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 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Cultural Center--New Exhibits (02/2016) 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 local, Hispanic art.
  • Junior Ranger Programs--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 Kathy Denton at 915-532-7273 ext. 130 or at e-mail us. 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
  • Arrowhead Talk, Story of Chamizal National Memorial and/or other topics including the desert ecosystem, animal adaptations, river behavior (as it applies to Chamizal), and NPS careers.
  • Custom topics can be requested well in advance of your visit by calling Kathy.
Your group is welcome to stay for lunch or other self-guided activities.

 

Theater Productions

Check our Education Outreach Schedule of Performances below. You will find a description of each performance along with the target age of the audience. Performances are open to all public and private schools as well as homeschool groups.

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Kathy Denton at 915-532-7273 ext. 130.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to start time. Performances are generally an hour in length including a Question and Answer session with the actors. Transportation is the responsibility of individual schools, but funding for bus transportation may be available. Please send us estimates of cost and book with your transportation department ASAP.

Chamizal National Memorial celebrates the cooperation between our two borderland countries which peacefully settled a 100-year boundary dispute. Today, we continue to highlight borderland culture through drama, dance and music.

Our performances are aligned with TEKS and Common Core standards and expose students to the theater/stage/performance experience.

2017 Education Outreach Performances

  • Wednesday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m.: (Grades 8th-12th) Siglo de Oro Drama Festival: Heresy of Love
  • Wednesday, April 26 at 9 a.m.: (Grades 9th-12th) Bernabe: The Boy Who Loved the Earth

Last updated: March 9, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

800 South San Marcial Street
El Paso, TX 79905

Phone:

(915) 532-7273

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