The Museum is located in the beautiful Sonoran desert overlooking the city of Tucson and provides a unique and serene atmosphere for birthday parties, receptions or business meetings.

The Wildlife Theater seats 98 and is available for meetings and presentations. It is equipped with a projector system for laptops and DVDs.

The dining area, located on the main floor of the Museum, features a Saltillo tiled floor and colorful tables and chairs that set a festive mood for any gathering. With existing tables and chairs, this area comfortably accommodates 80 guests.

Banquet tables and folding chairs are available for use upon request.

Rental / Deposit Info

During Museum Hours (9am-5pm Mon-Fri or 9am-6pm Sat-Sun)

Two Hours reserved space in dining area; unlimited time in the museum
Rental Fee: $50
Admission Fee: Group rates of $7/ adult, $4/ child (age 12 & under)
Additional hours reserved space in dining area $25 / hour

After Museum Hours (5pm-10pm Mon-Fri or 6pm-10pm Sat-Sun)

3 Hours use of entire museum
Rental Fees:
Up to 25 guests: $325
26-50 guests: $500
51-75 guests: $675
76-100 guests $850
Additional hours $50/ hour

Add on an Experience for your group! Available for after hours facility rentals only.

2 hours of Archery: $150 – Get out on the range and hit the bullseye. This add-on is great for teambuilding and just plain old fun! You’ll get two hours of instruction and shooting time and all the equipment is provided. Archery is taught by a NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) certified instructor. This option is available for guests 9 years old and up.
Live Animal Encounter: $50 – Meet the live animals of IWM! You’ll get to touch and learn about reptiles, insects, spiders and mammals. Ask about what animals may be available for your group!
Wildlife Theater: Included with Facility Rental – The Wildlife Theater seats 94, and is available for presentations, movies, slideshows, etc. with prior reservations. The theater can play DVDs or a computer can be hooked up for presentations (The museum does not provide the computer). Please inform us with what your needs are (sound, WiFi, etc.) and we will accommodate you to the best of our ability.
Flashlight Safari: Included with Facility Rental Explore the museum in the dark! We’ll turn the lights off and your group can tour by flashlight. Make sure to tell your guests to bring their own flashlight!

No food or drinks are allowed in any exhibit spaces. You are welcome to use any caterer you would like (no kitchen facilities available). Alcohol must be served by a licensed bartender. Prices include tax. A $50 non-refundable deposit (applied to the cost of your rental) is required at time of booking, as well as a $100 damage deposit (applied to the cost of your rental if there are no damages incurred). Final payment is due 3 days prior to event.

Click here for further information or for questions, please call (520) 629-0100, ext. 385 or email


Regular Museum Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

4800 W Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85745
+1 520-629-0100


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