Field Trips & Family Outings


Field trips are a fantastic way to build excitement and school spirit. And learning or helping pick where the class is headed is always at the top of students’ back-to-school lists.


Learning outside the classroom is a key component of a great education that gives excited students the chance to jump into new experiences and to do hands-on activities. It also gives kids the opportunity to ask professionals questions about their work—maybe in science, technology, performing arts, nature or maybe in some other career field. They also can ask what kind of education and background is helpful for landing such a job.


Wondering what fun and exciting field trips are available nearby or a short driving distance away? Boomer Bear has done the research for you, beginning on this page. The guide lists places that are fun, entertaining and educational for classrooms and for families with homeschoolers.


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UA BIOSPHERE 2

Bring your class to experience Biosphere 2 —Where Science Lives! Find out why Time Life Books called it “one of the 50 must–see wonders of the world.” Guided tours take students inside the world’s largest living science center dedicated to...

UA BIOSPHERE 2

Experiential, hands-on learning adventures under glass at the one-of-a-kind Biosphere 2! Learn about Earth systems, sustainability, biological diversity, and ecological complexity.
Educational tours take students inside the world’s largest...

UA LABORATORY OF TREE RING RESEARCH

We offer a diverse variety of science field classes – on the UA Campus at the Bryant Bannister Tree Ring Building, at Tumamoc Hill, and at field sites in the Catalina Mountains - where students learn that science is a dynamic process of gathering...

UA MUSEUM OF ART

Free, customized, and interactive tours available. Our inquiry-based approach allows students to make observations, strengthen their critical thinking skills, and make connections with art and life. Bring “Art Sprouts” to your pre-K or...

UA POETRY CENTER

The Poetry Center’s special collections library is a great place for an interactive, educational, and fun field trip that can encourage a lifelong love of writing and literature. We offer creative, hands-on field trip curricula for groups of K–12...

UA TREE RING LAB

Take a tour of the first Laboratory in the world dedicated to dendrochronology or tree-ring science! The science of dendrochronology was developed here at the University of Arizona. Dendrochronology - or the study of tree-rings to understand the...