George Washington Carver National Monument
5646 Carver Road
Diamond, MO 64840
Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road.
Summer Junior Rangers: Held during three, consecutive Saturdays, participants go behind the scenes at the park to learn more about exciting topics. Summer Junior Rangers may sample water in Carver Branch, go upstairs in the 1881 Carver House, see actual artifacts found during archaeological surveys, and more.
Summer Junior Rangers become VIPs, receive a special t-shirt, and set up and staff a booth during Carver Day on July 8th and Prairie Day on September 9th. Registration required.
Summer Junior Rangers (ages 8-12) June or July sessions FREE OF CHARGE
Homeschool Day May 25th: Environmental education including tree ID and tree cookies, plant ID and pollination, water quality, and recycling; Registration required.
Homeschool Day (all ages): May 25th, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. FREE OF CHARGE
Homeschool Day July 20th: Carver science labs including sweet potato starch and flour, rock testing, peanut milk or peanut paper; Registration required.
Homeschool Day (all ages): July 20th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. FREE OF CHARGE
The visitor center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the film Struggle and Triumph: The Legacy of George Washington Carver shows throughout the day. Kids will enjoy the Junior Ranger booklets. George Washington Carver National Monument is free of charge.
For more information, please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., visit the park website at www.nps.gov/gwca, or visit the park Facebook page. #FindYourPark #EncuentreTuParque
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