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 Visit Reservation Form

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!

A Desert Museum field trip is a great way to bone up on biology or rock out with geology as science comes alive for your students. Desert Museum visits help reinforce your teaching of Adaptations, Structure and Function, Ecology, Ecosystems, Conservation Issues, Earth History and Rocks and Minerals.

With the form below, you can reserve a self-guided visit. If you’d like to add an animal experience to your visit, fill out the Self-Guided Visit with Animal Experience form instead.

Please read this important General Information (opens in new window) before filling out the reservation form.
The reservation is confirmed when your confirmation letter with reservation number has been emailed to you. Please allow 15 business days for response. For questions please call or email: 520-883-3025 or bmacfarlane@desertmuseum.org

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are required fields.

School/Group Name*:
School District (for schools only):
School/Group Office Phone*: - -
School/Group E-mail:
School/Group Address*:
Zip Code*:
Teacher/Contact Name*:
Teacher/Contact Phone*: - -
Teacher/Contact Email*:
#Students/Children (2yrs and under)*:
#Students/Children (3yrs old and over)*:
Student/Chaperones: 3 years & over: $6.00, under 3: FREE
(At least 1 adult/5 students in grades K-8; 1 chaperone/10 students in grades 9-12)
The school/youth group rate will not be honored for reservations submitted less than 15 days in advance of your earliest requested date.
Preferred Dates (mm/dd/yy)
To expedite your reservation, please submit backup dates:
(Note - availability for FRIDAYS is extremely limited)
1st Choice*: 2nd Choice: 3rd Choice:
Expected Arrival Time*:
Expected Departure Time:
Are you planning on eating in the Museum's picnic ramada?*
Yes No
How will your group get to the Desert Museum?*
Bus(es)   Van(s)   Car(s)
first edition tracking booklet cover Reserve our popular tracking guides for your group! $1 each.
Please enter the estimated number here:
What learning goals have you set for the students on this field trip?
What will you be studying in the classroom around the time of this field trip? List any units, modules or topics to which you will connect the field trip.
What will your students do while they tour the museum grounds to reinforce connections to classroom learning?
Most chaperones need support in helping students accomplish your learning goals. What tools or training will you provide for chaperones for the field trip?

View chaperone guidelines here
Download the "I Spy Adaptations" Field Guide (and Answer Key) (PDFs)
and use it during your exploration of the Museum's exhibits.
Reduced Fee Request
I would like to request reduced admission fees of $3/person
% students who qualify for free- or reduced-priced lunch
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