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

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

We are not taking reservations for school/youth group visits to the Museum or to your school/location before January 1, 2021. If you would like to request a reservation for a date after January 1, please fill out the appropriate form below. We will not be able to confirm reservations until January 2 at the earliest.

However, we do 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, 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
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