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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 2017-2018 school year, until August 31, 2018. It's easy to get one- just visit the Every Kid in a Park website, participate in a short activity, and download 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 Saturday!

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Your City Saturday

Your City Saturday is a popular family programming series that occur on the third Saturday of every month. Each month Park Rangers work collaboratively with other organizations in and around the city to create opportunities for hands-on, mind-on learning and fun.

On October 21st join Park Rangers and Dr. Jessica Garb of UMass Lowell for Your City Saturday: Spider Scientists. Learn the science behind their silk production and take a closer look at them through a microscopes. Take part in an arachnid art project and take home a new appreciation for these arthropods.

Drop-in science and art activities will be available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and make sure to come by for two different 30-minute talks by Professor Garb at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – Spiders: Not Spooky, but Spectacular!
3 p.m. - The Wonderful World of Silk: Biology, History, and Future Fibers

Last updated: October 11, 2017

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