We’re open! For your safety we’ve made modifications to our operations. Please be sure to review the FAQs before your visit.
All guests, including members, must reserve tickets in advance

College, School and Youth Group In-Person Experiences:
At the Desert Museum or at your location

We are accepting small school/youth groups of up to 50 attendees. To complete the inquiry form, please select 'Self Guided Visit Only'. We are also accepting small groups of up to 70 attendees for colleges - select 'College Groups'.

In addition, we also have live virtual opportunities for schools and youth groups! Learn more about Discovering the Desert Online and Desert MuZooms!

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 (on-grounds animal tracking stamps are temporarily unavailable), Stingray Touch Experience (feeding is temporarily unavailable but viewing is free), or Live-Animal Theater Program (temporarily unavailable) to enhance the Fun and Education!

Currently unavailable 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
College students on grounds

College Groups

Teachers and students on grounds

Teacher Resources

Stingray Touch Experience

Animal Experiences

Self-Guided Visit, plus Animal Experiences (currently unavailable)
Desert Ark

Outreach Programs

At your School/Location (currently unavailable)
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