Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day from April 20 through April 28.
Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite (the park's primary concessionaire), the Yosemite Conservancy, and the Ansel Adams Gallery, according to a park news release.
Entrance fees will be waived for the park from April 22 through April 26 to celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable.
This year, the focus of National Park Week is "Did you know ... ," which provides a fun way to discover the wonders of America's national parks. The "Did you know ... " focus inspires visitors to ask questions about national parks that encourage learning and activities within the parks and helps encourage the public to visit a nearby national park to camp, hike, watch wildlife, and enjoy being in nature.
This year's celebration will include events and activities throughout the whole week, such as:
April 19: 2 p.m. Earth Day Bike Ride, 7 p.m. Earth Day Family Night
April 20: National Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day Celebrations, The National Parks: America's Best Idea showing.
April 20: Junior Ranger Children's stage events
April 22: 8 p.m.: National Parks in the Sky
April 23: The National Park Idea Started ... Here
April 25: 8 p.m.: What's Wild in Yosemite
April 28: 8 p.m.: Untold Stories from America's National Parks