Combined AzMNH/Mesa Grande Field Trip
$9.00 per person including teachers and chaperones
- For 3rd grade and up only. This program is closely tied to current Arizona Academic Standards and is an excellent addition to your curriculum, especially for 3rd and 4th grade Social Studies Standards)
- Minimum of 15 guests
- Available Wednesday-Friday, starting at 10:00 a.m. Mesa Grande field trips are only available during the months of October till April due to the outdoor nature of the program and the likelihood of extreme heat.
This field trip combines the Mesa Grande archaeological adventure (educator guided program) with a self-guided exploration of the Arizona Museum of Natural history.
Joint field trips are a wonderful opportunity for the students to see the scientific method in action along with the interpretation of those results in a museum setting. Large groups (over 75) are divided in half and switch between the Mesa Grande program and visiting the AZ Museum of Natural History and will have the opportunity to eat lunch at the Mesa Grande site.
Interactive Mesa Grande and Mesa Grande/AzMNH Joint Field Trips
Mesa Grande field trips are dynamic experiences designed to fit into Arizona Science and Social Science Standards. Each trip is led by trained teams of archaeological educators, making each trip an exclusive use program at the site. They require a significant amount of preparation, organization and staffing to offer your schools a unique program that can stand alone or enhance a museum trip. Given the time that goes into our training and booking, these policies apply specifically for this one of a kind program.
All field trips must be booked through http://arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org/plan-a-visit/booking-request-form or call the booking line at 480-644-3553. Mesa Grande is an exclusive use site so please have more than one date chosen for your trip in case your first choice has already been taken. If you are Title I please indicate your status in the Notes section of the booking request form. It may take a few days to process your request. Thank you for your patience.
Teachers and chaperones are not free at Mesa Grande or the AzMNH and they never have been. We charge a low per person rate for every individual that is attending the trip.
Most questions before and after booking can be answered by checking our FAQ page at http://arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org/for-educators/field-trips/mesa-grande-fieldtrip-faqs but if you do not find your answer there please contact Danielle.Vernon@mesaaz.gov
*Mesa Grande field trips require a $100 non-refundable deposit that will go towards the cost of your trip and keep your date held. NOTE: If you cancel your trip, the deposit will not be returned.
*Rescheduling and Cancellation Policies
Trips may be rescheduled once, 31 days or more in advance. If you initially book your trip less than 31 days out, you will not be permitted to reschedule.
If you need a schedule that differs from our typical 90 minute program that runs from 10-11:30 in the morning and/or 12-1:30 in the afternoon (you can find the typical schedule in the FAQ section of the website that is linked in our Booking Policies), you must alert staff either in the Notes section of the booking request form or as soon as you receive your confirmation. Trips are staffed over a month in advance and changes such as late start will not be made the week of your trip.
Cancellations result in the loss of your deposit. You have one week between receiving your confirmation letter and submitting the deposit to hold your date. During that week confirm your availability with your administration and check on your transportation. A reschedule during that period WILL count as your one reschedule.
Enjoy your field trip to Mesa Grande!
*New policy effective for trips booked beginning December 15, 2016