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Every Kid Outdoors

Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free.

Every Kid Outdoors is a federal government effort to get every fourth grader in the nation into public lands and waters. The goal is to foster the next generation of environmental stewards and ocean guardians eager to enjoy America's natural treasures. Many NOAA locations provide ideal settings for visitors to experience hands-on activities that can inspire a sense of wonder and a thirst for knowledge about our special ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes places — and most NOAA public spaces and visitor centers offer free admission!

A mother humpback whale and her calf
collage of fourth graders participarting in the Every Kid Outdoors program
an image of a coastal town

Explore NOAA Sanctuaries and Estuarine Research Reserves