Plan A Field Trip

Volunteer Ranger observes plant with students.
Volunteer Ranger observes plant with students.

NPS photo

We encourage teachers and students to 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 reinforce your classroom curriculum. Our programs are developed to fulfill current Arizona state education standards and are offered for 3rd grade through high school. All 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). Our programs are offered from mid-October to April. The 2018-2019 season registration begins on August 6th, 2018 and will close September 7th, 2018. Demand is high so register early to secure your date!


Saguaro National Park offers a variety of outdoor experiences:
Ranger Guided Field Trips
Classroom Programs: Travel Trunks

All field trips are offered free of charge and subsidies of transportation are free of charge thanks to the Friends of Saguaro National Park (subject for availability and some restrictions may apply). Official field trip registration occurs shortly after the beginning of each school year. Late field trip requests are accepted with a minimum two week advance notice.


To register for a naturalist-led field trip, complete the registration form(PDF).

Fee waivers can be obtained by completing the Fee Waiver Request Application form and submitting it to the park at least 2 weeks in advance.

For information about education programs, contact:
Chip Littlefield
Education Coordinator
Saguaro National Park
(520) 733-5157 or

Last updated: September 7, 2018

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Mailing Address:

3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson , AZ 85730


(520) 733-5153

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