For Kids: Be a Junior Ranger

Become a Junior Ranger anytime! Complete the Explore! scavenger hunt, Letterboxing, or the Weir Pond Wonders scavenger hunt at the park, or you can become a Junior Ranger from home by completing the Virtual Junior Ranger Program activity below! Keep scrolling and take the Junior Ranger Pledge with Ranger Amanda - video below. Have fun, and remember the Junior Ranger Motto: Explore, Learn, and Protect!

The park keeps Junior Ranger materials on the front porch of the Visitor Center, so you will be able to obtain the badge when you are at the park, even during off-hours.

Weir Farm Junior Ranger Badge with dotted line around edge to cut out at home

Virtual Junior Ranger Program

Become a Weir Farm NHP Junior Ranger from home! Explore the park website and find the 6 items below. Once you complete the website scavenger hunt, take the Junior Ranger Pledge online with Ranger Amanda in the video below and become an official Weir Farm NHP Junior Ranger!


Weir Farm Website Scavenger Hunt

Explore the park website and find the following objects to complete our Virtual Junior Ranger program. Have fun learning about Weir Farm NHP along the way!

Section of Weir Painting - a white farm animal, possibly a horse, grazes in the pasture with trees and blue sky behind

1) Can you find which J. Alden Weir painting this came from? *Hint: Look in the Historic Artwork Galleries*

Historic Black and White Photo of a little girl and dog seated on the steps of the Weir House

2) Find the names of this little girl and her dog in the Historic Photo Gallery.

Section of Mahonri Young Etching - Black and White print of man building stone wall
3) Take a look through the Historic Artwork Galleries and find which piece of art this image is taken from. *Hint: It was created by Mahonri Young
Red flower with 5 petals

4) Name this flower! *Hint: You can find lots of flowers in the Modern Landscape Photographs Gallery*

Image of 4 carved woodblocks used for making a print, each with a different design and color, including red, dark blue, light blue, green.
5) Visit the Collections Gallery to discover who carved these woodblocks.
Section of Sperry Andrews painting that includes a chair, shelves with items used for art-making painted in brown and orange tones.
6) Can you figure out which Sperry Andrews painting this image comes from? *Hint: Look in the Historic Artwork Galleries

Congratulations, you are now a Weir Farm Junior Ranger!

Don't forget to take the Junior Ranger Pledge with Ranger Amanda in the video below and print off your Junior Ranger Badge from above.

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Join Ranger Amanda and take the Weir Farm National Historical Park Junior Ranger Pledge.


In-Park Junior Ranger Activities

Weir Farm National Historical Park is a fun place for kids to explore and learn! Complete one of the following activities during your next visit to the park to earn a Junior Ranger badge; complete more than one to earn a special Junior Ranger patch.

A young girl in a blue shirt is crouched down and looking at the ground with a magnifying glass


Explore the colors, textures and sounds that make up Weir Farm with our scavenger hunt activity. Available anytime - supplies on porch.

A group of trees with the pond peaking through in the background.

Weir Pond Wonders

Follow the stops on a hike to Weir Pond and discover the natural and man-made treasures along the way. Available anytime - supplies on porch

Painting of tree and Weir House by Sperry Andrews

Let's Go Letterboxing

Use clues to navigate the landscape and locate five hidden letterboxes, which contain stamps. Currently unavailable.


More for Kids

Kids in Parks

Find fun activities on the National Park Service Kids in Parks page, including online Junior Ranger activities, games, and more!

Scout Ranger

Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups can earn special badges and certificates for completing our Junior Ranger Activities. Groups should contact (203) 834-1896 x11 for more information and to make arrangements for a group visit. All scout groups must schedule their visit in advance.


Last updated: November 1, 2022

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