National Park Week

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What "stars" will you discover in parks during National Park Week?


For one week each April, we join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park!

The theme for National Park Week in 2018 is “Park Stars,” celebrating everything from starry skies to superstar volunteers, park features, and resources. Parks, programs, and partners nationwide invite people everywhere to explore stories, experiences, and sites that brighten the National Park System and public lands.

Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2018 from April 21 through 29! Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs and events.


For our park partners, there are great ways to engage with National Park Week through social media and other programs! Email us to receive a toolkit with more information, graphics, and resources to help you with this!

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Bodie Island: Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Everyday

    At Bodie Island, you have the chance to climb the lighthouse at your own pace and take in the gorgeous natural surroundings of Bodie Island, the Atlantic Ocean, and Pamlico Sound. View details to best plan for your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Bodie Island Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and the disabled.
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Foothills Feature

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Take a close-up look at the oak woodlands during this short talk at the Foothills Visitor Center.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    • Location: Foothills Visitor Center, Sequoia National Park
    • Fees: Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Everyday

    Climbing the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a unique experience. The climb is self-paced and provides views from the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. View details to best plan your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children (11 and under, and at least 42" tall), and the disabled.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Bodie Island: Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Everyday

    At Bodie Island, you have the chance to climb the lighthouse at your own pace and take in the gorgeous natural surroundings of Bodie Island, the Atlantic Ocean, and Pamlico Sound. View details to best plan for your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Bodie Island Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and the disabled.
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Foothills Feature

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Everyday

    Take a close-up look at the oak woodlands during this short talk at the Foothills Visitor Center.

    View Details
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    • Location: Foothills Visitor Center, Sequoia National Park
    • Fees: Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Everyday

    Climbing the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a unique experience. The climb is self-paced and provides views from the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. View details to best plan your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children (11 and under, and at least 42" tall), and the disabled.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Bodie Island: Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    Everyday

    At Bodie Island, you have the chance to climb the lighthouse at your own pace and take in the gorgeous natural surroundings of Bodie Island, the Atlantic Ocean, and Pamlico Sound. View details to best plan for your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Bodie Island Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and the disabled.
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Foothills Feature

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    Everyday

    Take a close-up look at the oak woodlands during this short talk at the Foothills Visitor Center.

    View Details
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    • Location: Foothills Visitor Center, Sequoia National Park
    • Fees: Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    Everyday

    Climbing the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a unique experience. The climb is self-paced and provides views from the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. View details to best plan your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children (11 and under, and at least 42" tall), and the disabled.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Bodie Island: Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Everyday

    At Bodie Island, you have the chance to climb the lighthouse at your own pace and take in the gorgeous natural surroundings of Bodie Island, the Atlantic Ocean, and Pamlico Sound. View details to best plan for your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Bodie Island Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and the disabled.
  • Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Sample five wines and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the view as you travel through CVNP.

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    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: See descriptions
    • Fees: Fee
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Foothills Feature

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Take a close-up look at the oak woodlands during this short talk at the Foothills Visitor Center.

    View Details
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    • Location: Foothills Visitor Center, Sequoia National Park
    • Fees: Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Climbing the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a unique experience. The climb is self-paced and provides views from the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. View details to best plan your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children (11 and under, and at least 42" tall), and the disabled.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Bodie Island: Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    Everyday

    At Bodie Island, you have the chance to climb the lighthouse at your own pace and take in the gorgeous natural surroundings of Bodie Island, the Atlantic Ocean, and Pamlico Sound. View details to best plan for your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Bodie Island Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and the disabled.
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

    Foothills Feature

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    Everyday

    Take a close-up look at the oak woodlands during this short talk at the Foothills Visitor Center.

    View Details
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    • Location: Foothills Visitor Center, Sequoia National Park
    • Fees: Free
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    Everyday

    Climbing the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a unique experience. The climb is self-paced and provides views from the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. View details to best plan your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children (11 and under, and at least 42" tall), and the disabled.
  • Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

    ʻŌhiʻa Lehua

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    Learn about the vital role of ʻŌhiʻa lehua in native Hawaiian forests.

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    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit - Hwy 11 near mile marker 70.5
    • Fees: Free Event
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Bodie Island: Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Everyday

    At Bodie Island, you have the chance to climb the lighthouse at your own pace and take in the gorgeous natural surroundings of Bodie Island, the Atlantic Ocean, and Pamlico Sound. View details to best plan for your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Bodie Island Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and the disabled.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Everyday

    Climbing the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a unique experience. The climb is self-paced and provides views from the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. View details to best plan your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children (11 and under, and at least 42" tall), and the disabled.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Bodie Island: Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Everyday

    At Bodie Island, you have the chance to climb the lighthouse at your own pace and take in the gorgeous natural surroundings of Bodie Island, the Atlantic Ocean, and Pamlico Sound. View details to best plan for your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Bodie Island Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens (62 or older), children 11 years of age and under, and the disabled.
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Everyday

    Climbing the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a unique experience. The climb is self-paced and provides views from the tallest brick lighthouse in North America. View details to best plan your climb.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Climbing tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for senior citizens (62 or older), children (11 and under, and at least 42" tall), and the disabled.
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