Explore the Country for Free
- What: Free Fourth Grade National Parks Pass
- When: 10 years old
- Why: Free, fun, educational
- Where: NationalParks.org
Have you visited any national parks? Ever considered taking your kids? If you’d like to explore all the natural wonders the country has on offer, the National Parks Service would like to help!
Thanks to the Every Kids Outdoors program, fourth graders get a free annual pass to any and all national parks. You can apply for your pass online by having your child answer a few simple questions. Once they complete the survey, print out your pass. (No electronic copies allowed.) Then the next time you enter a park, trade the print-out in for their fourth grade membership card. Everyone in the car with the fourth grader gets in for free when the fourth grader is present.
The membership lasts for an entire year, from September 1st to August 31 the following year. If you’ve always wanted to see the sights with your kids, and you have a ten year old in tow, now’s your chance. Sign up today to begin enjoying the benefits. Not sure where to go? The National Parks website can help with that, too. Thanks to their Travel Guides, they have tons of ideas and tips. Whether it’s trips by train, urban playgrounds, or hidden gems, they have inspiration for a variety of adventures the whole family can enjoy.