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The Desert of Maine Center for Arts & Ecology

Schools + Camps

Bring your class or camp to the Desert of Maine for an immersive, hands-on field trip! Our educational programs offer customized content in ecology, history, and geology adapted for learners of all ages.


Field Trips

A field trip to the Desert of Maine gives your students an experiential window into the ecology, geology, and history of this unique landmark—and, of course, a magical day exploring the dunes!

Pricing for a standard field trip is $12/student*, which includes a 45 minute interactive educational program followed by unstructured time to explore the dunes' wonders.

We generally host field trips seasonally from April-October, but exceptions are possible during the off-season. Find more information here or by contacting us at


*Discounted pricing is available for qualifying school districts. 

Camp Visits

The Desert of Maine offers an exciting day of discovery for your summer camp! 

Camps receive a discounted group rate of $9/child and get access to our one-of-a-kind natural playground and all of our favorite exhibits (Gemstone Village, anyone?) during the Desert of Maine's regular open hours.

For more information or to schedule your camp's visit, contact us at

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