National Park Service Hosts Junior Ranger Day on Alcatraz Island

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 2.28.04 PMThe National Park Service recently announced plans to host two Junior Ranger Day events and interpretive programs on Alcatraz Island on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, 2014.

The purpose of Junior Ranger Days is to highlight the Alcatraz Junior Ranger Program, including special ranger walks and other youth specific activities. In addition, Junior Rangers may purchase a Junior Ranger Book for a $2.00 fee at the retail stores located on Alcatraz Island. The booklet includes a variety of site specific activities. Those who complete the activities will be sworn in as Junior Rangers and receive a Junior Ranger Badge.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available, therefore a maximum of four complimentary tickets are available per group or family and there must be at least one youth (between the ages of 5-11) in the group. Children must be accompanied by at least one responsible adult, age 18 or older. To book Junior Ranger Day tickets, please call the Alcatraz Cruises Group Services Department at (415) 438-8361 by no later than November 5, 2014. (Note: tickets for Junior Ranger Day are not available online or at the Pier 33 ticket booth).

Alcatraz Cruises is the National Park Service only concessioner for ticketing and ferry transportation to Alcatraz Island, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. More than 1.5 million visitors go to Alcatraz Island annually. It is a top visitor destination in San Francisco.

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