Experience an interactive educational program with a National Park service ranger! Most Saturdays from April through October, stop by the Explore Park Visitor for free hikes or interpretive sessions. For more information about these programs, or to learn more about each week’s topic, please call (540) 427-1800. No advance registration is required for these activities, but an adult must accompany all children. All dates and times are subject to change.
Early Season Saturdays 2019
A Sorting Ceremony for Animal Lovers Hike: 1.5 miles Level: Moderate Duration: 1.5-2hours
Have you ever wanted to be sorted into your special house? Do you love animals and want to explore the wonders of their natural habitats? Join a National Park Ranger for a hike that takes you into the magical world of animal life and ends with your very own sorting ceremony. This program is designed for children and their families. Available Dates:
Saturday, March 30 - 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 13 - 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 27, 2:30 PM
Junior Ranger Day - Family Event Saturday, April 27, 10 AM to 5 PM
Bring your junior rangers out to Explore Park for a day of hands-on activities and educational fun.The Junior Ranger Program is a great way to explore national parks, get some cool swag, and maybe even one of those coveted hats the rangers wear! Well...okay. Yours might be made out of paper, but you'll still rock it! You'll also learn why national parks matter and how you can be a part of the team that helps keep parks healthy.