Score a FREE National Parks Annual Pass for 4th & 5th Graders AND Their Families

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Because many 4th graders missed out on a free National Parks pass due to the coronavirus pandemic, current 5th graders are also eligible for a FREE National Parks Annual Pass! If you have a 5th grader, click here and follow the directions to get a pass valid through August 31st, 2021.

Currently, the 5th-grade voucher is only valid on sites managed by the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation.

Learn more about frequently asked questions about the Every Kid Outdoors program here!

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Don’t forget to score a pass for your 4th grader, too! As part of this annual program, 4th graders (or homeschooling equivalent), can score a FREE National Parks Annual Pass for the 2020-21 school year!

This pass is valid through August 31st, 2021, and grants FREE access to national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and more for your 4th grader plus all children under 16 and up to three adults! And you can use it as many times as you’d like! How awesome is that?

Here is how to snag your free pass for 4th graders:

  • Head on over here and click on the ‘Get Your Pass’ button.
  • Click on the ‘Get Your Pass’ button.
  • Next, answer a few questions and you’ll be directed to a page to print your paper voucher.
  • Keep in mind that the paper voucher can be exchanged for a more durable plastic version at certain sites.

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4th-grade teachers, snag this deal for your students! 

Teachers and adults who lead youth-serving organizations serving 4th graders (think homeschooling co-ops, camps, church groups, etc.) can also print FREE passes for your entire class plus download fun activity guides.

Getting outside to explore nature and learn more about the world around them can be a great learning experience for kiddos, so this seems like an easy option to provide free educational resources for your class.

We aren’t the only ones who love these free passes…

We love this program! Fourth graders are at a wonderful age to utilize the national parks and become lifelong lovers of the outdoors and the parks.


We used this pass this past summer and had SO MUCH FUN!! We only drove 15 hours to the Grand Canyon, but it took us 6 days to get there because we hit everything between us and it. It saved us so much money too. I can’t wait for my daughter to hit 4th grade in a couple of years…😃


We used this last year with our 4th grader. We went to the Badlands, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Devils Tower Monument. The national parks are not free and require entrance fees, so the pass for the 4th grader is an excellent opportunity.


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  1. peachcraze

    This is a great program. My fourth grader got her pass this fall and we went to Bryce National Park. Hope to travel to some more parks soon.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Sounds like a great trip for your family! Thank you!

  2. Heather

    We used this last summer to go to yYellowstone, amazing. Looking forward to using it this year also as my kid is in 5th grade.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      What a fantastic memory for your family!

  3. Amy

    military gets a free year pass for family as well!

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