OAK RIDGE, Tennessee:  Manhattan Project National Historical Park encourages families to visit the park this week as part of National Park Week.  Kids of all ages are invited to come learn how to, “explore, learn, and protect” your national park on April 15, and become an official Junior Ranger!  Visit https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm for a preview of our planned activities.

All participants will receive Junior Ranger badges or patches and a certificate upon completion of the program.  Junior Ranger activity guides may be obtained at the park visitor desk located in the American Museum of Science and Energy.  The program is designed for kids ages 8 to 12 years old, but is available to anyone young at heart!  Come out to explore, learn, and protect your national park!

Junior Ranger Day activities include children’s reading with a ranger and coloring time, a Junior Ranger scavenger hunt around Oak Ridge, and games.  Complete a Junior Ranger book or scavenger hunt and become a Junior Ranger at the swearing in ceremony!

For your safety, visitors are encouraged to consider personal comfort needs and bring water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear.  Please note, participants will be asked to sign a photo/video release.  Hope to see you and your kids at Junior Ranger Day on April 15!

For more information or directions, please contact the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at (865) 576-6767.  Visitors are encouraged to visit our website for more information on the park at https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm.  Follow us on Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ManhattanProjectNPS, follow us on the park’s Twitter feed at @MnhtnProjectNPS, or follow us on Instagram @manhattanprojectnps.




About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s more than 400 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.