Just a quick post this morning to tell you about the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Every Kid in a Park program. In a nutshell, the program offers fourth graders (and 10-year-old home-schooled equivalents) a free annual pass to every national park in the U.S.
Big Bend, the Grand Canyon, Hot Springs, Mammoth Caves, Acadia National Park… whichever national park catches your fancy, this pass will get your fourth grader and a limited number of family members and friends free access to it.
Between now and August 31, 2019, your fourth grader can use their pass to:
- Get free admission for themselves, any children under the age of 16, and up to three adults into any national park that charges individual entrance fees
- Admit themselves, all children under 16, and all adults in one passenger vehicle for free to any park that charges vehicle entrance fees.
It’s a great deal and with a national park within two hours of every location in the United States, it’s definitely something parents of fourth graders will want to check out.
- Find a park near you (Find Your Park)
- Every Kid in a Park (Official government website for the program)
- Fun Facts about all 59 US National Parks (National Geographic. Note: There have been a few parks added to the system since this story was first published online.)
- US National Park Annual Pass – Is it worth it? (A Brit & A Southerner)