The Junior Ranger Program at Zion National Park is a summer program for children ages 6 to 12. Learn all about geology, plants, human history, animals, and more from park rangers. For more information, visit: http://www.zionnational-park.com/zkids.htm.
The College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum in Price offers plenty of hands-on activities for children, plus exhibits displaying dinosaurs and ancient human artifacts. For more information, visit www.ceu.edu/museum/, or call (435) 613-5060.
Natural Bridges State Park
This National Park is open to visitors who are interested in both man-made and natural wonders. The area has been inhabited by Native Americans as early as 7,000 B.C. and several dwellings stand as a testament to their existence. The park offers interpretive programs in spring, summer and fall as well as a Jr. Ranger program and guided walks that can be adapted for larger groups on request. For more information, visit their website: http://www.nps.gov/nabr/.
Arches National Park nnear Moab has a free Junior Ranger program for children ages 6 to 12. Booklets filled with fun activities are available at the visitor center. At the park, children can learn the wonders of Arches as they explore the unusual rock formations and even see petroglyphs believed to be Ute images. For more information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/arch/.
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