Kids & Youth

Every Kid in a Park Pass

Beginning September 1st, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass. This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!

The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 2015-2016 school year, until August 31, 2016. It's easy to get one- just visit the Every Kid in a Park website, participate in a short activity, and dowload a voucher to exchange for a pass at any park that offers passes (at Lowell, passes are available at the Visitor Center and the Boott Cotton Mills Museum). Educators can visit the educator section to download a classroom activity and pass vouchers for the whole 4th grade class.

At Lowell National Historical Park, the Every Kid in a Park pass admits the 4th grade passholder, and up to three accompanying guests, into the Boott Cotton Mills Museum for free. (Note that the pass does not apply to boat tours)

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Ranger Marieke helping kids make crafts and write songs as part of Your City Summer!

NPS/Jen Myers

Your City Summer 2015

Come hang out with park rangers, get creative, and explore your city’s stories! This summer, Lowell National Historical Park invites families to Your City Summer, a regular series of free inter-generational activities. Each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday through August 28th, come to the Visitor Center from 11AM-12PM for creative activities exploring themes important to Lowell’s past and present. Your City Summer will take place in the Visitor Center located at 246 Market Street.

Three small children standing in a park looking at some people on a stage.

A kids concert in Boardinghouse Park

NPS/Jen Myers

Art in the Park

Come on down and create make and take art with a park ranger! Discover Lowell's incredible past and present with hands-on, creative activities and free snacks for kids and grownups! Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10Am-11AM, with a free kids concert to follow from 11AM-12PM, plus trolley rides at noon! July 8-August 13 (no shows on July 22 or 23). Drop in program starts at Boardinghouse Park (40 French Street, Lowell MA).

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