Discover the Desert Online — with Live Animals!
Virtual Programs for Youth and School Groups

Instructor Amy

Discover the joy of the desert and the joy of learning alongside our expert Desert Museum educators, scientists, and of course live animals. Programs are offered Tuesdays-Fridays. Choose your date, time, grade level (PreK-12th) and favorite topic. Each program includes animals, bio-artifacts, extra online resources and downloads, and exclusive time for your group to have questions answered from an expert. Perfect for teachers, groups, and homeschoolers! Programs vary in length from 30 to ~45 minutes.

Your group can be gathered in one place or dispersed in their separate homes for these programs. Each will just need a tablet, smart phone or computer with audio to view the program. We can accommodate small groups (up to 30 people) as a Zoom Meeting or large groups (26-500 people) as a Zoom Webinar.

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Choose your cost by type of organization:

Schools meeting the Title 1 discount criteria; all requests will be verified on the U.S. Department of Education website — $95
Other schools, youth groups, home schools, and libraries — $120
Community organizations and businesses — $150

Choose your topic:

Discover the Desert View Details
Amazing Arthropods View Details
Desert Reptiles View Details
Flying Friends View Details
Drawing Desert Life View Details
Animal Yoga View Details
Musical Story Time View Details
Virtual Field Trip View Details
Animal Ambassador Meet & Greet View Details

Select preferred dates and time slots (all times are in MST):

Reservation requests require 30-day minimum advance notice.

1st Choice date:
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3rd Choice date:
1st Choice time:
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Grade Level(s):
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Number of Students:
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Phone Number
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Payment Options: Full Payment is due at least two weeks prior to your program date. Payment options are check, credit card, or purchase order. Purchase orders must be emailed to Checks must to be mailed to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743, ATTN: Education Department. To make a credit card payment, call 520-883-3025.

Payment Method:

Pay by credit card (You will be contacted within two weeks from your program date to collect payment.)
Pay by PO/Check (submit two weeks from your program date)

Please contact our Reservations Coordinator to reschedule or cancel your program. The date of the email will determine any applicable fees. The following applies for all programs, including those paid with a Gift Certificate.

15+ days from your program: One-time free reschedule
0-14 days from your program: a $25 administrative fee
11+ days from your program: Full refund less a $25 administrative fee
0-10 days from your program: No refund

Please allow up to 5 business days for a response. You will receive an email of an approved date and time. The reservation is confirmed when you receive your confirmation letter and a method of payment has been approved. For questions please call or email: 520-883-3025 or

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“Amy Orchard is awesome. She is one of the reasons my daughter Alana is a scientist. Thanks for all of your great work!”
-Gabrielle Fimbres, Tucson, AZ