Scheduling A Field Trip
Ranger Guided Program availability is first-come, first-served. Programs fill quickly. Group size is generally limited to 45 students plus at least 5 adults, but may be fewer on days when ranger staffing or space is limited. Group size is kept small enough for everyone's enjoyment and educational value, usually about 15 students per ranger.
Due to increasing demands for programs, schools will be restricted to one ranger-led program per class per year to allow more children to participate.
Educators are also encouraged to bring students to the park on their own. Please see our self-guided page for information about applying for an academic fee waiver, safety, and tips for visiting the park with school groups.
To schedule a field trip, contact our education office via email or call 406-888-7899. Be prepared to provide us possible dates, class grade and size information, and the field trip program you would like to participate in.
After applying for a field trip, you may want to apply for a travel grant. Travel grants are available for schools with restricted transportation budgets thanks to donations to the Glacier National Park Conservancy. Please email or call our education office at 406-888-7899 to apply for a travel grant.
Guidelines For Your Trip
Before your group arrives, it is important to be aware of some basic guidelines. Regardless of the season, students and chaperones will have a more enjoyable experience if they are well-equipped for the day.
Tips for a Successful Field Trip as a print-friendly pdf
Chaperone Guidelines & Responsibilities
Chaperone requirements for ranger-led educational field trips (these numbers include the teacher):
Chaperones are key players in your day at the park. Make them aware of your expectations and needs for the trip:
Chaperone Responsibilities as a print-friendly pdf
Last updated: March 13, 2019