Dinosaur has two different opportunities for children to earn Junior Ranger rewards. Because of the way they are designed both programs must be done at the park they cannot be completed in the comfort of your home. The programs are also designed to involve Mom and Dad in the learning experience. The programs can usually be completed independently by children ages 8-12. Children ages 5-8 or younger will definitely need assistance with reading and writing. The two programs are:
Junior Ranger Activity Book sold for $2.00 at either bookstore in the park. The workbook is completed along one of two exploration routes, the Tour of the Tilted Rocks or Journey Through Time self guided auto tours. The Tour of the Tilted Rocks activities takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete. The Journey Through Time activities takes about 4 to 5 hours to complete.
Junior Paleontologist Activity Book sold for $2.00 at either bookstore in the park. The workbook is completed at the Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center in Utah and takes about an hour, sometimes two.
Upon completion of either program you should present the workbook to a ranger at either visitor center. The ranger will review the workbook and present your child with a colorful patch. The Junior Ranger patch is different from the Junior Paleontologist patch and many children complete both programs.