Just for Kids

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The National Elk Refuge is a wonderful place for children to exerience the outdoors. From interactive visitor center displays to wintertime sleigh ride bingo, activities are available to appeal to children and families.

  • School Programs


    The Visitor Services staff has a catalog of lesson plans available for teachers to preview and make decisions on programs that best fit their curriculum guidelines and interests. Due to the size of the file, the catalog may take a few minutes to load.


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  • Jr. Blue Goose Ranger Program

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    The Blue Goose is the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Children can earn a Blue Goose patch by exploring the exhibits in the visitor center and completing a Jr. Blue Goose Ranger booklet. Ask at the visitor center for details.

  • Sleigh Ride Bingo

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    Winter guests can enjoy a game of bingo to entertain them while on a sleigh ride, using their observation skills to spot various objects and animals during the tour. Successful participants can choose from an assortment of prizes.