At Your School - Group Reservation Form

We are not taking reservations for school/youth group visits to the Museum or to your school/location before January 1, 2021. If you would like to request a reservation for a date after January 1, please fill out the appropriate form below. We will not be able to confirm reservations until January 2 at the earliest.

However, we do have live virtual opportunities for schools and youth groups! Learn more about Discovering the Desert Online and Desert MuZooms!

The Desert Museum can come to your classroom! Our Education Specialists bring live animals, interactive teaching activities and superb natural history expertise. These standards-aligned classes can help reinforce your teaching, or introduce a topic. These programs will leave memories that last a lifetime! We know, because our 60-year old members tell us it's so! Desert Discovery Program Descriptions.

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 bmacfarlane@desertmuseum.org

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School/Group Name*:
School District (for schools only):
School/Group Office Phone*: - -
School/Group E-mail:
School/Group Address*:
City*:
State*:
Zip Code*:
Teacher/Contact Name*:
Teacher/Contact Phone*: - -
Teacher/Contact Email*:
Grade(s)*:
#Students/Children (2yrs and under)*:
#Students/Children (3yrs old and over)*:
#Chaperones/Adults*:
What topics and concepts would you like us to emphasize during this outreach program?
What will you be studying in the classroom around the time of this program?
Outreach Programming is limited to Pima, Santa Cruz, Pinal, Cochise and Graham Counties. Overnight accommodation charges may be required, depending on travel time and the duration of programming. For programming within these counties a travel fee will be added to your reservation if you are 50 miles or more from the museum.
Reservation requests need to be submitted at least 30 days in advance.
Programs are offered Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday. (start times are between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) with up to 4 presentations of the same lab per day - 30 student maximum per presentation Please check days of the week when completing the date selection.
Preferred Dates (mm/dd/yy)
To expedite your reservation, please submit backup dates:
1st Choice*: 2nd Choice:
3rd Choice:
Start Time* (Please select additional times for multiple presentations):
1) 2) 3) 4)
To accommodate Middle and High Schools we will be able to adjust the start times by a couple of minutes as needed.

Desert Discovery Programs

Program Fee: $300 total for the first two presentations of the same program: $120 each additional presentation. Two Presentation Min. - Four Presentation Max. Program and fee min/max are applied to the same program conducted on the same day.
PreK & K: A Walk in the Desert
Grade 1: Saguaro Tales
Grade 2: Amazing Arthropods
Grades 3 & 4: Adaptation Station
Grades 3 & 4: Sonoran Supermarket (No live animals - see program description)
Grade 5: Hunters and Hunted
Grades 5-12: Diversity of Life
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