Summer Camps at the Desert Museum

Desert Tortoise

To the Desert and Beyond! Our hands-on, minds-on day camps will open your eyes to the wonders of the Sonoran Desert Land and Sea. Campers will explore every nook and cranny of the Museum as they use science to make their own desert discoveries, observe live animals up close, create art with the Museum's Art Institute, make food and tools from desert plants, hike in the desert and go behind the scenes with animal keepers.


Museum Explorers

Entering 1st-6th Grades
Saguaro fruit harvesting

Earth Camp

Entering 8th-9th Grades
Green beetle

Colors of Nature

Entering 5th-7th Grades
Group of teenagers in a rocky desert landscape, holding their hands up so as to appear to be supporting a large rock above (and behind) them

Junior Docents

For High School Students