Educational School Groups

Offering An Educational Experience
School groups include grades Kindergarten through Grade 12, as well as community colleges and college/universities. If you would like to bring a school group of 20 students or more to Alcatraz Island, you must request permission in advance.

Excite your students about the mysteries of Alcatraz with two dynamic education programs offered by the National Park Service. Students can discover the many layers of history on the Island. Alcatraz served as a military post from 1854 to 1933; a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963; the site of American Indian Occupation for self-determination from 1969 to 1971; nesting site for thousands of birds annually; and the subject of many Hollywood movies.

For more information regarding NPS facilitated educational programs, please visit NPS for teachers.

Special Note: One adult leader (aged 21 years or older) is required for every nine students.

As dates fill up in advance, please allow as much time as possible for processing your request. Payment is due 30 days prior to departure date or reservations will be cancelled.

To request permission for your School Group please complete the application request form and allow 30 days for review. Once we have received this request, an application form will be sent to you for completion.

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