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.

For Pima County Libraries only - Summer Reading Program

School and Youth Group Museum Visits and Outreach

The Desert Museum is a marvelous natural classroom for teaching ecology, natural history, geology, zoology, botany, mathematics, art, and many other disciplines.

Kids getting off school bus at the museum

Field trips to the Museum are scheduled year-round! Add an Animal Tracking Stamp Book, Stingray Touch Experience, or Live-Animal Theater Program to enhance the Fun and Education!

Outreach programs will be available for booking starting in September. All programs feature live animals and Museum artifacts, are offered in English and Spanish, and are correlated with the Arizona Science Standards.

School Group

General Information

Please read prior to completing one of the reservation forms below
School Bus

Self-Guided Visit Only

At the Museum
Stingray Touch Experience

Animal Experiences

Self-Guided Visit, plus Animal Experiences
Desert Ark

Outreach Programs

At your School/Location
Teachers and students on grounds

Teacher Resources

College Group Reservation Form
Pima County Library Summer Reading Program
For Pima County Libraries only - Summer Reading Program
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