Be A Junior Ranger

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NPS/Danette Perez

Explore. Learn. Protect. This is the motto of the Junior Ranger program. Children and adults are invited to become Junior Rangers and protect their parks, continue to learn, and share their own ranger story with friends and family.

Zion offers a guided and self-guided Junior Ranger experience for ages four and older. Self-guided activity booklets are available for free at park visitor centers, the Zion Human History Museum, and the Nature Center. You can also download the booklet ahead of time. Please keep in mind, that the Junior Ranger booklet was designed to be completed inside Zion National Park.

Children aged four and older can complete pages in the booklet and attend a ranger-led program to earn their Junior Ranger badge for Zion National Park. Becoming a Zion Junior Ranger is a fun way to explore and enjoy Zion National Park and the natural world. Please allow for several hours to complete this booklet as activities include traveling throughout Zion Canyon in search of cool things to discover. The Zion National Park Forever Project provides additional funding for this program.

You can also complete activities and become a Virtual Junior Ranger from your home. Become a Virtual Junior Ranger at Zion!

More information on Junior Ranger Programs throughout the national park system is also available online.


Junior Ranger FAQ's

Yes, we can mail you a Junior Ranger badge! Please email us pictures of the completed activity pages and your mailing address.  

We recommend picking up your Junior Ranger Booklets as soon as you arrive in the park. Booklets can be picked up year-round at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Kolob Canyons Visitor Center. Booklets are seasonally available at the Human History Museum and the Zion Nature Center. You can also find the booklet online, link on this page. 

No. The booklet is designed for ages 4 and up. You are never too old to become a Junior Ranger.

Unfortunately, we cannot mail out large qualities of booklets or badges. The Junior Ranger booklet is designed to be completed while at Zion National Park. If your students would still like to partcipate, please download the digital booklet found on this page. Please email us with questions.

Last updated: May 23, 2023

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Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale, UT 84767


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