Taliesin West is a designated World Heritage Site. Since its inception in 1939, this site has been a unique incubator of innovation. It is often referred to as Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert laboratory.
With a history steeped in pioneering architecture, Taliesin West has been home to artists and creative thinkers of all types – architects, engineers, graphic designers, painters, photographers, and dancers. A Taliesin West field trip draws from this diverse and interdisciplinary heritage and will ignite the imagination of your students.
We strive to make our historic site available to everyone – particularly students in historically underserved communities. Through the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Community Access Program, Title One schools can attend a field trip for free. Contact us at email@example.com for additional information about financial support and an application.
To book a field trip please fill out our online Field Trip Request Form
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to book a field trip.
ON-SITE FIELD TRIP
Every field trip has two distinct parts
- A 1-hour guided tour of the historic spaces of Taliesin West.
- A 45-minute Learning Lab.
Offered September 1, 2023 – May 13, 2024
Adults: 1 Adult for every 10 Students Free
Additional Adults $30.00
1:1 Adult Aides are always free.
To book a field trip please fill out our Field Trip Request Form
During this 1-hour tour, trained education staff will share the history of Taliesin West with students. Students will learn how Frank Lloyd Wright took inspiration from nature and designed the most unique and beautiful structures of the 20th century.
Educators may choose a 45-minute learning lab, where students will participate in a hands-on activity.
Building Bridges: Grades 2-6
This STEAM-focused lab employs the engineering design cycle as students design model bridges using K’nex pieces. Through building structural bridges, students will learn about load, span, designing for a purpose, and working with collaborative dynamics like engineers and architects.
The History and Art of Blue Prints: Grades 3-12
During this lab, students will learn about the 170-year history of blueprints. Students will investigate the cyanotype process and figure out why architects used this technique to reproduce building plans. Students will create their own floor plan and a blueprint to take home.
Architecture Math Mayhem: Grades 3-7
During this math focused lab, students will learn the mathematical formulas of perimeter and area. They will then focus on precision, and work together to measure the perimeter of an entire building! Students will then play a game to practice what they have learned, using fun word problems from Frank Lloyd Wright’s life.
FIELD TRIP FAQ
How do I book a field trip?
- Please start the field trip booking process by filling out our online Field Trip Request Form
- A staff member will then respond in 2 business days to confirm details.
What is included in a Taliesin West field trip?
- Every field trip to Taliesin West includes a 1 hour guided tour of our “historic core.” During this tour, trained education staff will share the history of Taliesin West with students. Students will learn how Frank Lloyd Wright took inspiration from nature and designed the most unique and beautiful structures of the 20th century.
- Teachers may then select one of our learning labs, from the list above. A learning lab is included in the cost of every field trip, free of charge.
What grade levels are Taliesin West field trips for?
- The guided tour is appropriate for ages K-12. However, our learning labs are recommended for very specific grade levels, based on the activities and content involved. Please select a learning lab based on the grade level of your students. Questions? Email email@example.com.
How much does a field trip cost?
- Field trips are $10 per student. 1 adult for every 10 students is admitted free of charge (that adult may be teachers, chaperones, etc.). Any additional adults pay $30 per adult.
- 1:1 student aides are admitted free of charge.
What should students wear?
- Our field trip experiences are both indoors and outdoors. Students are required to wear shoes and shirts. Students are recommended to dress for the weather.
Will the Frank Lloyd Wright Store be open?
- If your students would like to visit the store, please let our staff know at the time of booking. We will then build that time into your schedule.
How many students can you accommodate at a time?
- At this time, we can accommodate groups of no more than 50 students per day.
- A minimum of 10 students are required to book a field trip.
What time can we arrive?
Groups of 30 or more must arrive before 10:00 a.m. for scheduling purposes. We prefer field trips arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
Can’t take your students to Taliesin West? Let our education team bring Taliesin West to you!
Each virtual field trip is approximately 1 hour in length and can be adapted based on the needs of the class. Virtual field trips can focus on Frank Lloyd Wright’s life, architectural history, nature, and more!
Virtual field trips are delivered via ZOOM and require participants to have functioning webcams and microphones.
Offered September 1, 2023 – May 13, 2024
Class (maximum 25 students) $150.00Virtual field trips are $150 per session.
Through the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s Community Access Program, Title One schools can attend a field trip for free. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about financial support and an application.
To inquire about a virtual field trip, email email@example.com
Field Trips at Taliesin West are supported in part by a grant from: