NPS: Junior Ranger Program Directory

National Junior Ranger Program Booklets **

NPS Junior Cave Scientist

NPS Junior Paleontologist Program

NPS Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer Program

NPS Junior Ranger Night Explorer Program

NPS Junior Ranger Underwater Explorer Program

NPS Junior Ranger Underwater Explorer Program – En Espanol

NPS Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing Program

NPS 2016 Centennial Junior Ranger Activity Book

NPS / NASA Junior Ranger Spaceflight Explorer Program

Discovering the Underground Railroad Junior Ranger Program

Historic Preservation Junior Ranger – National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 – 50 Year Anniversary

Great Lakes Junior Ranger Activity Book

Midwest Archeological Center Junior Ranger Archeology Program

BLM My Public Lands Junior Ranger Program – Citizen Scientists at Work!

USDA Forest Service Junior Forest Ranger

USDA Forest Service Junior Forest Ranger – En Espanol

USDA Forest Service Junior Snow Ranger

Wilderness Explorer Junior Ranger – 50th Anniversary Edition

World Heritage Junior Ranger Program – Coming September 2019

** These programs are only available in certain parks. On hand supplies of books and badges may be limited. SPGFAN recommends verifying badges are in stock before visiting or mailing your completed books to a specific park.


Individual Park Listings for Junior Ranger Programs

Most National Park units have programs available onsite. However, we have compiled a list of parks that have Junior Ranger Programs available online. Each link below will take you directly to the pdf version of the actual Junior Ranger Activity Book.

Many of these parks will allow you to redeem your completed booklet via mail for your badge. Others may require an actual park visit to earn the badge. Please verify directly with each park on their individual requirements.

As of 2019, many parks are revising Junior Ranger Programs to be more accessibility compliant. Check back for more links as parks update their online program links!


Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (KY)

Adams National Historical Park Ages 6 – 8 (MA)

Adams National Historical Park Ages 9 and Up (MA)

African Burial Ground National Monument (NY)

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument (TX)

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site (PA)

Anacostia Watershed – National Capital Parks East (DC)

Antietam National Battlefield Ages 6 and Under (MD)

Antietam National Battlefield Ages 6 – 8 (MD)

Antietam National Battlefield Ages 9 – 12 (MD)

Antietam National Battlefield – National Cemetery Junior Ranger (MD)

Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Harpers Ferry (CT GA MA MD ME NC NH NJ NY PA TN VA VT WV)

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Adventure Guide for Teens – The Appalachian Trail Along the Blue Ridge Parkway (CT GA MA MD ME NC NH NJ NY PA TN VA VT WV)

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Adventure Guide for Teens – The Appalachian Trail in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (CT GA MA MD ME NC NH NJ NY PA TN VA VT WV)

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (VA)

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (GA)

Arches National Park (UT)

Arkansas Post National Memorial (AR)

Arlington House – The Robert E. Lee Memorial (VA)

Assateague Island National Seashore (MD VA)


Badlands National Park (SD)

Bandelier National Monument (NM)

Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (DC)

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve – Western Arctic National Parklands (AK)

Big Bend National Park (TX)

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area (KY TN)

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area En Espanol (KY TN)

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area (MT WY)

Booker T Washington National Monument (VA)

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area – Georges Island (MA)

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area – Spectacle Island (MA)

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area – Peddocks Island (MA)

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area – Camping Islands (MA)

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area – Boston Harbor Islands (MA)

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area – En Espanol (MA)

Boston National Historical Park (MA)

Bryce Canyon National Park Ages 3 – 5 (UT)

Bryce Canyon National Park Ages 6 and Up (UT)


Canaveral National Seashore (FL)

Cane River Creole National Historical Park (LA)

Canyonlands National Park (UT)

Cape Krusenstern National Monument – Western Arctic National Parklands (AK)

Capitol Reef National Park (UT)

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (DC DE MD NY PA VA)

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail – Susquehanna River at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage (DC DE MD NY PA VA)

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (NC)

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site – En Espanol (NC)

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Ages 7 – 12 (NM)

Carlsbad Caverns National Park Ages 13 and Up (NM)

