Space Ranch 2014 Registration Information

How to Book Your Space Ranch 2014 Vacation

Space Ranch 2014 is now full and registration is closed. If you would like be on a waiting list to fill cancellations, please email us with your name and the number of people in your party.

Signing up for Space Ranch 2014 is a two-step process:

Step 1

Register online with Science Getaways. This registration page will allow you to pay for participating in the Space Ranch 2014 program and will also let you register for the optional tour/stargazing trip to the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter on February 28. If you choose to skip this trip and stay at the ranch, there will be still be plenty to do. Tanque Verde has regular activities in the afternoons and evenings, and the pools, hot tubs and bars will be open.

Step 2

Make your lodging reservation with Tanque Verde Ranch. Fill out their registration and dietary request forms, then email them to Nina Baird at If you prefer to make your reservation by phone you can call Nina at 520-731-5574 or toll free: 800-234-3833 ext. 3236. Be sure to tell her you’re with the Science Getaways group to get the discounted room rate. If you want to upgrade to a casita or hacienda room, Nina can quote you those rates.


Registration Fee

The Space Ranch 2014 registration fee is $485. Registration entitles guests to participate in all the scientist-led activities, including talks by astronaut Charlie Walker, Meteorite Man Geoff Notkin, and astronomer Phil Plait, meteorite hunting in the desert with Geoff, and stargazing at Tanque Verde with Phil. If you’re traveling with someone who does not care to participate, that’s fine, they don’t have to register. We understand that not everyone shares the same interests, so you can bring along someone who just wants to spend a few days at a fabulous southwestern guest ranch.

Please contact if you have questions or special registration needs.


Traveling with Children

There will be no specific children’s activities in the programming at Space Ranch 2014. Children are welcome to participate, but they will need to register. The recommended minimum age for the lectures and science activities is 10, but it is ultimately up to the judgment of parents. Due to the limited size of this Getaway group, we are unable to offer a lower rate for child registrations. If you want to bring younger kids along, Tanque Verde offers a free daily Kids Club program for children ages 4-14. Kids Club keeps them active and supervised daily from 8:00-3:00 and they have the option to eat dinner with the other kids in the kids’ dining room from 6:00-8:00.

Science Getaways is planning a family oriented adventure for the summer of 2014. This would be a great option for those who want to have young children participate in a Science Getaway. It will be a few months before details are announced, but if you’d like to be on our mailing list to find out when registration opens, please email and type Mailing List in the subject line.


Deposit & Cancellation Policy

Tanque Verde Ranch requires 100% payment at the time your lodging reservation is made. This deposit is fully refundable if the reservation is cancelled at least 60 days in advance. Science Getaways will also issue a full refund of the registration fee for cancellations at least 60 days in advance.



Free wireless internet and cell phone service are available throughout the ranch.


Getting to Tanque Verde Ranch

The closest airport is Tucson International (code TUS). Tanque Verde offers airport shuttle service for $85 per van each way. Upon request, they will try to schedule several passengers who can share the cost of the trip.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is about a 2 hour drive from Tanque Verde Ranch.

Click here for directions from the Tucson or Phoenix Airports to Tanque Verde Ranch.


If you have any questions or need registration assistance, please contact us.

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