Outdoor Discovery Program

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Arizona’s Sonoran desert when you join Chandler Recreation on day trips and overnight adventures. Our choose-your-own-adventure recreational activities give you the opportunity to explore while learning new things and making new memories.



Spark fun and get your creative juices flowing as you enjoy a day of discovery. Students will embark on educational adventures that are focused on exploring nature or hands-on sciences. These one-day adventures are planned on teacher in-service workdays to provide a full day of adventure for your youth. Pack a lunch and get ready to explore the natural world around us. Transportation is included.


Monday, July 20

Butterfly Wonderland


Monday, Oct. 12

UNDA Aerospace Flight Training Center


Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

Southwest Conservation Center


Friday, May 28, 2021

Odysea Aquarium

Explorer or thrill-seeker, experience adventure that will invigorate your spirit. Hike, kayak, and tour with Chandler Recreation. Excursions and trips provide a great way to see Arizona and meet new people. Set out in search of adventure on one trip or all of them.


Tuesday, Aug. 4

San Francisco Peaks


Wednesday, Aug. 5

Heard Museum


Wednesday, Aug. 19

Arizona Museum of Natural History


Friday, Aug. 21

Kitt Peak Observatory at Night


Wednesday, Aug. 26

Chase Field Tour