Self Guided Programs

A teacher and her students on a self-guided education program.

NPS photo


Many groups use Shenandoah National Park to meet their own educational goals. Educational groups can use any of the more than 500 miles of trails in the park, view films and tour the interpretive exhibits at the visitor centers, or become Junior Rangers by completing their own Junior Ranger Explorer Notebook. School groups may request an educational fee waiver for free admission to the park for their field trip.

Self-guided Curriculum-based Programs

In addition to the ranger-guided programs, Shenandoah National Park provides training and lesson plans for kindergarten, 1st grade, and earth science teachers to enable them to prepare for and lead curriculum-based field trips to the park. Teachers are required to attend an instructional workshop to receive the materials and training.

Come to Your Senses (Kindergarten
Shenandoah Residents (1st grade)
Exploring Earth Science in Shenandoah National Park (7th-12th grade)


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


(540) 999-3500
Use this phone number to contact us for all of your park inquiries!

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