The Flagstaff CVB can assist you in planning “edu-taining” adventures for your student-age groups. Each itinerary typically partners both hands-on educational activities with just-for-fun active adventures.
Here is an itinerary option for a 3 day/night visit with a focus on science; however the Flagstaff CVB is happy to assist you in planning a customized itinerary for your group. For complete itinerary details or more information please contact Joyce at JLingenfelter@flagstaffaz.gov.
Earth and Sky – Educational focus – Geology and Astronomy
Tour Lowell Observatory – www.lowell.edu
Visit NASA Department of Astrogeology – http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/
Lunch at Galaxy Diner
Private behind-the-scenes tour to the Discovery Channel Telescope
Evening star viewing or star party at Lowell Observatory – www.lowell.edu
Museum of Northern Arizona – Geology Program
Meteor Crater – http://www.meteorcrater.com
Lunch break in Winslow
Petrified Forest National Park – http://www.nps.gov/pefo/index.htm
Painted Desert National Forest
Fun evening activity – Flagstaff Aquaplex – Indoor Water Park and climbing wall – http://flagstaff.az.gov/index.aspx?NID=896
Grand Canyon National Park – http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm
Before leaving Flagstaff pick-up box lunches to take
Mountain bike tour or hike along the rim – http://bikegrandcanyon.com
On-site geology and/or nature program
Afternoon break on the way home at Cameron Trading Post – www.camerontradingpost.com
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – http://www.nps.gov/sucr/index.htm
Dinner in historic downtown Flagstaff at Big Foot Bar-B-Q – http://bigfootbbq.com
More itinerary suggestions:
Archeology & Native Cultures
Students will learn about archeology, and participate in an actual “dig,” followed by a hike and visit to an ancient dwelling at one of our area’s national monuments.
Fly Me to the Moon
Explore Flagstaff’s rich history with the Apollo space missions. Take a free self-guided tour (weekdays only) at the USGS to see the original lunar training rover and displays. Visit training sites at Meteor Crater and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Top off the day with nighttime viewing at Lowell Observatory.
Bicycling, hiking, rock climbing (indoor and outdoor), disc golf, and much more are available for groups in the Flagstaff area.
The Sky’s the Limit
Enjoy a summer day at the Arizona Snowbowl with a trip to the top of Arizona aboard the Sky Ride with views at 11,500 feet elevation. The Agassiz lodge at the bottom of the lift is a great place to enjoy lunch on the deck and take in a free game of disc golf.