National Park Week is almost here! In honor of this annual event which runs from Apr. 20 through 28 this year, every National Park will off free admission for all park goers on Saturday, Apr. 20.

In addition to free entrance on Saturday, national parks will also be offering special programs and events to help park goers experience new sights, culture and history throughout National Park Week. Keep reading to find your park and see what to expect during this amazing week.

First, be sure to check out the National Park Service website to find the park closest to you. Each park will have its own set of amazing activities, and it’s always a good idea to call the visitor center before arriving to get the low-down on special events and ways to avoid crowds.

Be sure to take advantage of daily fun too, like National Junior Ranger day taking place on Saturday, Apr. 20 where kids can earn their very own ranger badges. There’s also Transportation Tuesday, Wild Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Friendship Friday, each with their own fun activities and social media hashtags!

Getting out to enjoy all that spring has to offer is a great way to start celebrating Earth Day, which is Monday, Apr. 22. Don’t forget the sunscreen!


––Karly Wood

Feature image: George Stackpole via Unsplash



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