File this under AWESOME! Every Kid in a Park is a government run program that offers FREE passes to 4th graders to encourage you and your family to visit all of the awesome parks in the country.  From the Grand Canyon to the Florida Keys. For more information about this program go to

“We 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.

We offer the pass to fourth graders every year. Over time, every kid can get a free pass to explore our country.”