Carlsbad Caverns National Park – Junior Bat Biologist (NM)

Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site – National Capital Parks East (DC)

Castillo De San Marcos National Monument (FL)

Catoctin Mountain Park (MD)

Cedar Breaks National Monument (UT)

Channel Islands National Park – Visitor Center Junior Ranger Book (CA)

Channel Islands National Park – Visitor Center Junior Ranger Book – En Espanol (CA)

Channel Islands National Park – Island Junior Ranger Book (CA)

Channel Islands National Park – Island Junior Ranger Book – En Espanol (CA)

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site (SC)

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument (OH)

Chesapeake Bay (DC MD NY PA VA WV)

Chickasaw National Recreation Area (OK)

Colorado National Monument (CO)

Cowpens National Battlefield (SC)

Crater Lake National Park (OR)

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (KY TN VA)


De Soto National Memorial (FL)

Death Valley National Park (CA NV)

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area – Delaware River Junior Ranger River Safety Activity Book (NJ PA)

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area – Appalachian National Scenic Trail Adventure Guide for Teens – The Appalachian Trail in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (NJ PA)

Denali National Park & Preserve (AK)

Devils Postpile National Monument (CA)

Devils Tower National Monument (WY)

Dinosaur National Monument (CO UT)

Dry Tortugas National Park (FL)


Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve – Junior Ranger Activity Sheets (WA)

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve – Junior Ranger Book (WA)

Effigy Mounds National Monument (IA)


Federal Hall National Memorial (NY)

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (CO)

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (DC)

Fort Caroline National Memorial Ages 7 and Under (FL)

Fort Caroline National Memorial Ages 8 and Up (FL)

Fort Donelson National Battlefield (KY TN)

Fort Matanzas National Monument (FL)

Fort Monroe National Monument (VA)

Fort Necessity National Battlefield (PA)

Fort Point National Historic Site (CA)

Fort Pulaski National Monument (GA)

Fort Scott National Historic Site – Little Junior Ranger Part 1 (KS)

Fort Scott National Historic Site – Little Junior Ranger Part 2 (KS)

Fort Scott National Historic Site – Little Junior Ranger Part 3 (KS)

Fort Scott National Historic Site – Advanced Junior Ranger Part 1 (KS)

Fort Scott National Historic Site – Advanced Junior Ranger Part 2 (KS)

Fort Scott National Historic Site – Advanced Junior Ranger Part 3 (KS)

Fort Scott National Historic Site – Advanced Junior Ranger Part 4 (KS)

Fort Scott National Historic Site – Advanced Junior Ranger Part 5 (KS)

Fort Smith National Historic Site – Junior Ranger Book (AR OK)

Fort Smith National Historic Site – Junior Ranger Wayside Walkabout Activity Book (AR OK)

Fort Stanwix National Monument (NY)

Fort Union National Monument (NM)

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (OR WA)

Fort Washington Park (MD)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial – National Mall and Memorial Parks Junior Ranger Activity Book (DC)

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site – National Capitol Parks East (DC)

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site (MA)

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park – Book 1: Fredericksburg (VA)

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park – Book 2: Chancellorsville (VA)

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park – Book 3: The Wilderness (VA)

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park – Book 4: Spotsylvania Courthouse (VA)

Friendship Hill National Historic Site (PA)


Gateway National Recreation Area – Jamaica Bay Junior Ranger Program (NY NJ)

George Mason Memorial – National Mall and Memorial Parks Junior Ranger Activity Book (DC)

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (IN)

George Washington Carver National Monument – The Plant Doctor (MO)

George Washington Carver National Monument – The Scientist (MO)

George Washington Memorial Parkway – Fort Hunt Park (DC MD VA)

George Washington Memorial Parkway – Glen Echo Park Civil Rights Junior Ranger Activity Book (MD)

George Washington Memorial Parkway – Glen Echo Park Lil’ Junior Ranger Activity Book (MD)

George Washington Memorial Parkway – Let’s Move! Junior Ranger (DC MD VA)

George Washington Memorial Parkway – Theodore Roosevelt Island (DC MD VA)

