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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! 

Your campers will enjoy a fun, educational tour with a docent that includes activities in the historic farmhouse, a nature walk, time at the fossil dig and access to our one-of-a-kind natural playground. Last but not least, your campers will spend time in the Gemstone Village labyrinth hunting for gems! The cost is $12/child.

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

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