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Every Kid Outdoors: See America’s Natural Wonders and Historic Sites for Free

Every Kid Outdoors Program & How to Visit America’s Natural Wonders and Historic Sites for Free

The Every Kid Outdoors Program provides students in Fourth Grade free entrance to national public lands that include America's national wonders, historic sites and National Parks.

If you have a child in the fourth grade, they can sign-up to get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates, and friends. 

The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency collaboration between the Department of the Interior, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Forest Service that provides fourth graders with free access to explore, learn, and recreate in spectacular settings, including national parks, wildlife refuges, marine sanctuaries, and forests.

To obtain the free pass, fourth grade students need to visit the Every Kid Outdoors website, participate in a short educational activity, and download a voucher. 

The voucher is valid for multiple use between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023, corresponding with the traditional school year.  The online voucher may be exchanged for a keepsake pass at participating federal lands.

There are seven federal agencies participating in the Every Kid Outdoors Program. You can search for participating lands and waters (by agency) through the links below: 

To get started, head over to Every Kid Outdoors, complete the questionnaire and get ready to start exploring! 

There are 63 National Parks in the United States and each one is filled with wilderness and wonder.  As Americans, they belong to all of us and it is our great privilege to enjoy them, protect them and preserve them for future generations.

We're looking forward using the Every Kid Outdoors Pass this next year to explore even more of America's National Parks!  We're planning trips to Yosemite National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Haleakala National Park, among many more.