Outreach Programs

Interested in a more in-depth educational experience? Outreach programs are a great way for your group to learn more about a particular topic as Museum Educators share knowledge, touchable wildlife items, and live animals. Programs are cross-curricular and based on the Arizona Academic Standards for grades EC-8. Programs can be held at the museum or at your site in the greater Tucson area. To schedule a program, or for information on programs for larger audiences, click here or call 629-0100 ext 311.



Specifically designed for ages 3-5

These programs are a great way for your preschoolers to learn more about animals, their adaptations, and the habitats they live in. Museum educators read a book, bring a craft, and share touchable wildlife artifacts and live animals at your school during a one hour program.

Choose between:

  • Rascally Reptiles
  • Insect & Spider Discovery
  • Animal Discovery

Reptile Rally – Learn about the different reptile groups by viewing live members of the reptile family. Touch an alligator skull, turtle shell, and snake shed to discover the unique characteristics that have helped these "living fossils" survive. All grades. (60 minutes)

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Bone Bonanza – Discover clues about the natural history of an animal by looking at its skull! Examine the difference between an exoskeleton and endoskeleton. Observe live animals while learning about their special skeletons. Grade 2 & up. (60 minutes)

Animal Diversity – Meet a representative of each of six different animal groups. Learn the characteristics that define each group and make them unique. All grades. (60 minutes)

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Tropical Topics – Discover the diversity of jungle life by learning the life layers. View everyday products that originate from the tropics. Examine live and mounted animals from the rainforest and meet one of nature’s recyclers! Grade 2 & up. (60 minutes)

Outreach Information and Activities

Insects and Spiders – Enter the wonderful worlds of spiders and insects to explore the similarities and difference of their body structure and life history. All grades. (60 minutes)

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Live Animal Encounter – Learn about the life histories and touch a live turtle, snake and bearded dragon lizard. (30 minutes)

Outreach Prices:

0-30 students


31-50 students


51-100 students*


Class Prices (On Site at Museum):

$35/class (up to 30 students/class)