Badlands National Park For Kids

Kids and parent exploring the park (NPS Photo) Kids visiting the park enjoy walking the Fossil Exhibit Trail along the Badlands Loop Road, and viewing prairie dogs at Robert's Prairie Dog Town on the Sage Creek Rim Road. Stop by the Cedar Pass Contact Station for directions or further suggestions. See below to learn how to join the Badlands Junior Ranger crew.

Junior Ranger Program

Throughout the year, kids can earn a badge by completing a Junior Ranger booklet, available at the Cedar Pass Contact Station for $1.95. Completing the booklet usually takes approximately 1-2 hours. During the summer months, Junior Ranger programs are held daily. Activities and subjects vary according to the ranger presenting the program, and can include a walk, a game, or another activity. Each attendee (7-12 years old) receives an official Badlands National Park Junior Ranger Badge at the end of the program.

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