Guide Dogs for the Blind Field Trip

Please join us for an informative field trip!

Come tour the Guide Dogs for the Blind Campus

April 30th 10 am Tour

After the tour: Bring a bagged lunch to eat at a nearby park after.

(The Marin Civic Center is just around the corner, and sometimes that works well for lunch. There are some benches and a lot of grassy area for running around. I think there’s a small play area as well.)

Important Rules for Guide Dogs for the Blind Tours:

This tour is for children ages 2nd grade and up, sorry, but there will be no exceptions for younger siblings.

Tours run approximately 1.25 hours, and will be given rain or shine. These are continuous walking tours.

Please let families know that due to such restricted space, we are not able to accomdoate siblings or other children who are not part of your reserved group on the tour. Families are welcome to come for a drop in tour at one of the designated times.

Since we are a working campus, we cannot guarantee what exactly will be available to your tour on the day of your arrival. We appreciate your flexibility and we hope you find your tour to be educational and enriching. We encourage educators to prepare students for a day of balanced information between blindness and accessibility and dog training.

Unless otherwise stated, all tours meet in the Volunteer Center. This is the first building on your left as you come in the main entrance. Parking can be challenging. Please allow a little extra time. Children may be dropped off at the Volunteer Center with a supervising adult, but please do not leave children unattended.

Adults are responsible for the behavior of students for the duration of the tour. We are first and foremost a working school for the blind, and we request that your group remember that while we enjoy a park-like setting, we are not a playground. Running, loud voices, disrespectful behavior, or other inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to modify or cancel a tour if children are not under control at all times.

We request that you do not eat snacks or lunch on our campus. There are a number of parks in the area that are appropriate for lunch after your tour.

Cameras are welcome, but out of respect for the privacy of our blind students, please do not take pictures of students working dogs.

Interaction with our adult canine population is at the discretion of the Training and Kennel staff on duty at the time of your tour.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Please visit their web site at prior to our visit to access about blindness, etiquette, and links to videos and other related media content.

RSVP by April 28th to Kari Clauson with number of kids and adults.