Two Educational Summer Opportunities

every kid in park.pngby Kristie Burk

I want to tell you about two exciting educational opportunities for this summer – one is for teachers and one is for fourth grader students and their families.

First, registration is now open for the Philadelphia Zoo Teacher’s Pass. Go to this webpage and then click on “teacher pass” to register.  The pass is good for free admission to the Philadelphia zoo Mondays through Fridays from June 15th to August 31st. You need to bring the printed pass with you along with an ID card or pay stub.  You can use the pass all summer long.  Lots of other attractions and museums, such as the Academy of Natural Science, offers educator discounts, so check before you go!

Second, if you teach fourth graders or have a fourth grade child, you’ll want to get them to register for Every Kid in a Park sponsored by the National Park Foundation. This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more! The Every Kid in a Park pass is good until August 31, 2016.

If you’re entering a park that charges by the vehicle, the pass will allow waive the fee.  If you’re entering a park that charges by the person, the pass will entitle all children under the age of 16 and up to three adults free admission.

I have a fourth grader in the house – so I’m packing my bags!


One comment

  1. I got to see the National Park passes in action. My husband and I visited Ft. McHenry in Baltimore several weeks ago. We paid a $20.00 entrance fee while the family behind us had a fourth grader. That family of 5 were able to enter for free! It is a great deal!


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