child on a school field trip

School Field Trips

The Highlands Center partners with school districts in Yavapai County through our year-round school programs. We also serve charter schools, private schools, and home-schooled children. The Highlands Center’s field trips are a wonderful way to enhance learning and help students reach new potentials.


Our programs are very popular and fill quickly. We encourage booking early to avoid being placed on a waiting list. Pre-registration is required for all programs. Cost for field trips and special programs will vary. The Highlands Center recognizes financial restrictions and has various scholarships available.

For more details call the Education Department at the Center at 928-776-9550 (M-F).

Elementary kids school field trips

2nd & 4th Grade Field Trips

These programs include an introductory classroom activity followed by a full day field trip on site. Working with children in small groups (6-11 students), docents and staff provide outdoor science-based education designed to complement the Arizona State Science Standards. The curriculum encourages hands-on, minds-on learning where students explore scientific concepts in a fun, engaging manner.

Field trips for other grades are also possible by special reservation.


Home School & Special Programs

Home School
The Highlands Center offers each of their School Field Trips (Kinder, 2nd, and 4th grade) to home school groups. A minimum of 10 students is required. Available dates are dependent on staff and docent availability so please plan field trips to be scheduled approximately 1-2 months in advance.

Special Programs
The Highlands Center also offers a wide variety of special programming for groups. Our education department strives to provide a wide variety of edcuational opportunities for our community. This includes leading special hikes for Scout groups and assisting in badge requirements, developing programs for special field trips, and much more!

Read Ethan’s Story to meet one student who found a new passion after visiting the Highalnds Center with his class.

Home school field trip
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