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

Self-guided Visits for School & Youth Groups

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!

Reservations are required with a 30-day minimum advance notice

Student/Chaperones:
3 years & over: $6.00, under 3: FREE

College groups should refer to our college group rates and reservation form

Introduce your students to fascinating wildlife and natural history of the Sonoran Desert by exploring the Desert Museum on your own. Your science curriculum comes to life as students tour the grounds getting close-up views of desert animals, plants and geologic features. Download our Explorer's Guides to focus your students' learning experience while on their visit.

Be sure to read the Reservation Information before registering for your Self-guided Visit.

A special menu is available for elementary school groups at our Ironwood Terraces Restaurant.

Get a Grant to Cover your Desert Museum Fieldtrip!

Wells Fargo Teacher's Partner Program grants provide up to $500 toward your educational field trips and materials. It's easy to apply. Call 1-800-711-9590 with your fax number ready and they'll fax you an application or visit their webpage (Wells Fargo) for an online application. It is recommended that applications be sent at least 3 months prior to your visit.

Reservation Information & Form
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