Air Museum.

Become a Junior Ranger
at Pearson Air Museum

What can you see, hear, and feel at Pearson Air Museum? Use your senses to learn about the history of flight in Vancouver, Washington. Earn your Junior Ranger Badge by completing at least one activity in each category (see, hear, and feel) on the checklist. When you're done exploring, head to the museum lobby to tell a Park Ranger what you found.

Complete at least one item in each category.

See life-size and model aircraft from the early aviation era. See a scaled model of the massive Spruce Cut-Up Mill which occupied this land during World War I. See a life-size tent that Spruce Mill soldiers would have lived in.

Hear planes flying in and out of Pearson Field, the active municipal airfield just south of the museum. Hear the film in the Tex Rankin Theater. Hear birds zooming through the park, and consider how they inspired the first flights.

Feel the excitement and wonder of the world's first flights. Imagine the exhileration that early pilots would have felt as they experimented with flight.

Last updated: December 8, 2021