At Your School - Group Reservation Form

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
This form is for free Desert Discovery Outreach Programs 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.

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are required fields.

School/Group Name*:
School District (for schools only):
What percentage of your school's students
are eligible for free or reduced lunch?*
% (Not sure? Check this website:
School/Group Office Phone*: - -
School/Group E-mail:
School/Group Address*:
Zip Code*:
Teacher/Contact Name*:
Teacher/Contact Phone*: - -
Teacher/Contact Email*:
#Students/Children (2yrs and under)*:
#Students/Children (3yrs old and over)*:
How will you use this outreach program to complement your classroom teaching?
Outreach Programming is limited to Pima and Santa Cruz 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, Tue, Thurs & Fri. (start times are between 9:30 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

Two Presentation Min. - Four Presentation Max. Program min/max are applied to the same program conducted on the same day.
PreK & K: A Walk in the Desert
Grade 1: Plantastic
Grade 2: Arthro-Party
Grades 3 & 4: Adaptation Station
Grades 3 & 4: Sonoran Supermarket (No live animals - see program description)
Grade 5: Hunters and Hunted
Grades 6-12: Diversity of Life
Grades 6-12: Homes and Biomes
Grades 6-12: Saving the Naturehood

Special Event Visit

Does your school/youth group have a Science Fair or festival coming up? If our standard classroom format programs don't meet your needs we can come to your location for a Special Event Visit. Our Desert Museum educators will interact with your group in a festival setting. We will be at a table and provide hands-on exploration of artifacts interspersed with live animal interpretations. (It will depend on suitability of environment for live animals). Recommended for Science Fairs and festivals.
Price: $200 for the first hour. $80 each additional hour (up to 4 hours). Prices are not pro-rated for partial hours. Availability on weekends and evening is very limited. Please reserve early.
I would like to arrange a Special Event Visit
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