Oasis of Discovery

Educators and students will find a wealth of unique subjects and places for study when using Big Bend as part of their curriculum. The distinct resources preserved in the park include fossil bearing strata, exceptional biological diversity, prehistoric cultures, and historical time periods from New Spain to the modern era.

A field trip to the Big Bend, either actual or virtual, will enhance the learning experience for students of all ages.

Join us for a fun, informative, and free Distance Learning Program!
Using the magic of technology, a park ranger from Big Bend can interact live with your classroom or group.

Layers of History

Take a step back in time and listen to the whispers of Native Americans, settlers, ranchers and miners...

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Dorgan House

Within Walking Distance

Big Bend is a hiker's bliss with more than 150 miles of fabulous trails in the largest expanse of roadless public lands in Texas.

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Boot Canyon

Into the Night

Big Bend’s star-laden skies can be dazzling.

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Starry Night Sky

Audubon's Delight

A multiplicity of habitats including, desert oases, hidden canyons, and a ribbon of undulating river corridor, shelter more than 450 bird species.

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Pied-billed grebes

Last updated: September 22, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129



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