EXTREME SUMMER HEAT
Expect high temperatures of 100 to 120 degrees F on your summer visit to Death Valley. Heat related illness is a real possibility. Drink plenty of water and carry extra. Avoid activity in the heat. Travel prepared to survive. Watch for signs of trouble. More »
Zabriskie Point to close for repairs
Starting October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, all access to Zabriskie Point and surrounding area will be closed for major rehabilitation work to repair unstable support walls and improve conditions.
Distance Learning Opportunities
Just because you can't visit Death Valley National Park doesn't mean your students can't experience it! If your classroom is in eastern California or southern Nevada, you can invite a ranger into your classroom as a guest speaker. Students further abroad can explore the history and culture of the park through our Virtual Museum Collection. Teachers can enhance this experience by using our Teaching with Museum Collections lesson plans.
Did You Know?
In 1929, no rain was recorded in Death Valley, California. From 1931 through 1934, a 40 month period, only 0.64 inches of rain fell. More...