Just For Kids

nature explore area

The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal place for family-friendly recreation.  Give your child the precious gift of time in nature and make the outdoors a part of your everyday life!

The Nature Explore Area

Designed for kids ages 2-8 with adult supervision, the Nature Explore Area provides a place for up=close and hands-on interaction with nature.  Kids will  love exploring and being in this newly created space at the Refuge.  Parents will enjoy watching as their kids create, explore and discover while using natural materials.


Junior Refuge Manager Program

Kids ages 4-11 can become a Junior Refuge Manager.  Fun activities in the workbook can be done while exploring the Refuge with parents.  Participants receive a completion certificate and a badge upon completion.  This popular program is FREE!