Book a Field Trip
Bring your students on a field trip to the Imperial Valley Desert Museum!
Call or email Luis, our Education Coordinator, at Education@ivdesertmuseum.org or (760)-358-7016 to schedule your next field trip with us!
See below for answers to our most frequently asked questions!
In accordance with the Imperial County Department of Public Health, we still strongly recommend all visitors to continue wearing masks while indoors and ask that individual choices are respected.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your tour, please do so at least one week in advance. No-shows and last minute cancellations (less than 48 hours) will be invoiced $25.
Yes! Please visit our Virtual Classroom to join IVDM's staff of Curators, Educators, and Specialists on a "Traveling Field Trip" across Southern California as we explore and celebrate the history and heritage of the Kumeyaay people. Field Trip lesson plans are also made available upon request.
The minimum number of students is 8, if there are fewer students, the group leader must commit to paying for the minimum number of students.
Yes, we require at least 1 teacher or chaperone per 10 students. We request that chaperones do not bring along other children or babies in strollers to help keep their active participation in supervising the field trip students.
Admission is $5 per student, teachers and chaperones are given free admission in exchange for their active participation in supervising students.
All payments are accepted upon arrival on the date of your field trip. We accept cash and checks, checks should be made payable to the Imperial Valley Desert Museum. We can also invoice your school or organization if necessary.
The Imperial Valley Desert Museum currently does not have the capability to provide lunch: teachers, students, and chaperones are encouraged to provide their own lunches. School groups have designated outdoor lunch areas to enjoy lunch (weather permitting). Lunches can be stored inside the museum or left on the bus during field trips.
Yes! We stock many items geared towards all ages- some of the children's items we feature are stuffed animals, bracelets, tumble stones, books, and much more! Our gift shop items vary in prices to accommodate students.
Yes! We offer a History on the Go! option if teachers cannot bring their students to the museum. Please contact our Education Coordinator for more details.