Every Kid Outdoors

Free Access to Federal Lands and Waters for 4th Graders and Their Guests

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Calling all fourth graders!

What do you know about America’s federal lands and waters? You can find them almost everywhere! From Puerto Rico to Maine and Virginia to the Pacific Islands, some of America’s most spectacular destinations await your discovery.

Through the Every Kid Outdoors Program, fourth grade students, their classes, and their families can learn about thier heritage and connect with nature while exploring more than 400 national parks and millions of acres of federal lands and waters, including the National Parks of Boston.

Visit www.everykidoutdoors.gov to learn more about how to obtain and use your pass. Children and their families can use this pass for free admission to national parks and other federal public lands and waters across the country for the school year. The website also includes trip planning help, as well as fun and engaging learning activities aligned with education standards and information for educators and parents.

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Planning a trip to Boston National Historical Park?

Bring your printed paper voucher and present it for exchange to a park ranger at the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center or Faneuil Hall Visitor Center Desk. Your printed voucher will be collected in exchange for your keepsake pass so be sure to bring your printed voucher with you!

National Parks of Boston also offers a variety of programs that fourth graders and their families can enjoy any time of year. The Junior Ranger Program is a fun way for kids (and adults!) to learn about the park by attending a ranger-led program, hiking the Freedom Trail, or participating in an interpretive program. Pick up your Junior Ranger activity booklet at one of the park's visitor centers located at the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center and Faneuil Hall in Downtown Boston. Once you complete the booklet, you can be sworn in as a Junior Ranger and receive a Junior Ranger badge! Learn more about the Junior Ranger program on our website.

We look forward to seeing you at Boston National Historical Park!

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Last updated: September 6, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown, MA 02129


617 242-5601

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