Explore Chamizal National Memorial and learn about its history. Become a Virtual Ranger wherever you are. When you visit our cultural center, be sure to ask for a Junior Ranger Book. You can also become a Junior Ranger by joining the Junior Ranger Club. Find out about special Junior Ranger events like the annual National Junior Ranger Day by visiting or our calendar of events.
Chami's Activity Book
Junior rangers of all ages can learn more about the Memorial from our mascot, Chami. Just ask for a free book, available in English and Spanish, at the visitor information desk in the Cultural Center. Junior rangers earn a badge by correctly completing the section of the booklet that matches their age group. Those who also complete the "Unity" section can earn a second patch as well. Feel free to complete all of the sections; Chami wants everyone to know as much as possible about his home! Junior Ranger books are only available in print and while visiting the park.
Historic Preservation Activity Book
Chamizal National Memorial was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1974. Taking care of places that are important to our country's history helps us remember the stories that tell who we are as a nation. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the law that created Chamizal National Memorial, also signed the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966. To celebrate the law's 50th anniversary, learn about historic preservation and earn your NHPA50 junior ranger badge by completing the Historic Preservation Junior Ranger Activity Book. Pick one up at the Chamizal National Memorial Cultural Center or on the historic preservation website.
Junior Rangers can come with their families to be a part of the Junior Ranger Club which meets at the Cultural Center on the third Saturday of each month from 11 am to noon. Activities are geared for kids 5-11 years old, but there is something for everyone, including games, hikes, experiments and crafts. Every month features a different theme, and Junior Rangers can collect a unique button to represent it. Come every month to collect the whole set!
Once a year, as part of National Park Week in April, we celebrate Junior Rangers in a big way. Many parks across the National Park Service, including Chamizal National Memorial, hold a special event to invite kids to engage with their national parks. Check back as April approaches to find out what is happening for the next National Junior Ranger Day. You can also find out about this and other activities by keeping an eye on our calendar of events.
Last updated: July 24, 2020