Academic Fee Waivers

People stand around a telescope at night.
Students can experience some of the darkest night skies in the US!

NPS/Kurt Moses

You may be eligible for an Academic Fee Waiver (free park entry), if the following three conditions are met:

  1. You represent an accredited educational institution.
  2. You can demonstrate that your field trip satisfies specific curriculum for which academic credit is offered to participants.

  3. The field trip relates to natural or cultural resources or facilities in the park.

Please fill out the following form and email your completed form to Academic Fee Waivers.

Please contact the fee office for:

  • Fee Waiver Guidelines

  • Questions

  • Fee Waiver Application Form for Tours of Scotty's Castle - currently not available until the area reopens.

At this time, Death Valley is not approving fee waivers for groups over 10 people due to COVID-19. We will update this site when the group size limit has been lifted.

Last updated: August 3, 2020

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P.O. Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328


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