Parks at Home

We understand that sometimes you can’t get to a national park. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the history, landscapes, and stories of the national parks to you. From virtual tours and webcams to educational activities for young park enthusiasts and games for everyone – there are countless ways to enjoy our parks at home.
Take a Virtual Visit to a National Park
Explore parks through virtual tours and live webcams that put you in the heart of national parks across the country.
NPF Kids
Discover a collection of family-friendly activities and content perfectly tailored to help introduce young ones to our national parks.
PLAY ON AT THE PARKCADE
From crosswords to coloring pages, the Parkcade offers a variety of digital activities featuring your favorite national parks.

Share Your Park

Add to our Share Your Park picture gallery with photos from your last – or favorite – trip to a national park. Browse the gallery to find inspiration for your next park trip!

 

Become a Junior Ranger Online

While many Junior Rangers earn their badges while visiting a national park, there are many ways to become a Junior Ranger from the comfort of your own home. Join us in exploring just some of the Junior Ranger programs offered by the National Park Service that young visitors can experience whenever and wherever they may be.

 

Creative Ways to Camp at Home

Even when you can’t get to a national park, you can still camp out. Get tips for making your at-home camping experience one to remember: from delicious s'mores recipes to campfire songs , there are plenty of ways to bring the inspiration and joy of a national park camping adventure to your home.

 

Enjoy At-Home Educational Activities

Even when you're not in a park, you can engage in a variety of activities that bring the stories, environments, and delights of our national parks to life. From analyzing cultural resources to identifying wildlife and more, discover some of the hands-on learning inspired by parks you can enjoy from home.

 

Enjoy Park-Inspired Music

Our national parks inspire us in different ways. For musician Amir Siraj, the scenery and majesty of the parks inspired three piano pieces in a "Music for the Parks" project. Put your headphones on, sit back, relax, and prepare to be transported to our nation’s greatest treasures.

PARKTRACKS
In need of some zen? Tune into PARKTRACKS, an innovative audio experience, and tap into the trends of tranquility and mindfulness.
Take Our Find Your Park Quiz
Get daydreaming and start planning your next national park adventure with our Find Your Park Quiz. Just answer a few questions about your dream trip and we’ll give you a collection of national parks perfectly suited to your interests.
Escape to Parks through Photography
Bask in the natural beauty of the national parks through the power of photography. Check out the winners of our 2019 Share the Experience photo contest.