At your request, we can schedule specialized learning ‘nuggets’ for your group’s visit to South Mountain! These learning experiences are offered in increments of 20, 40, 60, 80 or 120 minute sessions and are available for adults or youth ages 4 and up. These flexible options are great for homeschool groups, scout badge workshops, birthday or holiday parties, church outings, or integrating learning into your organization or work event. South Mountain Nugget topics include:

  • Cactus Hotel
  • Power of the Sun
  • Surface Temperature Investigation
  • Designed by Nature
  • Photosynthesis and the Desert Food Chain
  • Water Flows Through Our World
  • Desert Life Around Us
  • Colors of the Desert
  • Water Pathways
  • Urban Impacts
  • South Mountain Rocks

The range of learning activities includes investigations, games, crafts, stories, demonstrations, and guided walks, varying as appropriate for age level, timeframe and season.

Note: Scheduling and topic selection must be done through education manager or programs assistant before registration.

  • 4-7 years (up to 13 youth per group)
  • 8-14 years (up to 20 youth per group)
  • Ages 15 and up (up to 30 per group)

Fees per group (according to maximum numbers per group noted above)

  • 20 minutes - $25
  • 40 minutes - $40
  • 60 minutes - $55
  • 80 minutes - $70
  • 120 minutes - $100 (not available for ages 4-7)

Rate for youth pricing based on youth number only, and requires supervision of at least 3 adults accompanying at no additional fee.

For unsupervised youth, rates increase:  20 min. $30, 40 min. $50, 60 min. $75, 80 min. $100, 120 min. $150