"Every Kid in a Park" is a program that lets all 4th graders and their families get into national parks and other public lands places for free. The Nature Station and Homeplace are both participating, meaning that this free admission is good here! It is really a fantastic program, but not a lot of people seem to know about it.
All people need to do to take advantage of it is to go to the Every Kid in a Park website, complete a simple educational activity, and print out their free pass. Then, they present this pass at the park they visit, and the 4th grader and their immediate family get in for free!
This is part of an effort by the federal government to encourage more families, especially from diverse backgrounds who might not usually go to parks, to take advantage of public lands and outdoor opportunities.
You can find out more details from LBL's press release from last fall:
Land Between The Lakes Participates in Every Kid in a Park - Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area