Plan A Field Trip

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

NPS photo

A field trip to Saguaro National Park can add a new dimension to your classroom studies and reinforce what you are teaching your students. Programs are held from fall to late spring season and are at both districts, Rincon Mountain & Tucson Mountain, which fulfill Arizona State educational standards. We encourage teachers and students to get in touch with their environment by exploring the plants and animals of their desert home here at Saguaro National Park.


Saguaro National Park offers a variety of outdoor experiences:
Ranger Guided Field Trips
Electronic Field Trips (available upon request)
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

Last updated: December 21, 2017

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Mailing Address:

3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson , AZ 85730


(520) 733-5153

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