Is Your Child In 4th Grade? Get A Free National Parks Membership For Your Family.
Thanks to the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, fourth grade students and their families can get into national parks for free. Why fourth graders? Those behind the program say research shows children ages nine to 11 are beginning to learn about the world around them. They’re not only open to new ideas, but they are likely to connect to nature and America’s history.
The pass is offered to fourth graders every year, so eventually, every child will get a free pass to explore our national parks, with a goal of letting them all discover wildlife, resources and history — for free.
The current pass is for fourth graders (or homeschool equivalent students) for the 2017-18 school year, and expires Aug, 31. Then, the cycle starts over for the next group of fourth graders! The pass includes not only free entrance for your fourth grader, but also all children under 16 years of age and up to three adults. If you visit a park that charges admission per vehicle, the pass admits all children and adults in one passenger vehicle.
All you have to do is click here to get your pass, then begin planning your trip!
Don’t have a child in fourth grade right now? You can still get into the national parks for free on select days this year including April 21, Sept. 22 and Nov. 11.