Stay and play

These four wildlife-focused destinations will help bring out the planet protector in your child.

Meet endangered Galápagos giant tortoises, join National Geographic photographers on nature walks, and explore via kayak and paddleboard on this cruise from National Geographic Expeditions. Bonus: Through the Nat Geo Global Explorers program, kids can get the scoop on storytelling and exploring from the pros.

Descendants of horses brought to North America by Spanish explorers in the late 1400s and early 1500s, Spanish mustangs are called by some “America’s heritage horse. Families can take a historical walking tour with the Windcross Conservancy and learn about these horse’s history and protection efforts. Help care for the animals, assist trainers, or just sit back and observe.

The Puffin and Petrel Patrol, an all-ages group of local volunteers, ensures that the largest puffin colony in North America continues to grow. Registered guests are trained to rescue juvenile puffins and petrels at night—when they can be confused by artificial light—then release them in the right direction in the morning.

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet