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Research Residence Fees & Accommodation

The Southwestern Research Station is operated by the American Museum of Natural History, a nonprofit research and educational institution.  All income from fees is used to help defray the operating costs of the Station. The Museum subsidizes scientific research at the Station by assuming annual deficits and investing in capital improvements. 

 

The Station provides lodging for visiting researchers in private or shared rooms.  Meals are included with the price of lodging, and are provided in a common dining room. 

 

Researcher Rates

To qualify for researcher rates, you must have a research application and proposal on file.  To qualify for student rates you must be in a degree seeking program and have a research proposal on file, or be listed as an student assistant on a reseacher application.

Lodging
1Station Fees
Total Fees
Researcher
Dorm
double occupancy
$47.00
$9.00
$56.00
Researcher
Dorm
single occupancy
$57.00
$9.00
$66.00
Researcher
Room 
single occupancy (kitchenette) 
$81.00
$9.00
$90.00
Researcher
Room
double occupancy (kitchenette)
$71.00
$9.00
$80.00
Student Researcher
Dorm 
double occupancy
$37.00
$9.00
2$46.00
Student Researcher
Dorm
single occupancy
$57.00
$9.00
$66.00
Spouse Dorm
$47.00 $9.00 $56.00
Spouse Kitchenette
$71.00 $9.00 $80.00
3Campers
$38.00
$9.00
$47.00

 

 
 
 
Lodging
Children
Ages 4-15
$32.00
Children
Under 4
FREE
 

1 Station Fees include use of the labs, science facilities, and/or conference room; and internet

2 Student subsidies are available. Please click here for applications and eligibility.

3 A limited number of campers are allowed on station grounds; call to check on availability. 

 

Internet:  The labs are wired for highspeed internet and wireless is available in most station locations.  A computer room is available for researchers that do not bring their own laptops.  

 

Winter Rates* (November 1 - February 28)

 
 
Person/Per Night
Researcher with active project; kitchenette 
$65.00
Researcher with active project; full kitchen
$70.00
Each Additional Person in room
$10.00
 
*Winter rates do not include meals. However, accommodations with kitchens are available and a restaurant is located within five miles of the station.
 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Click here for description and pictures of our new dormitory

 

Researchers are requested to apply to the Station for accommodations well in advance of their anticipated time of arrival.   Please indicate in writing or by phone your first meal to be taken on arrival.  Accommodations are mostly dorm rooms with 2 or 3 single beds, and a men's and women's communal bathroom.   All linens are supplied.  Rooms do not have televisions or telephones (see below).  A swimming pool is available for guest use, as are washers and a dryer and a common-use refrigerator.  A laundry facility is available at the dormitory.  Tokens may be purchased in the main office between 8am-12 and 1pm-5pm.

 

MEALS:

Meals are served promptly at 7:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 6:00 pm. Guests eat family style in the dining room or at outside picnic tables. Vegetarian meals are available with advance notice. Also, with 24-hour notice sack lunches can be provided. 

 

For hardy early-birds who would rather be in the field at 7:30, a self-serve cold breakfast of cereal and juice can be arranged the night before with the cook and can be taken between 5:30 and 6:30 am.  You must be out of the dining room by 6:30 am so that the cooks can prepare the regular breakfast. The dining hall is closed between meals.

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CHECK-IN TIMES:     

By 11:00 am for lunch arrival

By 4:00 pm for dinner arrival

 

INVOICING:

 All invoices must be paid within 90 days of receipt.  After 90 days of non-payment, a one percent per month service charge will accrue. 

 Other Useful Information:

  • Personal and traveler's checks are accepted, as well as, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards.

  • Pets are not permitted.  Please do not bring pets and leave them in your vehicle.

  • Arizona does not go on daylight savings time; during the winter and summer.

    We are on Mountain Standard Time (in the summer, this is the equivalent of

    Pacific Daylight Savings Time).

  • A phone is available in the computer room.  Calling cards are available for sale in the main office and gift shop.  Guests cannot be reached through the main Station number, 520-558-2396, except in real emergencies.

  • Internet access is available free.

  • Driving time from Tucson is three hours. Click here for directions and a map.

  • Feel free to call for more information!