Field Trip Program Resources
Stone Mountain Park has created activity packets that include the Georgia Standards of Excellence and activities to conduct with your students before and after your visit. Click here to view and download the packets.
- Historic Square: Colonial Georgia
- Historic Square: Antebellum Life
- Historic Square: Civil War In Georgia
- Ride the Ducks: Build Me a Truck That Can Swim
- Skyride: Soaring to New Heights
- Stone Mountain Railroad: The Rock Line
Helpful Hints – Day of Your Visit
We strive to make Stone Mountain Park fully accessible for all of our guests. If you have specific questions about accessibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Bus Parking
Buses/motor coaches traveling with a group with pre-paid tickets must present a final booking confirmation showing payment has been made to have the parking permit fee waived. If the final booking confirmation is not presented, $20 fee will be charged. Public/private schools or government buses with a permanent logo or name printed on the vehicle will have parking permit fee waived. Personal or private vehicles traveling with a school or tour group are required to purchase a parking permit ($20.00 per vehicle) or have an annual parking pass. This includes chaperone vehicles.
School groups receive 1 complimentary chaperone per 10 paid students. Ride the Duck Field Trips will receive 1 complimentary chaperone per 7 paid students. Additional chaperones will be charged the appropriate rate. To receive group rates, minimums do apply and vary by program.
Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the discipline and safety of their students throughout the program. Review the following rules with your students & chaperones:
- Stay with the chaperone at all times.
- Follow any directions given by teachers, group leaders, chaperones, and Stone Mountain Park staff.
- Walk, rather than run, to avoid getting hurt
- Pick up your trash and recycle.
- Find a Stone Mountain Park staff member if you can’t find your chaperone.
- Count your group each time you leave an attraction and reach a new one to ensure everyone is present. Check with your group leader to make sure you know where and when to meet for lunch and for departure.
Please plan to arrive at your field trip location at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the educational program.
- Education Programs
- If you have scheduled an educational program, please have your students and chaperones meet at the program location that is in your booking details. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of your program.
- First Aid
In the case of an emergency, please notify a Park employee near you or call 770-413-5333 for Police, Fire & Medical emergencies. Police call boxes are located throughout the park as well.
- Inclement Weather
Stone Mountain Park is a rain or shine venue! Your field trip will take place as scheduled. Some elements of our programs may take place outdoors. Please ensure that children have proper attire for the weather. Refunds will not be issued for inclement weather.
- Lost & Found
If you have lost/found an item please notify a Stone Mountain Park employee to fill out the proper report. All Lost & Found items are turned in each night to the Operations Department. They can be reached at 770-498-5696.
Groups or chaperones traveling in personal vehicles are required to purchase a $20 daily parking permit per vehicle
- Program Start Times
Programs begin promptly at the scheduled program times. We cannot delay program start times, as this will affect the remaining program schedule and other groups. Late arrivals may require your program to be abbreviated. We urge your group to arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled field trip time.
There are restrooms located at each field trip site. Student groups need to take advantage of restroom facilities before the tour begins and are asked to arrive at least 20 minutes before their scheduled tour time.
- Running Late
If you are running late, please contact the Group Sales office at 770-498-5636, as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate groups. Late arrivals may require your program to be abbreviated.
If you are more than 15 minutes late, your program may be cancelled. All programs being rescheduled are subject to availability. Refunds will not be issued for children/adults that cannot attend.
Field Trip Checklist
Before making a reservation…
- Determine the program and desired dates for your trip.
- Determine a budget for the field trip.
- Collect group details and attendance numbers for your group.
Two weeks after making a reservation, did you…
- Receive a confirmation from the Group Sales office? Please ensure that all information is correct (arrival date, attendance etc) and contact the Group Sales Department if you need to make any changes.
- Submit your school’s GA ST-5, if applicable
- Submit a request for payment or purchase order with your school?
- Arrange for transportation? Be sure to follow your school’s procedures for obtaining the administration’s approval, coordinating bus and food services and completing paperwork for permission slips. Before even mentioning the trip to your students, ensure all approvals have been signed off on.
One month before your visit, did you…
- Prep your students for the trip by reviewing the Stone Mountain Park field trip activity packets and completing the pre-trip activities.
- Update your attendance with the Group Sales Department.
Day of your trip, please prepare…
- Your final attendance count, with adults and students, totaled separately
- Each chaperone with a schedule of the events for your group, such as lunch and show times. Use the chaperone tips found in the Helpful Hints section.
- To have a great day!
After your visit, don’t forget to…
- Provide feedback about your trip by completing the survey emailed to you or emailing email@example.com
- Reserve your preferred field trip date for next school year.
What Educators Are Saying About Stone Mountain Park Field Trips
"Our students attended the Colonial Georgia program and we loved it! The historians were very interesting. We learned a lot of new information, and I think the students enjoyed being able to hear it in the setting in which things would originally have taken place.”
Gina Ingram – 2nd & 3rd grade gifted teacher
Oakwood Elementary School
"We really enjoyed the Antebellum Life program. The students were very interested and engaged in the information and I was very satisfied with the educational content. The students liked the Petting Zoo and the Garden, but each place received great reviews from all of my students."
Liz Holton - 4th grade teacher
Vidalia Heritage Academy
"We really enjoyed the Civil War program! The highlight was learning the way the civilians lived during that time period. The students relished in the fact that they were able to answer questions posed by the guides and shared their excitement about learning new information. Even the bus drivers enjoyed what they learned about the Civil War and Atlanta’s connection to it. The program was easy to book and your team was quite accommodating. Much thanks!”
Terrilyn Jones – 5th grade teacher
Kemp Elementary School
“We were completely satisfied with the educational content of this program and would definitely recommend it to another teacher. The students learned so much from "Rosie". I have to say that this is the best Math and Science field trip we have ever had. Captain Joanne was AWESOME! The program was Jam up!"
Lori Adams 6-8 Grade Math/Science Teacher
Wheeler County Middle School
"The presenter was WONDERFUL! He did a great job of keeping the students engaged. He was interesting and gave some wonderful information. The educational content of the program incorporated several aspects of science, math and history. I loved it!"
Aimee Darwazeh - 6th Grade Earth Science Teacher
Trickum Middle School
“I was extremely satisfied with the educational content of the program especially with the information on the types of dress and dance the Native Americans did. Very good connections to 4th and 5th grade standards! There was a lot to do, wish we had two days with you!”
Lisa Mills – 5th grade teacher
Rosebud Elementary School