Gettysburg National Military Park (PA)

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Junior Ranger Program (NM)

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Senior Ranger Program (NM)

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve (AK)

Glacier National Park (MT)

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (AZ UT)

Glen Echo Park – George Washington Memorial Parkway Lil’ Junior Ranger Activity Book (MD)

Glen Echo Park – George Washington Memorial Parkway Civil Rights Junior Ranger Activity Book (MD)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Beach Buddies (CA)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Alcatraz Island (CA)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Marin Headlands (CA)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Muir Woods National Monument (CA)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Fort Point National Historic Site (CA)

Governors Island National Monument (NY)

Grand Teton National Park (WY)

Great Falls Park Ages 5 – 7 (VA)

Great Falls Park Ages 8 – 12 (VA)

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve (CO)

Guadalupe Mountains National Park (TX)

Guadalupe Mountains National Park – Senior Ranger Program (TX)


Hamilton Grange National Memorial (NY)

Hampton National Historic Site Ages 5 – 7 (MD)

Hampton National Historic Site Ages 8 – 10 (MD)

Hampton National Historic Site Ages 11 – 13 (MD)

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park – Discovering the Underground Railroad (MD)

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site Ages 5 – 8 (MO)

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site Ages 9 – 12 (MO)

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Ages 6 and Under (HI)

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Ages 7 – 12 (HI)

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site (IA)

Homestead National Monument of America (NE)

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (OH)

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (PA)

Hot Springs National Park (AR)


Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail – Megaflood Adventure Part 1 (ID MT OR WA)

Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail – Megaflood Adventure Part 2 (ID MT OR WA)

Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail – Megaflood Adventure Part 3 (ID MT OR WA)

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (IN)

Isle Royale National Park (MI)


James A Garfield National Historic Site (OH)

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (GA)


Katmai National Park & Preserve (AK)

Kenai Fjords National Park (AK)

Kenai Fjords National Park – Explorer Journal Ages 13 and Up (AK)

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens (DC)

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Wee Ranger Ages 4 – 6 (GA)

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (GA)

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park – En Espanol (GA)

Keweenaw National Historical Park Ages 4 – 7 (MI)

Keweenaw National Historical Park Ages 8 and Up (MI)

Kings Mountain National Military Park (SC)

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (AK WA)

Kobuk Valley National Park – Western Arctic National Parklands (AK)

Korean War Veterans Memorial National Memorial – National Mall and Memorial Parks Junior Ranger Activity Book (DC)


Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Updated Version (TX)

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area 2004 Version (TX)

Lamprey River National Wild and Scenic River (NH)

Lassen Volcanic National Park (CA)

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail (ID IL IA KS MO MT NE ND OR SD WA)

Lincoln Home National Historic Site (IL)

Lincoln Memorial – National Mall and Memorial Parks Junior Ranger Activity Book (DC)

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site (AR)

Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site (MA)

Lowell National Historical Park (MA)

Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River – Delaware River Junior Ranger River Safety Activity Book (NJ NY PA)

Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River – Junior River Ranger (NJ NY PA)


Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site (VA)

Manassas National Battlefield Park (VA)

Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Oak Ridge, TN Site – English (NM WA TN)

Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Oak Ridge, TN Site – En Espanol (NM WA TN)

Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Oak Ridge, TN Site – Japanese (NM WA TN)

Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Hanford, WA Unit – B Reactor National Historic Landmark (NM WA TN)

Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Hanford, WA Unit – Pre-Manhattan Project History (NM WA TN)

Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos, NM Site (NM WA TN)

Marsh – Billings – Rockefeller National Historical Park (VT)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial National Memorial – National Mall and Memorial Parks Junior Ranger Activity Book (DC)

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Ages 5 – 8 (NY)

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Ages 9 and Up (NY)

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site (DC)

Mesa Verde National Park (CO)

Minute Man National Historical Park Ages 4 – 7 (MA)

Minute Man National Historical Park Ages 8 – 11 (MA)

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Ages 6 and Under (SD)

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Ages 7 – 11 (SD)

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Ages 12 and Up (SD)

Mojave National Preserve (CA)

