We're open! We value the health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals. Because of this, we have made modifications to the Desert Museum experience following public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the FAQs before your visit.
(All guests, including members, must reserve tickets in advance)

School and Youth Programs

Packrat Sister

Learn about the Sonoran Desert

Discover the Desert Online

Discover the joy of the desert and the joy of learning alongside our expert Desert Museum educators and scientists. Read more...

Play Like a Packrat Temporarily Unavailable

Enjoy a 30 minute activity led by our Education staff followed by 30 minutes of exclusive playtime before we open the Playhouse to the public! Developmentally appropriate activities focused on science, art, languages, and movement. Read more...

Field Trips, Programs, Outreach, Teacher Resources Temporarily Unavailable

(see Discover the Desert Online)

Self-guided visits to the Museum are scheduled year-round. Classes, labs, and outreach programs feature live animals and Museum artifacts, are offered in English or Spanish, and are correlated with the Arizona Academic Standards in Science. Read more...

Camps

Open your eyes to the wonders of the Sonoran Desert Region with our hands-on, minds-on camps. We offer day camps for those entering 1st-7th grades, and overnighters for those entering 8th-9th grades. Read more...

Coati Kids' Club

The Desert Museum Club Just for Kids Ages 6 - 12. If you or a kid you know is wild about the desert, a Coati Kids Club membership is for you. Read more...

Junior Docents

Junior Docents receive detailed training on the plants, animals, geology and ecology of the Sonoran Desert Region and how to interpret (teach) it to others. Read more...

Scouts

(see Discover the Desert Online Group Programs)

The Desert Museum is a great place to discover the natural world and meet scouts' learning requirements. We offer group admission rates to scout troops. You can also sign up for a Desert Discovery program or download our on grounds Scouts' Activity Guides to help make the most of your visit! Read more...

Online Fun & Learning

Learn about the Sonoran Desert online with these fun web-based activities. Read more...

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