Educational Fee Waivers
Educational fee waivers are granted to educational institutions whose curriculum relates specifically to the resources in Acadia National Park.
Fee Waiver Information
National Park Service regulations allow school groups and other approved national and international academic institutions to obtain a waiver of park entrance fees, provided the visit is for educational or scientific purposes, and the resources or facilities that the group intends to use support those purposes.
Educational fee waivers are not automatically granted. Applicant groups must demonstrate that they qualify for the waiver. There are three requirements (listed below) that the group must meet to qualify for an educational fee waiver: eligibility, educational purpose, and relevancy of park resources or facilities.
Eligibility Applicants must prove they are an academic or scientific institution.
Entrance fee waivers are granted only if the above three criteria are met.
If the group is on a commercial tour, the applicant must state how the tour supports the curriculum. Groups that do not qualify for an educational fee waiver will be charged the appropriate entrance fee and may be considered as a Non-Commercial Organized Group. Click here for more information.
Please send completed applications along with the required documentation to the Fee Management Office at Acadia National Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed/faxed to the address below.
Click here for a copy of the Fee Waiver Application
Note: Any non-commercial group in which all students are under the age of 16 are eligible for fee exemption. Please fill out the application, disregarding the criteria. A confirmation letter is still necessary inside the park.
All applications must be received within two weeks prior to anticipated trip.
Groups planning science education activities during their visits must adhere to specific rules governing such activities.