Montezuma Castle National Monument (AZ)

Morristown National Historical Park (NJ)

Muir Woods National Monument (CA)


National Mall & Memorial Parks (DC)

National Mall & Memorial Parks – Ford’s Theatre (DC)

National Mall & Memorial Parks – Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality Junior Suffragist Activity Book (DC)

National Park of American Samoa – English (AS)

National Park of American Samoa – Samoan (AS)

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park (LA)

Niobrara National Scenic River (NE)

Noatak National Preserve – Western Arctic National Parklands (AK)


Obed Wild & Scenic River (TN)

Obed Wild & Scenic River – En Espanol (TN)

Oklahoma City National Memorial (OK)

Olympic National Park – Ocean Stewards Program (WA)

Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve Ages 6 and Under (OR)

Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve Ages 7 – 10 (OR)

Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve Ages 11 and Up (OR)

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (AZ)


Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (TX)

Pea Ridge National Military Park Ages 4 – 9 (AR)

Pea Ridge National Military Park Ages 10 – 18 (AR)

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Ages 6 – 9 (OH)

Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial Ages 10 – 12 (OH)

Petersburg National Battlefield – Web Ranger Program (VA)

Petersburg National Battlefield – Ecology Web Ranger Program (VA)

Petrified Forest National Park (AZ)

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (MI)

Pinnacles National Park (CA)

Pipe Spring National Monument (AZ)

Point Reyes National Seashore (CA)

President’s Park (DC)

Prince William Forest Park (VA)

Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park – Honu Helper Ages 3 – 6 (HI)

Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park Ages 6 – 12 (HI)

Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park – Kupuna Ranger Ages 13 and Up (HI)


Rainbow Bridge National Monument (UT)

Redwood National and State Parks – English (CA)

Redwood National and State Parks – En Espanol (CA)

Redwood National and State Parks – Korean (CA)

Redwood National and State Parks – German (CA)

Redwood National and State Parks – Chinese (CA)

Redwood National and State Parks – Vietnamese (CA)

Redwood National and State Parks – Russian (CA)

Richmond National Battlefield Park (VA)

Rock Creek Park Ages 6 – 8 (DC)

Rock Creek Park – Advanced Junior Ranger Book Ages 9 and Up (DC)

Rocky Mountain National Park Ages 5 and Under (CO)

Rocky Mountain National Park Ages 6 – 8 (CO)

Rocky Mountain National Park Ages 9 and Up (CO)

Rocky Mountain National Park Ages 5 and Under – En Espanol (CO)

Rocky Mountain National Park Ages 6 – 8 En Espanol (CO)

Rocky Mountain National Park Ages 9 and Up En Espanol (CO)

Roger Williams National Memorial (RI)


Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (WI MN)

Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site (NY)

Salem Maritime National Historic Site (MA)

San Juan Island National Historical Park (WA)

Santa Fe National Historic Trail (CO KS MO NM OK)

Shenandoah National Park (VA)

Sitka National Historical Park (AK)

Star-Spangled Banner Trail National Historic Trail (DC MD VA)

Stones River National Battlefield (TN)


Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (NY)

Theodore Roosevelt Island – George Washington Memorial Parkway (DC MD VA)

Thomas Edison National Historical Park (NJ)

Thomas Jefferson Memorial – National Mall and Memorial Parks Junior Ranger Activity Book (DC)

Thomas Stone National Historic Site (MD)

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve – Fort Caroline Ages 7 and Under (FL)

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve – Fort Caroline Ages 8 and Up (FL)

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve – Kingsley Plantation Ages 7 and Under (FL)

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve Kingsley Plantation Ages 8 and Up (FL)

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (AL AR GA IL KY MO NC OK TN)

Tuzigoot National Monument (AZ)


Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River – Delaware River Junior Ranger River Safety Activity Book (NJ PA)

Upper Farmington Wild and Scenic River (CT)


Vietnam Veterans Memorial – National Mall and Memorial Parks Junior Ranger Activity Book (DC)


War In The Pacific National Historical Park (GU)

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site (OK)

Weir Farm National Historic Site – Junior Ranger Letterboxing Part I (CT)

