Plan a Field Trip

Self-Guided Field Trips

No reservations are required for the self-guided field trip, but please let us know if you will be visiting with your group. (See Accessibility).

Things to do:

  • Walking Trails: Chamizal National Memorial contains miles of walking trails. Call ahead if you would like the "Walking Trail Guide" available for your visit.
  • Picnic Areas: Four covered picnic areas are available first-come, first-served.
  • Cultural Center: Museum Exhibit tell the story of the Memorial. Watch a 4-minute video for an overview (seating limited to 25 people).
  • Nuestra Herencia Mural: This mural is located on the walls outside our administration building. See the Cultural Center Information Desk for a brochure about the mural and artist.
  • Art Gallery: Rotating art exhibits feature shows related to the history and culture of the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Junior Ranger Program--Completing the appropriate sections of the Jr. Ranger book qualifies students (ages 5-adult) to earn a badge and/or patch. The program is free. Call ahead for groups of 25 or more. Please allow adequate time to complete the program on-site.
For longer visits to the Memorial, consider scheduling a visit with a ranger.

Ranger-Led Field Trips

For a ranger-led field trip, please call ahead at least four weeks before your visit. Contact e-mail the education specialist or call 915-532-7273. Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Contact name and cell phone number
  • School name and district
  • Number of and grade-level of students
  • Arrival time and duration of visit
  • Purpose/plan for your visit
  • Special needs and/or helpful information about your group
Please allow time to receive your confirmation. Transportation is the responsibility of the school but funds may be available from the memorial to help cover costs.
We provide:
  • Interactive, hands-on activities
  • Story of Chamizal National Memorial and/or other topics including the desert ecosystem, river behavior (as it applies to Chamizal history)
  • National Park Service overview and careers
  • Custom topics that are requested well in advance of your visit by contacting the education specialist
Your group is welcome to stay for lunch or other self-guided activities.

Last updated: August 25, 2018

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Mailing Address:

800 South San Marcial Street
El Paso, TX 79905


(915) 532-7273

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