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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
Children’s Museums
Industry & Technology
Natural History
Rural Life

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

by Pam Hait
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Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of these popular Arizona cities. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

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.

Arizona Homeschool Adventures
We’ll meet once a week with a hands on activity. Ever wonder what it takes to care for a horse? Want to learn how to make a leather dog collar? How about a trip to a local refinery where you will actually see gold being poured into a mold? These are just a few of the things you will learn AND do alongside your child, spouse, or grandparent.

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.


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.
150 W Pepper Pl
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 644-2467


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.
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, Arizona
(520) 318-8726

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.
1400 West Mars Hill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(520) 774-3358

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.
Monroe School Building
215 N. 7th Street

Phoenix, AZ
(602) 253-0501

Children’s Museum of Tuscon
Check out their Adventure Learning Programs.
200 S 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 792-9985


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History of Arizona

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.
320 London Bridge Road
Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403
(928) 854-4938

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.
27026 N. 156th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
(480) 471-3621

Rural Life

Agua Linda Farm
My husband and I enjoy reaching out to the community – especially children – and helping them connect with a real working farm. We offer field trip packages in April and October. Voted one of the top places to visit by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.
2643 East Frontage Rd.
Amado, AZ

Superstition Farm
We are offering discounted rates to Mom’s Groups and Home School families to get the word out about our “awesome” (as described by another Mom’s group) tour.
3440 S. Hawes Rd.
Mesa, AZ


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.
600 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 716-2000

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.
University of Arizona
1601 East University Boulevard

Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 621-4515

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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