child on a school field trip

School Field Trips

The Highlands Center works with local school districts to provide year-round school programs. We serve public schools, charter schools, private schools, and home-schooled children. The Highlands Center’s field trips are a wonderful way to enhance learning and help students have a positive outdoor education experience.


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 or to register your class call the Education Department at the Highlands Center at 928-776-9550 (M-F).

Elementary kids school field trips

Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade Field Trips

Working with children in small groups, docents and staff provide outdoor science-based education that aligns with the Arizona State Science Standards.  Each program includes an introductory puppet show, interactive science activities, and an exploratory hike.  The curriculum encourages hands-on, minds-on learning where students explore scientific concepts in a fun, engaging manner.  All programs take place entirely outside for a nature immersion experience in the Prescott National Forest.  The Kindergarten program is 3 hours in length, while all others are 4 hours.



Home School & Special Programs

Home School
The Highlands Center offers each of our School Field Trips (Kinder, 2nd, 3rd 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 educational opportunities for our community. This includes leading hikes and activities for scout groups to meet badge requirements and developing customized programs for other groups.

Home school field trip
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