Our national parks are a treasure for the whole family. There are many exciting activities for all ages. See how kids and families around the country are connecting to the parks and helping to protect them.
Every Kid Outdoors
Did you know that every fourth-grader and their family can get FREE access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for a whole year? For more details about Every Kid Outdoors and to get your pass, click here!
Junior Ranger Programs
Activity based programs in parks across the country offer young visitors the chance to join the National Park Service “family” as a Junior Ranger. Complete a series of activities during a park visit, or download special interest books to do at home. Junior Rangers are typically between ages 5 -13, but park lovers of all ages can participate!
Free Activity Map
Explore Parks with Sesame Street
Visit Grand Canyon National Park and Gateway National Recreation Area with Elmo and Murray, who join Park Rangers to explore the plants, animals, habitats, and seasons in these parks. Use the accompanying hands-on activities to help introduce preschoolers to the natural world.
Parks 101 Immersive Tours
Immerse yourself in the beauty of our national parks with our Parks 101 virtual 360 tours. Join Dierks Bentley on a tour of Crater Lake National Park or follow along with Jordan Fisher as he explores California’s Channel Islands National Park. Watch videos on your mobile device and move around to see the full span of these remarkable parks.
Parks for Play
Looking for great national parks for you and your family to enjoy? You can start by finding some great ideas in our Parks For Play Owner’s Guide and check out all the other great guides in our travel ideas section.