Outreach Programs

Let the Museum come to you! Outreach programs are a great way for your group to learn more about a particular topic as Museum Educators bring knowledge, touchable wildlife items, and live animals to your site. Programs are cross-curricular and based on the Arizona Academic Standards for grades EC-8. Programs can also be held at the museum during your field trip. The museum can travel to locations in the greater Tucson area. To schedule an Outreach, click here or call 629-0100 ext 311.

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PRE SCHOOL DISCOVERY OUTREACHES

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 and share touchable wildlife artifacts and live animals at your school during a 45 minute program.

Choose between:

  • Rascally Reptiles
  • Insect & Spider Discovery
  • Animal Discovery

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OUTREACHES

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OUTREACHES

GRADES K-5

 

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. (60 minutes)

Outreach Information and Activities

GRADES 2-5

 

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. (60 minutes)

GRADES K-5

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

Outreach Information and Activities

GRADES 2-5

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! (60 minutes)

Outreach Information and Activities

GRADES K-5

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

Outreach Information and Activities

GRADES K-5

Live Animal Encounter – Get up close and personal with some live critters! Animals vary depending on availability, but may include up to 4 animals such as Madagascar hissing cockroaches, bearded dragon, Chinese water dragon, box turtle, Russian tortoise, kingsnake or ball python. (30 minutes)

Outreach Prices (at your location):

0-30 students

$50/program

31-50 students

$75/program

51-100 students*

$100/program

Class Prices (On Site at Museum):

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