Outreach Programs at your School

Educator Robin with Lute the Owl

For All Outreach Programs:

Bring a Desert Discovery Program to your school! Most Desert Discovery programs use live animals, museum artifacts, and interactive demonstrations that focus student’s attention on natural history topics about the Sonoran Desert. Programs are 45-50 minutes in length and are linked to the Arizona Academic Standards in Science.

Offered: Tuesday through Friday.
Length: 45-50 minutes
Students: up to 3 presentations of the same program per day - 30 student maximum per program

Programs Available

Program Objectives and Academic Standards

PreK & Kindergarten


Middle & High School

All Ages

Register: Reservations are required with a 30-day minimum advance notice. Your reservation is confirmed when reservation letter has been faxed and/or emailed to you. Reservation Information

Full Payment is due at least two weeks in advance by purchase order or check. Purchase orders must be emailed to education@desertmuseum.org. Checks need to be mailed. Additional fees for more than 50 miles outside Tucson area.

Mailing address: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743, ATTN: Education Department. Fax: 520.578.8020

Need something else? Email education@desertmuseum.org.


Desert Discovery Programs

STEM/Science Fair Booth

With Live AnimalsWithout Live Animals
Title 1 Schools$300$150
Other schools & groups$350$200

Additional after hours and weekend fee:

$150 After 4 p.m.
$150 Saturdays & Sundays

Travel Fees for one-way distances 50 miles and over (not to exceed 150 miles):

$100 50-100 miles
$200 101-150 miles
Free for Tribal Nations
Reservation Information & Form
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