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Every Kid In A Park Helps Kids Visit Zion Free

Imagine seeing America’s most spectacular natural wonders and historic sites for FREE. If you’re a fourth grader, you can!

Every Kid In A Park is an empowering federal program designed to bring kids and their families into America’s national parks, like Zion National Park. Why fourth graders? Research shows that fourth graders are beginning to learn about and show interest in the world around them. Every Kid In A Park was designed to encourage this budding interest, and help fourth graders and their families discover our nation’s scenic wonders, landscapes, wildlife, history, and natural resources for free.

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The Every Kid In A Park initiative was launched in September 2015, and grants all fourth grade students in the U.S. free admission to national parks and other federal lands, monuments and waters for a full year. The pass allows free entry for fourth graders and their grown-ups* to more than 2,000 federally managed sites.

Did you know that no matter where you live in the U.S., you’re within two hours of an included national park, national monument, or historic site? Every Kid In A Park includes sites managed by the National Park Service, Forest Service, Department of Education, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That means if you’re visiting Zion Ponderosa with your fourth grader, you can get into Zion National Park for free with a valid Every Kid In A Park pass!

Zion Ponderosa is centrally located to several federal sites that qualify for entry with anEvery Kid In A Park pass, including Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Grand Canyon National Park. Explore, play, and learn during your Zion vacation, and be sure to check out our fun and educational Kid’s Camp for additional outdoor adventures and activities.

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During your stay at Zion Ponderosa, we can connect help organize educational field trips with local and national park professionals whose classrooms and lecture halls are the vast canyons and trails of magnificent Zion. Breathtaking vistas and magnificent slot canyons create a backdrop of inspiration for learning about the unique plants, animals, human history, and geological wonders found only in this outdoor classroom environment.

Today’s kids spend more time than ever in front of screens instead of outdoors. Every Kid In A Park initiative encourages kids to get outside while they’re still young but old enough to see the value in the world around them: from sea to shining sea, and every inspiring landscape and historic treasure in between.

To obtain an Every Kid In A Park pass for your fourth grader, visit www.everykidinapark.gov.

*Students who will be fourth graders for the upcoming school year can download their passes starting each September. The pass for outgoing fourth graders expires at the end of August each year. The pass grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally managed sites.


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