Weir Farm National Historic Site – Junior Ranger Letterboxing Part II (CT)

Weir Farm National Historic Site – Junior Ranger Letterboxing Part III (CT)

Weir Farm National Historic Site – Junior Ranger Pond Pack Part I (CT)

Weir Farm National Historic Site – Junior Ranger Pond Pack Part II (CT)

White Sands National Monument Ages 5 and Under (NM)

White Sands National Monument Ages 6 and Up (NM)

Wind Cave National Park (SD)

World War II Memorial – National Mall and Memorial Parks Junior Ranger Activity Book (DC)

Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve (AK)


Other Printable Educational Resources for National Parks!

NPS Career Crossword Puzzle

NPS National Constitution Month Word Puzzle

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site Family Self-Guided Activity Book

Boston Harbor Islands – Georges Island Crossword Puzzle

Boston Harbor Islands – Gallops Island Secret Codes

Boston Harbor Islands Word Search

Boston Harbor Islands – Spectacle Island History Detective

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site – Celebrating Black History Month Crossword Puzzle

Cedar Breaks National Monument – Make a Paper Pika Project

Cedar Breaks National Monument – Pika Coloring Page

Cedar Breaks National Monument – Columbine Coloring Page

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – W.E.B. DuBois Coloring Page

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Paul Laurence Dunbar Coloring Page

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Booker T. Washington Coloring Page

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Cathay Williams Coloring Page

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Charles Young Coloring Page

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Ada Young Coloring Page

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Youngsholm Coloring Page

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – NPS Arrowhead Coloring Page

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Junior Ranger Crossword Puzzle & Clues

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Junior Ranger Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Challenging Crossword Puzzle

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Challenging Crossword Puzzle Clues

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument – Challenging Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site – Junior Ranger Challenge

Glacier National Park – Glacier Wildlife Coloring Book

Glacier National Park – Tree Coloring Book

Glacier National Park – Wildlife and Shrub Coloring Book

Glacier National Park Glacier Plants and Animals Alphabet Book

Glacier National Park – Glacier Plants and Animals Alphabet Coloring Book

Glacier National Park – Tree Identification Guide

Harry S. Truman National Historic Site – Word Search

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site – Maggie Walker at Work Coloring Sheet

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site – St. Luke Penny Savings Bank Coloring Sheet

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site – The Walker House Coloring Sheet

Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site – Independent Order of St. Luke Juvenile Cadet Coloring Sheet

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area – Blue Gill Coloring Page

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area – Largemouth Bass Coloring Page

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area – Channel Catfish Coloring Page

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area – Mottled Sculpin Coloring Page

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area – Walleye Coloring Page


Other Unique Badges and Honors to Earn!

Master Junior Ranger Patch

Fort Frederica Master Junior Ranger 

Complete Fort Frederica’s Junior Ranger Challenge plus the Underwater Explorer and Junior Archaeologist Programs and you will receive three badges plus a Fort Frederica Master Junior Ranger Patch.


South Florida Trifecta National Park Patch

Earn your badges at Biscayne National Park, Everglades National Park, and Big Cypress National Preserve to earn your South Florida National Park Trifecta Honors!


Junior Civil War Historian Patch

Earn a Junior Ranger Badge at 3 participating Civil War National Park sites, and earn your Junior Civil War Historian Patch.


Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Rocker Patch Set

Earn All 4 Rocker Patches for Your Complete Battlefield Patch Set! Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wildnerness, Spotsylvania Courthouse


Gateway National Recreation Area Patch and Badge Trio

Gateway NRA has 3 separate Junior Ranger Programs to earn, with a badge and a patch for each unit! Staten Island Junior Ranger Program, Sandy Hook Junior Ranger Program, and Jamaica Bay Junior Ranger Program! (Staten Island and Sandy Hook not currently available online.)


Hawai’i Island National Parks Junior Ranger Adventure Program

Use the Hawai‘i Island Junior Ranger Adventure Book to earn up to five Junior Ranger badges and great Junior Ranger awards as you explore, learn, and protect the magnificent Hawai‘i Island parks! Complete ALL of the activity pages for any given park and you will receive a badge for that park and special Junior Ranger awards. The more park badges you earn, the higher the level of awards you will receive!

Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park
Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Pu‘ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site


Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Junior Ranger Program

As you earn your Junior Ranger badges in the National Parks that interpret the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, and you can also participate in the Overmountain Victory Junior Ranger Program!

King’s Mountain National Military Park (SC)
Cowpens National Battlefield (SC)
Ninety Six National Historic Site (SC)


Arizona Explorer Junior Ranger Program

The Arizona Explorer Junior Ranger Program, introduced in 2018, allows junior rangers the opportunity to explore all 22 parks and monuments in Arizona. Discover what links each park together and what makes them all unique. Ask about this program in an Arizona NPS visitor center.


Oklahoma Outdoor Ranger

Challenge yourself to the next level by earning your OK Outdoor Ranger Badge. After coming to Oklahoma City National Memorial, visit the two other National Park sites in Oklahoma; Washita Battlefield National Historic Site and Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Complete the appropriate sections of the Oklahoma Outdoor Ranger booklet along the way and, once you are finished, you will earn a special badge!


Sagamore Hill Junior Ranger Patch

Any Junior Ranger completing three or more activities will earn a special Sagamore Hill Junior Ranger Patch!


Thomas Edison NHP Junior Ranger Badge and Patch

Successful Junior Rangers will take the official Junior Ranger pledge and receive a Junior Ranger badge. Work hard like Thomas Edison, complete the Bonus Questions and attend a Ranger led talk to also receive the Thomas Edison National Historical Park patch


Junior Ranger Apps for iPhones and iPads!

Independence National Historical Park (PA)

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (MA)


Other Unique Programs Available Only Onsite

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (IN) – Available at the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center (DBMVC)

• Beachcombers — for families just spending a day at the beach. Bring this booklet to the DBMVC to receive your junior ranger badge.

• Maple Sugar Time — for children learning about the maple sugaring process in March.


Isle Royale National Park (MI)

  • Wilderness Ranger Program – Complete the Wilderness Ranger booklet during an overnight backcountry stay. Upon completion, youth will receive a Wilderness Ranger badge.

Monocacy National Battlefield (MD)

  • Explorer Ranger Program – If you are 18 or older, and the kind of person who never gets tired of learning, then Monocacy National Battlefield has a challenge for you! Become an Explorer Ranger.

    You will learn about the cultural and natural history of Monocacy National Battlefield, one of America’s 417 National Parks. Explore the park to learn about the Battle of Monocacy or discover the beauty of nature while hiking a battlefield trail.

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (TX)

  • Junior Birder Program – Do you have a little amateur naturalist in your family? We’ve got just the thing for you. Ask for a Junior Birder booklet at the front desk and start discovering the birds of Palo Alto. Be sure to ask about earning a patch for completing the booklet.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (NY)

  • Theodore Roosevelt and His Sagamore Hill Home – Covers general information about TR and is best completed after a tour of the Roosevelt home.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Museum History Hunt – Kids complete a scavenger hunt based on the exhibits at the Old Orchard Museum. Ask for the activity at the front desk of the museum.
  • The Wonderbook of Nature – Covers the natural setting of Sagamore Hill and requires the close observation of the site’s plants and animals.

Additional Junior Ranger activities may be available based around special exhibits and events. Ask a ranger about special activities in addition to those listed above!

A logo of a bunny wearing a park ranger flat hat encircled by the text "Bunny Ranger, Explore, Learn, Protect
  • Bunny Ranger Program (Ages 4-7) – Sagamore Hill also offers a Bunny Ranger activity for children ages 4-7. Ask for the booklet at the Old Orchard Museum and earn a special badge!

Yellowstone National Park (ID MT WY)

  • Yellowstone Winter Junior Ranger – Visit Yellowstone in winter and participate in the Junior Ranger program to earn a snowflake patch. Some winter activities require the use of a thermometer and hand lens, so ask to check out a Junior Ranger snowpack. Snowpacks are available at both the Albright and Old Faithful visitor centers, and snowshoes may be checked out at the Albright Visitor Center.

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