“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.”—NANCY NEWHALL

Free Acess for 4th Graders

Your child can take you amazing places! With the pass, fourth graders can bring family and friends on adventures free through August 31, 2021. Why fourth graders? The National Park Service chose fourth graders because research shows that kids ages nine to 11 are beginning to learn about the world around them. They’re open to new ideas, and they are likely to connect to nature and our history. The pass is offered to fourth graders every year. Over time, every kid can get a free pass to explore our country.

Free Access for 5th Graders

Many 4th graders missed out on using their Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass during the 2019-2020 school year. A new voucher is now available for 5th grade students for the rest of the school year! 5th graders and their families will have free access to national parks and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior from through August 31, 2021.

COVID-19 Response

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities, park operations continue to adapt to changing conditions while maintaining public access, particularly outdoor spaces. Before visiting a park, please check the park website to determine its operating status. Updates about the overall NPS response to COVID-19, including safety information, are posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please recreate responsibly.