Junior Ranger Program
Although the program is focused on the 6-12 age range, visitors of all ages can participate in a Junior Ranger activity when visiting the park. While taking a guided tour of the home the visitors answer questions in the park's Jr. Ranger activity book. Upon completion, Jr. Ranger cadets will receive a badge and certificate. To get started, ask a ranger when you visit the park!
Scroll down to find additional ways to become Junior Rangers in the National Park Service.
Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer
To commemorate the 2017 North American Total Solar Eclipse, the National Park Service has partnered with the Planetary Society to bring you the Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer program. The fun-filled Eclipse Explorer booklet is loaded with interesting eclipse information and activities that will engage kids and teach them about the sun and the moon.
To get started, simply download the booklet and then print it out. The booklet is laid out in three separate age/skill levels. Choose the appropriate level (found on page 2), complete the activities and then take it to a participating NPS park or mail it in to a participating park to receive a Eclipse Explorer Jr. Ranger badge! When you finish your booklet, you can mail us your completed booklet and we'll be happy to send your badge and ranger-signed booklet to you (while badge supplies last). To email us your completed booklet, you can either scan your completed booklet or take pictures of each page and email them to email@example.com. If you prefer to send it via mail, please mail your completed booklet to Hopewell Culture NHP, ATTN: VIS-WHIO, 16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601. Be sure to provide your return mailing address so we can send you your Junior Ranger SWAG!
Many NPS sites are participating in this unique Jr. Ranger program, but please call the park you are going to visit and inquire if they have Eclipse Jr. Ranger badges available. The booklet and the badge are a limited edition, so once supplies run out, they are gone at least until the next U.S. total solar eclipse in 2024!
Download the Eclipse Explorer Jr. Ranger booklet (PDF - 22MB)
NPS Centennial Junior Ranger
Enjoy this activity by yourself, with friends or with your family! Be sure to visit one of the nation's 400+ National Park Service sites and commemorate 100 years of service!
Download the booklet (PDF - 3.6 MB)
For more National Park Junior Ranger education and fun, visit the agency's Webrangers site. There, you can learn more about your National Parks through interactive and fun adventures. Trivia, games and virtual trails help make the experience enjoyable and memorable. You can even customize a virtual Ranger Station, earn more rewards, and play new activities! Visit the WebRangers site today!
Last updated: March 18, 2019