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Self-Guided Visit with Animal Experience
Reservation Form

Note - Free onsite programs are no longer available for the 2018-2019 school year. Please check back in September 2019 for availability.

If religious or cultural restrictions prohibit the use of certain animals or related items in your program, please list those in the Questions/Comments section.

Desert Survivors (Grades 1-12)
Want a more focused experience for your students but are short on time? The Theater program is a great choice. In this multi-media program — featuring live animals — your students will actively discover the adaptations that living things use to survive and thrive in our desert climate. The program will last 30-40 minutes and allow you to make better use of your time exploring on-grounds. Program time: 11:00 a.m.
"I Spy Adaptations" Field Guide (and Answer Key) (PDFs)
A Walk in the Desert
We also offer our ever popular Pre-K & Kinder classroom program, which is 25-40 minutes in length. Maximum number of students per program is 30. Limit 4 programs/day.
Buy-up option: Stingray Touch - $3.00 Per Person
The Gulf of California is an essential part of the Sonoran Desert. Discover our connections to the ocean with this captivating immersion experience (arms only Smile!). After a short introduction, your students will be able to experience the thrill of watching and being touched by a stingray!
Please read this important General Information (opens in new window) before filling out the reservation form.
The reservation is confirmed when your confirmation letter with reservation number has been emailed to you. Please allow 30 business days for response. For questions please call or email: 520-883-3025 or
This form is for Free Field Trips with a Theater Program (For Preschool/Kindergarten, the Classroom Program 'A Walk in the Desert' replaces the Theater Program) available to schools with greater than 50% of students eligible for free or reduced lunch. If your school does not meet this criteria, please use the regular form instead.

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are eligible for free or reduced lunch?*
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Teacher/Contact Name*:
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#Students/Children (2yrs and under)*:
#Students/Children (3yrs old and over)*:
(At least 1 adult/5 students in grades K-8; 1 chaperone/10 students in grades 9-12)
Preferred Dates (mm/dd/yy)
To expedite your reservation, please submit backup dates:
(Note - availability for FRIDAYS is extremely limited)
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Are you planning on eating in the Museum's picnic ramada?*
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How will your group get to the Desert Museum?*
Bus(es)   Van(s)   Car(s)
first edition tracking booklet cover Reserve our popular tracking guides for your group! $1 each.
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What learning goals have you set for the students on this field trip?
The most successful field trips are connected to students' classroom learning. What will your students do while they tour the museum grounds that will help reinforce academic connections?
Most chaperones need support in helping students accomplish your learning goals. What tools or training will you provide for chaperones for the field trip?

View chaperone guidelines here

Choose your Experience

Live Animal Interactive Theater Programs are offered Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri. Stingray Touch is offered 7 days a week.
Check the Stingray Touch box to add this buy-up option to your visit.
Option 1:
Stingray Touch - $3.00 Per Person
Option 2:
Desert Survivors: What's in Your Toolkit? (Grades 1-12) - Included
Option 3:

A Walk in the Desert Classroom Program (Only available for Preschool/Kindergarten) Maximum number of students per program is 30. Limit 4 programs/day

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