Be A Junior Ranger

Drawing of kid with backpack and water bottle.

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.

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. Visit this page to become a Virtual Junior Ranger at Zion!

While usually the Jr Ranger booklet needs to be completed in-park, during the operational changes at Zion due to the COVID-19 crisis, you are welcome to download the Junior Ranger booklet [PDF 7.88 MB] online and e-mail us with photos of your completed booklet and your address, and we will send you your badge! Please note that this is for families and individuals only, and we cannot send out large quantities of badges to schools or other groups at this time.

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

Last updated: September 2, 2021

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