Field Trips

There is no better method for introducing your students to real world science and mathematics than a visit to the UA campus. Some of the most prominent scientific research programs in the world are here, such as the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab. Many programs invite students into the laboratory where actual research is underway. Our Marine Discovery program provides a hands-on marine biology lesson in a real UA teaching laboratory.

Field trips are an important tradition in the educational life of a child. We offer a variety of diverse experiences and unique locations that will allow you to choose the perfect fit for maximizing education and fun. Choose from a broad array of options ranging from science discovery programs, one-of-a-kind facility/lab tours, planetarium shows, observatory visits, exhibits, and more.

If you are a K-12 teacher and need financial support to take your students on a science field trip, we may be able to help. Check out our Field Trip Fund.

Biosphere 2 Guided Tour - Special tours available for K-12, included hands-on activities for 5-12 on biology, earth sciences, ecology, and hydrology underneath the glass at Biosphere 2
Flandrau Science Center Star Parties - An opportunity to bring students to better understand astronomy through the new star projector manned by a knowledgable researcher.
Insect Discovery - Use live and preserved insects to teach students about the planet's complex biodiversity.
Marine Discovery - Beneath Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, field trips can learn about the world's oceans through tropical fish and live coral in salt water tanks.
Mirror Lab Tours - Grades 6-12 can see how the lab casts the enormous and precise mirrors used in future telescopes.
Physics is Phun - Guided activities allow K-12 students to understand the basics of physics.
SkyCenter Activities
SkyNights on Mt. Lemmon
Sonoran Desert Discovery
Space Imagery Center
Sweetwater Wetlands
Tree-Ring Lab
UA Mineral Museum
UA Museum of Natural History
Water Investigations Program