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COVID-19 Updates

Public programs are canceled in accordance with CDC and local public health guidance in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

We will be following the CDC and current local guidance on schools returning to in-person learning and the permission of field trips or classroom visits. Once field trips and classroom visits are allowed, we will update our strategies to keep your students and our staff safe in accordance to the guidelines provided by the CDC and local public health guidance at that time. Until then we will be offering virtual visits

Virtual Visits

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 from 9:30am-noon. Classes may choose to have lunch in the park following the program. Our field trips are free of charge and subsidies for transportation are available thanks to the Friends of Saguaro National Park (subject to availability and some restrictions apply). Registration announcements are sent out in late July.

Elementary students measure a saguaro during a field trip

Elementary Programs

Programs for third through fifth grade classes.

Ranger helps student identify animal tracks during field trip.

Middle and High School Programs

Programs for sixth through high school.


Contact Us!

For more information on our education programs, email the Education team and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you! Please list Education Programs in the subject line. We look forward to working with you!

Last updated: October 14, 2020

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Mailing Address:

3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson , AZ 85730


(520) 733-5153

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