Plan A Field Trip


Shenandoah National Park offers a variety of field trip opportunities. Planning ahead and preparing your group will help make the park visit a memorable, fun, and safe learning experience for you and your students. The first step is determining what type of field trip experience you would like for your students at Shenandoah National Park.

Ranger-led Programs

Ranger-led programs are science curriculum-based, two hour programs for groups of up to 60 students. Prior registration is required and space is limited each season.

Self-guided Programs

Self-guided programs are pre-established curriculum-based programs that are generally focused on science or social studies. Prior registration is only required if you need materials from the Education Office.

Create your own experience

The Education Office can provide local school groups and academic institutions with an academic fee waiver for visits that are for educational or scientific purpose. This fee waiver allows full access to the park. This option allows the largest breadth of experiences for your students. If you need any assistance in planning the experience, please contact the education office.

A Ranger leading a group of students through a meadow.
A Ranger leads a group of students through Big Meadows

What Next?

Contact Us

Contact the Education Office to schedule a program or for more assistance on planning a program.
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Phone: (540) 999-3500 ext. 3489

Directions to Shenandoah National Park


Last updated: October 20, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500

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