MORRISTOWN, NJ - A new program, titled "Every Kid in a Park", provides free access to parks, lands, and waters for an entire year for fourth graders and their families. The program, sponsored by the United States Government, which began September 1, 2017 and is valid until August 31, 2018, encourages youngsters to "see America's natural wonders and historic sites for free." Teachers, camp directors and religious leaders who teach fourth grade are also eligible to obtain a pass free of charge.

See and explore the Morristown National Historical Park, the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park or the Thomas Edison National Park as well as hundreds of other sites across the country. (For an entire listing of participating parks and historic sites, click HERE)

The program allows students, families and classes to visit these sites free of charge. To gain entrace to the site, show the pass to the ranger when you enter or leave it on your dashboard of your car. If a site charges an entrance fee, the pass allows all children under 16 years of age and all adults in the car to enter for free. For a complete of rules, click HERE

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To obtain a pass for your fourth grader, click HERE. Educators can click HERE for class activities and paper passes.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore all the amazing places you can find. Click HERE to plan your trip.


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