Community Outreach - Live Animal Presentations

Live animals help to illustrate a variety of natural history concepts and topics. Some programs involve hands-on activities with artifacts and/or the opportunity to touch animals.

All programs feature live desert animals.

Offered: Tuesday through Friday.

Start times are between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Length: 45-50 minutes

Desert Reptiles
From lizards to tortoises and snakes, meet the awesome reptiles of the Sonoran Desert. Compare their diverse strategies for movement, defense, and feeding. Discover their unique adaptations to desert life.
Winged Wonders
Which desert animals have the power of flight? Certainly not humans! Birds, bats, and bees can fly — but how? Let’s take a look at our winged wonders, how they manage to get airborne, and discover how they use the power of flight for their unique roles in our desert ecosystem. Let’s discover together!
Drawing Desert Life
Get your drawing tools and paper ready! In this interactive class we’ll learn to observe the natural world around us and draw desert life. Sharpen your observation skills and have fun as you meet and draw the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert!
Meet the Neighbors
As Sonoran Desert dwellers, we have the privilege of sharing the desert with many plants and animals. Some may seem unfamiliar or even a little scary. We’ll explore the lifestyles and beneficial roles of our animal residents and learn how to be good neighbors with wildlife.


Please provide a 6 foot table for animal handler.


$550For 40-50 minute presentation

After hours and Weekend Fee:

$150 After 4 p.m. Mon-Fri and any time Sat-Sun

Travel Fees for roundtrip distances 50 miles and over:

50-100 miles $260
100-150 miles $360

Outreach Programming is limited to Pima, Santa Cruz, Pinal, Cochise and Graham Counties. Overnight accommodation charges may be required, depending on travel time and the duration of programming.

Reservations require a 30-day minimum advance notice.

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Retrieved from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum web site on 02-21-2024