Field Trips

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Ranger-guided Field Trips

Teachers and students can get in touch with their desert home by exploring the plants, animals and cultures that thrive here! A ranger-guided field trip to Saguaro National Park can add a new dimension to your classroom curriculum by offering your students an opportunity to learn outside in a hands-on and inquiry-based setting. All programs align with Arizona state education standards.

Field trips are offered in both districts of the park beginning in mid-October to April. They are approximately 2 hours long and run between 9:30 am and 12 pm. Classes may choose to have lunch in the park following the program. All of our field trips are free of charge and reimbursements for transportation are available thanks to the Friends of Saguaro National Park (subject to availability and some restrictions apply).




Where do you want to go?

Saguaro National Park has two districts, one on either side of Tucson, Arizona. Each district has unique properties, geography, and facilities. Some field trips are available in both locations and others take advantage of specific features only found in one or the other. Most schools choose their field trip location based on proximity and ease of transportation.

I want to explore and book a field trip on the west side.
I want to explore and book a field trip on the east side.

Or, click on the map below where you'd like to take your field trip.

map noting Tucson and major streets in the center with two districts of Saguaro on either side

Last updated: June 17, 2024

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3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730


520 733-5153

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