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Bring the Joy of Parks Home

As you're adding national parks to your bucket list, don’t forget you can bring national parks with you wherever you go. 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.

NPF Resources

  • Family inside a tent pitched indoors, looking up towards strings of light
    Explore Parks from Home
    Virtual Visits & Webcams
    Many national parks offer digital tours and experiences that you can access anytime, anywhere.
  • Family inside a tent, set up indoors.
    Earn Your Badge
    Become a Junior Ranger Online
    Complete a series of activities online to join the NPS family, and take your oath to protect the land, resources, and history of national parks
  • Artist Joe Nelson works on the vintage travel style poster inspired by Pullman National Monument
    All Aboard!
    Coloring Book from Union Pacific
    Enjoy coloring pages from NPF partner Union Pacific Railroad, inspired by Joe Nelson's vintage travel poster-style poster for Pullman National Monument.

Online Junior Ranger Activities

  • Person leans out a window of a train engine and looks ahead
    Learn About Transcontinental Rails
    Railroad Explorers
    Young train and railroad lovers can become Junior Ranger Railroad Explorers thanks to a new activity booklet supported by Union Pacific Railroad and NPF.
  • Visitor in a hallway with numerous paintings and busts of suffragists
    Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
    Young Suffragists
    Young history buffs can complete their Junior Suffragist booklet by doing a word search, analyzing a political cartoon, and learning about Helen Keller and the Braille alphabet.
  • Vast landscape of orange and red canyons
    Canyonlands National Park
    Adventure Seekers
    Explore the park’s landscape – plant ecosystems, animals, night sky, and more in an activity-filled booklet.
  • Sunset at a coastal, historic stone fort
    Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
    History Lovers
    Learn some Spanish vocabulary words related the park, and enjoy coloring activities, short writing prompts, and more.

NPS Resources

  • Family sits on the floor and looks at a tablet
    Virtual Park Bingo
    Challenge yourself or others to a game of virtual national park bingo! Use park websites, social media channels, and more to complete the game.
  • A mama bear and cub touch noses
    Draw a Bear
    Bears can be seen (safely) in an array of national parks, including Blue Ridge Parkway. Use your coloring skills to draw your own bear and share your art on social media.
  • A young kid cups their palm to their ear to hear better
    What's Making that Sound?
    National parks can be a symphony of unique natural sounds. Keep your ears peeled and see if you can identify what's making noises in these audio clips.