Death Valley is a land of a thousand stories, full of intriguing people and places. You can custom-design an ideal learning experience for your students in our park. Focus on photography, mine our rich reserves of Western history, identify wildflowers, follow faults, or journey into the wilderness. Read our "School Visits On Your Own" brochure to start the planning process.
You may be eligible for an educational fee waiver (free park entry), if the following three conditions are met:
As you design your field trip, plan to stop by one of our visitors centers when you arrive. Familiarize yourself with Things to Know Before You Come. Arrange for camping or lodging for your group; advanced reservations are advised, especially if you are bringing lots of students. Even if you wish to lead most of your field trip independently, consider attending an interpretive ranger program, or schedule a short day or night education program for your group.
Did You Know?
The average evaporation rate in the bottom of Death Valley is 150 inches a year. Since the average rainfall is less than 2 inches ... the two don't quite meet. More...