Free National Parks Pass for Your New Fourth Grader!
posted by: Amber Johnson
Hey fourth graders: Do you want to see America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free?
The “Every Kid in a Park” initiative allows all fourth grade students and their families to have free admission to National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and waters for a full year starting in the 2017-2018 school year.
Grab your fourth grader and be sure to sign up now at https://everykidinapark.gov/.
Start by clicking Get Your Pass
Start Your Adventure Now
Click Start and then choose your adventure.
It could be Go On a Nature Walk, Time Travel or Go Swimming.
Whatever adventure you choose, follow the prompts until you reach your destination:
Simply print your pass and enjoy a year of exploring our great nation’s National Parks!
Our national lands and waters belong to everyone. That includes you! Use this pass to visit any of them for free. You can bring your family and friends with you for free, too!
- The pass is for U.S. fourth graders (or home-school equivalent) students.
- The pass is for the 2017 to 2018 school year. It expires August 31, 2018.
- Students can’t transfer the pass to anyone else.
- They can’t accept electronic versions of this paper for access or to exchange for a pass.
- There’s no way to request a refund later if you forget the pass when you visit.
- If you lose your pass, get a new one by visiting the website and signing up again.
- Educators can get one paper pass for each of their fourth-grade students.
How it works
- Show your pass to a ranger when you enter. If there is no ranger, leave it on the dashboard of your car.
- If you visit a site that charges entrance fees per person— The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults for free.
- If your group visits a site that charges vehicle fees – The pass admits all children under 16 and all adults in up to one passenger vehicle. Commercial vehicles can’t use a pass to get in.
- If you arrive at a site on bicycle— The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults on bicycles.
- The pass doesn’t cover things like camping, boats, and special tours. Also, some sites are managed by private operators. They may not honor the pass. Check with the site ahead of time to find out.
- The pass doesn’t cover fees for local, city, or state parks and recreation areas unless they say that they accept this pass.