Community and College Outreach

Community Outreach program in progress

Desert Museum Programs feature live Sonoran Desert animals and may include interactive lectures, slide shows or activities. We enjoy working with all ages and types of groups. Our skilled Education Specialists can tailor our programs to the needs of your audience.

Live animals may include reptiles, birds, mammals and arthropods, although the particular animals we bring vary by program.

Reservation requests require 30-day minimum advance notice. Availability hours are 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

Browse the sections below to find the program that is right for your group:

Live animals help to illustrate a variety of natural history concepts and topics. Some programs involve hands-on activities with artifacts and/or the opportunity to touch animals. 40-50 minute program.
Learn more about Live animal presentations:

Meet our animals up close at an event, reception, or festival. Hands-on exploration of artifacts is interspersed with live animal interpretations. (Depends on suitability of environment for live animals). 2 hour program.
Learn more about Event-booth demonstration with live animals:

The Desert Museum can provide expert speakers on a wide variety of natural history topics. 40-50 minute program.
Learn more about Requesting a Speaker

For customized opportunities for up-close and personal interaction with Sonoran Desert animals, call or email the Conservation Education and Science Department at, 520-883-3025. Custom program costs start at $1000. Travel fees may apply.

Other Outreach Information

Retrieved from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum web site on 05-28-2023