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Group Dining Options

The Desert Museum offers special dining options exclusively for groups that maximize your time on grounds and simplify logistics for trip leaders and organizers. Please contact the Group Sales Specialist to make detailed arrangements for your visit. There is no picnicking or outside food allowed on grounds, but groups may make use of the first-come, first-served picnic ramada just outside the Museum’s main entrance.

Option 1: Box Lunches

Box lunches are a budget-friendly “grab and go” option and are offered in a resealable bag. Each lunch includes a choice of sandwich or salad, chips, and a cookie (minimum order 25). Orders must be placed a minimum of three days in advance of your visit and will be ready for pick-up at the Ironwood Terraces restaurant. Private dining space is not available with this option, but groups may use the first-come, first-served dining area or the attached patios.

Sandwich & Salad Selections

Egg Salad Sandwich $16.00
Chicken & Swiss Sandwich $16.00
Honey-cured Ham & Provolone Sandwich $16.00
Roasted Turkey & Provolone Sandwich $16.00
Grilled Vegetable & Pepper Jack Cheese Sandwich $16.00
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Ham, Pepperoni, Salami, Provolone, Peppers, Lettuce & Tomato (with Vinaigrette)
Sonoran Chopped Salad
Mixed Greens, Pico de Gallo, Cucumber, White Corn & Black Beans, Catija Cheese, Tortilla Strips & Grilled Chicken Breast with Chipotle Ranch

All items subject to 21% service charge and 1% sales tax.

Option 2: Prepaid Meal Vouchers

For greater flexibility, consider purchasing prepaid meal vouchers for your group. Vouchers are redeemable at Ironwood Terraces restaurant, which offers casual, food-court style dining. A minimum of $15 per person required, $20 per person suggested to include an entrée, side item, and beverage. Vouchers are distributed on arrival, restrictions apply. Private dining space is not available with this option.

Option 3: Catered Meal

For a private dining experience, consider a catered meal in one of our beautiful event spaces. Catered meals must be arranged a minimum of 60 days in advance of your visit, with final guarantee due fourteen days before arrival. Guest count and catering minimums may apply. Sample menus are available on request. Catered meals require a facility rental contract in lieu of group admission.

Our varied menu offerings
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“I appreciate all the good service, we received from you in making the [group] reservations in advance. [The Desert Museum] will be one of the highlights of their trip to Tucson.”
-Barbara B., Friendship Force