Date: 05/29/2012 update info
Time: 1:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Various Locations in Badlands National Park,SD
Phone: (605) 433-5361
Geology Walk 8:30 a.m. Daily
Explore the geologic story of the White River Badlands on this 45 minute walk. Meet at the Door
Trailhead located at the far north end of the Door/Window parking area 2 miles south of the Northeast
Entrance Station on the Badlands Loop Road. Wear a hat and closed-toe shoes. Terrain is varied.
Fossil Talk 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Daily
Explore what fossils can tell us about the story of ancient life in the Badlands and why they should be
protected at this 15 - 20 minute talk. Meet at the Fossil Exhibit Trail, 5 miles northwest of the park
headquarters/visitor center on the Badlands Loop Road.
Junior Ranger Program 10:30 a.m. Daily through August 18, 2012
Calling all visitors between 7 and 12 years of age! Meet at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center for a 45 minute
adventure into an aspect of the Badlands. Wear closed-toe shoes and a hat. It may be a walk, a game, or
another activity. Attendees will be awarded a Junior Ranger badge and patch. Parents are also welcome!
Sun Fun Fri. - Mon. 3:00 p.m.
Participate in solar activities and view the sun through a solar telescope. Meet in front of the Ben Reifel
Visitor Center. Wear sunscreen and a hat.
Ranger's Choice 5:00 p.m. Daily through August 18, 2012
Join a park ranger for a program of their choice which could consist of a walk, talk, or activity. Meet at
the Ben Reifel Visitor Center for an exploration of life in the Badlands. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring
a hat and water.
Evening Program Daily (Program start times are listed below.)
Join a park ranger for a 45 minute presentation at the Cedar Pass Campground Amphitheater. A weekly
listing of program topics is available at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, Cedar Pass Lodge and at the Cedar
Pass Campground kiosk. Program will start when the sky is dark!
Night Sky Viewing Fri. - Mon. (after the conclusion of the Evening Program)
View the spectacular night sky through large telescopes or bring your own binoculars. The ranger will
help you to locate and identify constellations, stars, and planets. Program will start after the Evening
Night Sky & Evening Program start times:
May, June, July 9:00 p.m.
August 8:30 p.m.
September 8:00 p.m.