For Kids

Backpack with booklets and activity sheets

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Adventure Packs

Would you like to learn about the animals of White Sands National Park while exploring the dunes? Our adventure packs are just the thing to help you do that! Parents can check out a top by the visitor center and ask if we have one available to loan. Fill out the necessary form for borrowing the pack and be on your way to an adventure!

A lizard craft

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Crafty Kids

Do you like hands-on projects that teach you something exciting you never knew? These lesson plans contain a variety of crafts to help children of all ages discover secrets of the Chihuahuan desert including survival, adaptations, and geological formations.

Junior ranger high fiving a park ranger.

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Junior Ranger

A Junior Ranger activity book is waiting for you at the visitor center! Riley the roadrunner will guide you through fun-filled, age-appropriate activities for you and your family as you explore the world's largest gypsum dunefield. Once you have finished your activities, please return your book to a park ranger at the visitor center to be sworn in as an Official White Sands Junior Dunes Ranger!

Riley the Roadrunner is dancing next to a park ranger

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Riley and Friends Leave No Trace

Riley is excited about all the ways we can help keep special places like White Sands clean, safe, and beautiful for everyone. Learn more about what you can do to protect the plants and animals that call this land home.

Last updated: December 27, 2019

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PO Box 1086
Holloman AFB, NM 88330


(575) 479-6124

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