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Cape Cod National Seashore For Kids

Junior Ranger Program

Children age 5 and up are welcome to participate in Cape Cod National Seashore's Junior Ranger Program. This program encourages children to explore our park and investigate some of its unique resources.

To participate in the program, stop by one of the visitor centers. Families with children 8 years and over will need to purchase a Junior Ranger Activity Book ($2.05) and request a list of requirements. After completing the requirements, each youngster will receive a Junior Ranger Patch at one of the visitor centers.

Children ages 5 to 7 can earn a special Junior Ranger souvenir by picking up and completing a list of requirements for their age group at a visitor center

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