Group Activities

Make the most of your group visit with one of these engaging activities! For questions and scheduling, please contact the Groups Sales Specialist at [email protected] or (520) 883-3018.

Highlights Tour
Additional $5 per person

A Highlights Tour is a great way to start your visit to the Desert Museum! Our friendly and knowledgeable docents lead groups through some of the most popular animal exhibit areas while dispelling desert myths, sharing behind-the-scenes stories, and offering unique hands-on opportunities. Tours last approximately 1 hour, and require at least 3 weeks' advance notice for scheduling.

Specialty Tours
Additional $15-35 per person

Specialty tours include seasonal tours, subject area tours (ex. bird walks or garden tours), foreign language tours, and behind-the-scenes tours. There are many possibilities depending on your group’s interests. Tours last approximately 1 hour, and require at least 3 weeks' advance notice for scheduling.

Sonoran Desert Dwellers
Additional $5 per person

Get up-close and personal with some of the Sonoran desert's most fascinating inhabitants! Learn about the special behaviors and adaptations required for desert life during this live animal program for groups of 20-50 people. Visitors may include a porcupine, chuckwalla lizard, or Harris's hawk. Program is 30-45 minutes long and requires at least 30 days' advance notice for scheduling.

Group Adventures
$45 per person includes Museum admission

The Museum now offers exciting half-day “adventures” for private groups interested in a more unique, and in-depth experience in the Sonoran Desert. Participants gain new perspectives, and enjoy hands-on opportunities while interacting with the Museum’s education specialists and conservation scientists. Topics include: Yoga in the Desert, Pine Needle Basketweaving, Getting to Know Birds, and Sonoran Supermarket. Programs typically scheduled 9am – 12pm and require at least 30 days’ advance notice for scheduling.

Custom proposals for additional group activities available upon request.

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