Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park

Just For Kids


Explore the exhibits inside the Nature Center. The "Discovery Room" is geared for ages 2 to 5. The biligual exhibit "Discover/ Descubra Rock Creek Park" is geared for those 10 and up.

Inside Peirce Barn, kids can try on old- fashioned clothing and play with 19th century toys.

Enjoy a wide variety of children's programs, including planetarium shows, animal talks, exploratory hikes, crafts, as well as hands-on natural and historical programs.

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger and Advanced Junior Ranger activity books can be picked up at the Nature Center, Peirce Barn or the Old Stone House.

Once completed, please return them to a park ranger and the child will receive a Rock Creek Park Junior Park Ranger badge or patch.

Junior Ranger Camps introduce youngsters, ages 7-12, to many of the natural, cultural, and recreational opportunities available at Rock Creek Park. Park Rangers will lead two-day camps in July and August, for the following age groups:

Junior Ranger Camps begin at 10 AM and end at 4 PM. Campers should wear old clothes and bring a bag lunch.

ALL CAMPS ARE FREE!!!! There is a maximum of 30 children per camp, so please hurry! For more information or to enroll, contact the Rock Creek Nature Center @ (202)895-6070