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Arizona Field Trips with Kids

Field Trips in Arizona by Subject Area

Educational places to take Arizona field trips, and have a really good time with your children. From your homeschool guide.
Annotated Lists of Arizona Field Trips with Kids
Area Guides
Art
Children’s Museums
Events
History
Industry & Technology
Natural History
Rural Life
Science

Grand Canyon, AZ, Spring 2014
Grand Canyon, AZ, Spring 2014
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Annotated Lists

Arizona Children’s Museums and Zoos
For families traveling with children of any age, or adults who want to learn a little bit more about the area, Arizona’s children’s museums and zoos are a great place for an exciting, educational experience.

Arizona Field Trip Ideas
There are many exciting educational opportunities available around the state – you can take a tour, ride a train, visit a farm, discover a museum, go for a hike, travel to another culture, journey back in time, explore a zoo, attend a performance, be a scientist, view an art gallery, create a masterpiece, observe nature, study the stars, and much more.

Area Guides

Cochise County, Arizona – Land of Legends
Located in the Southeast corner of Arizona, this is one of the most culturally, historically and geographically diverse areas in the American Southwest.

Art

The i.d.e.a. Museum
the place to explore your imagination through design in art, science and technology! We support “your child and the child within you” by providing interactive opportunities that engage your senses and encourage creativity.

Astronomy

Kitt Peak National Observatory
The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert under some of the finest night skies in the world.

Lowell Observatory
In addition to our regular daytime and nighttime programs, we now offer new programs, including a tour of our Anderson Mesa research site and a stargazing workshop.

Children’s Museums

The Children’s Musuem of Phoenix
We offer three floors of fun, educational, multi-sensory experiences to explore! Our exhibits are all hands-on and interactive to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of 0-10 year olds.

Children’s Museum of Tuscon

Events

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History of Arizona

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
“The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting has over 70 fully restored fire apparatus on exhibit, dating from 1725 to 2004, and one full-sized, hands-on apparatus.

Our school tours fulfill curriculum in the following areas:
-The Thirteen Colonies- The common occurrence of house fires in Colonial America, how they were fought, how early fire engines pumped water.
-The Industrial Revolution-The growth of cities with factories, resulting in larger fires, requiring new firefighting equipment and techniques for taller buildings.
-Industrialization and Urbanization in America-The evolution of firefighting from volunteer brigades to professional firefighters managed by cities, a result of industrialization and urbanization.

Mondays are reserved for scheduled tours, which enables you to keep your school group socially distanced from the general public.”

Lake Havasu Museum of History
We view our museum as a classroom, our responsibility is as an educational facility, and our place in the community is immense.

Industry & Technology

Factory Tours
Interactive site with recommended factory tours in Arizona. Add your own favorite tour and write a review.

Natural History

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Please be aware that Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is not open to the public without an appointment or an event reservation. All tours, visits, and donation drop-offs must be scheduled in advance.

Rural Life

Science

Arizona Science Center
Hands-on, eye-opening fun with more than 300 interactive exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, five-story giant-screen theater, live demonstrations, and traveling exhibitions.

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Enhance your visit with a Discovery Workshop, hands-on-minds-on science exhibits and the University of Arizona’s Mineral Museum.

Marine Discovery
Undergraduate students at the University of Arizona teach third through eighth grade students about the Gulf of California and the ocean in general during a field trip to the UA campus.

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